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James Howells Considers Digging Up a Landfill to Find Lost Bitcoin

Remember that dude from 2013 who accidentally threw away his hard drive full of Bitcoin? Well, he’s back hitting headlines again as the recent surge in BTC price has encouraged him to restart his treasure hunt. He’s prepared to get his hands pretty dirty too… by digging up a landfill site.James Howells from Newport, Wales was an early cryptocurrency miner. He started back in 2009 and had ama


Chainalysis: Up to 3.79 Million Bitcoins May Be Lost Forever

According to blockchain analysis company, Chainalysis, up to 23% of the Bitcoins currently in circulation may be lost forever. The study represents the first detailed effort to quantify the number of units of the cryptocurrency for which private keys have long since been forgotten.Of course, it’s impossible to say exactly how many Bitcoin are being hoarded and how many will truly never be recove


Virtual Currency Exchanges and US Customers Beware, IRS is Coming: Expert Blog

In the aftermath of Satoshi Nakamoto’s groundbreaking paper in 2009, money began travelling via a new financial route - virtual currencies. The first Bitcoin exchange was established on February 6, 2010 where Bitcoin traded for the first time for 0.3 cents.Last June, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) asked the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for more guidance on virtu


Most Bitcoin Cash Holders Spends Funds Within Six Hours of Receiving it

Now that Bitcoin Cash has been around for a while, the first statistics have come to light. An analysis by Chainalysis paints a pretty interesting picture for BCH. Most of the transaction volume comes from now coins. A lot of BCH is spent within six hours of being held. Not an ideal store of value by any means, although that isn’t surprising. Speculation is the driving factor for the current BCH


Cryptocurrency Tax Tips, Until Tax Relief Passes: Expert Blog

*Expert Blog is Cointelegraph new series of articles by the crypto industry leaders. It covers everything from Blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies to ICO regulation and investment analysis from industry leaders. If you want to become our guest author and get published on Cointelegraph, please send us an email at mike@cointelegraph.com.The IRS says Bitcoin and other digital currencies are co


Why Europe is Fertile Ground for Blockchain New Industrial Revolution

The first industrial revolution, the transition to new manufacturing processes, and the second industrial revolution, the technological revolution, both started in Great Britain and then spread through Europe before reaching the US and beyond.Both changed the world deeply, at its roots. The next industrial revolution is happening now, in the cradle of Europe, and it will change our world more than


Only 802 People Paid Taxes on Bitcoin Profits, IRS Says

Talk about investing in Bitcoin and the news of people becoming ‘bitcoinnaires’ are almost everywhere these days – newspapers, TV’s, radio, and the Internet. However, one thing is missing from these stories: the tax man.Yes, Virginia, Bitcoin is taxableThe IRS began issuing guidance on taxation of Bitcoin in March 2014. At that time, the agency announced that Bitcoin would be treated as pr


IRS To Go After Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash Profits, What to Expect

Recent developments lead many to Bitcoin mining and investing in Bitcoin as many tend to believe that it is a great start for investment. Regulators and tax specialists are now looking into cryptocurrencies and how they should be treated when it comes to income taxation.Since there are currently no set guidelines and procedures as to how cryptocurrencies are being taxed, the recent split of Bitcoi

U.S. Lawmakers Aim to Protect Bitcoin Users from Government Harassment

Regulation Members of the U.S. government are steadily preparing legislation towards the use of cryptocurrencies. Some representatives from Congress want to add strict regulatory guidelines, and some of them believe virtual currencies can never be compliant. According to reports, three members of Congress are in the midst of drafting legisl

IRS May Consider Bitcoin Cash Fork Taxable Income This Year

Taxes The U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) may consider bitcoin cash taxable this year, according to tax experts. Some bitcoin cash recipients could owe tax at rates as high as 39.6%.Also read: Federal Judge Sides with Coinbase Customer Against IRSBitcoin Cash Could be Treated as IncomeAt the time of the Bitcoin network split on August