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Crypto-Powered - The Most Promising Use-Cases of Decentralized Finance (DeFi)

Crypto-Powered - The Most Promising Use-Cases of Decentralized Finance (DeFi)
A whirlwind tour of Defi, paying close attention to protocols that we’re leveraging at Genesis Block.
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This is the third post of Crypto-Powered — a new series that examines what it means for Genesis Block to be a digital bank that’s powered by crypto, blockchain, and decentralized protocols.
Last week we explored how building on legacy finance is a fool’s errand. The future of money belongs to those who build with crypto and blockchain at their core. We also started down the crypto rabbit hole, introducing Bitcoin, Ethereum, and DeFi (decentralized finance). That post is required reading if you hope to glean any value from the rest of this series.
97% of all activity on Ethereum in the last quarter has been DeFi-related. The total value sitting inside DeFi protocols is roughly $2B — double what it was a month ago. The explosive growth cannot be ignored. All signs suggest that Ethereum & DeFi are a Match Made in Heaven, and both on their way to finding strong product/market fit.
So in this post, we’re doing a whirlwind tour of DeFi. We look at specific examples and use-cases already in the wild and seeing strong growth. And we pay close attention to protocols that Genesis Block is integrating with. Alright, let’s dive in.

Stablecoins

Stablecoins are exactly what they sound like: cryptocurrencies that are stable. They are not meant to be volatile (like Bitcoin). These assets attempt to peg their price to some external reference (eg. USD or Gold). A non-volatile crypto asset can be incredibly useful for things like merchant payments, cross-border transfers, or storing wealth — becoming your own bank but without the stress of constant price volatility.
There are major governments and central banks that are experimenting with or soon launching their own stablecoins like China with their digital yuan and the US Federal Reserve with their digital dollar. There are also major corporations working in this area like JP Morgan with their JPM Coin, and of course Facebook with their Libra Project.
Stablecoin activity has grown 800% in the last year, with $290B of transaction volume (funds moving on-chain).
The most popular USD-pegged stablecoins include:
  1. Tether ($10B): It’s especially popular in Asia. It’s backed by USD in a bank account. But given their lack of transparency and past controversies, they generally aren’t trusted as much in the West.
  2. USDC ($1B): This is the most reputable USD-backed stablecoin, at least in the West. It was created by Coinbase & Circle, both well-regarded crypto companies. They’ve been very open and transparent with their audits and bank records.
  3. DAI ($189M): This is backed by other crypto assets — not USD in a bank account. This was arguably the first true DeFi protocol. The big benefit is that it’s more decentralized — it’s not controlled by any single organization. The downside is that the assets backing it can be volatile crypto assets (though it has mechanisms in place to mitigate that risk).
Other notable USD-backed stablecoins include PAX, TrueUSD, Binance USD, and Gemini Dollar.
tablecoins are playing an increasingly important role in the world of DeFi. In a way, they serve as common pipes & bridges between the various protocols.
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Lending & Borrowing

Three of the top five DeFi protocols relate to lending & borrowing. These popular lending protocols look very similar to traditional money markets. Users who want to earn interest/yield can deposit (lend) their funds into a pool of liquidity. Because it behaves similarly to traditional money markets, their funds are not locked, they can withdraw at any time. It’s highly liquid.
Borrowers can tap into this pool of liquidity and take out loans. Interest rates depend on the utilization rate of the pool — how much of the deposits in the pool have already been borrowed. Supply & demand. Thus, interest rates are variable and borrowers can pay their loans back at any time.
So, who decides how much a borrower can take? What’s the process like? Are there credit checks? How is credit-worthiness determined?
These protocols are decentralized, borderless, permissionless. The people participating in these markets are from all over the world. There is no simple way to verify identity or check credit history. So none of that happens.
Credit-worthiness is determined simply by how much crypto collateral the borrower puts into the protocol. For example, if a user wants to borrow $5k of USDC, then they’ll need to deposit $10k of BTC or ETH. The exact amount of collateral depends on the rules of the protocol — usually the more liquid the collateral asset, the more borrowing power the user can receive.
The most prominent lending protocols include Compound, Aave, Maker, and Atomic Loans. Recently, Compound has seen meteoric growth with the introduction of their COMP token — a token used to incentivize and reward participants of the protocol. There’s almost $1B in outstanding debt in the Compound protocol. Mainframe is also working on an exciting protocol in this area and the latest iteration of their white paper should be coming out soon.
There is very little economic risk to these protocols because all loans are overcollateralized.
I repeat, all loans are overcollateralized. If the value of the collateral depreciates significantly due to price volatility, there are sophisticated liquidation systems to ensure the loan always gets paid back.
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Investments

Buying, selling, and trading crypto assets is certainly one form of investing (though not for the faint of heart). But there are now DeFi protocols to facilitate making and managing traditional-style investments.
Through DeFi, you can invest in Gold. You can invest in stocks like Amazon and Apple. You can short Tesla. You can access the S&P 500. This is done through crypto-based synthetics — which gives users exposure to assets without needing to hold or own the underlying asset. This is all possible with protocols like UMA, Synthetix, or Market protocol.
Maybe your style of investing is more passive. With PoolTogether , you can participate in a no-loss lottery.
Maybe you’re an advanced trader and want to trade options or futures. You can do that with DeFi protocols like Convexity, Futureswap, and dYdX. Maybe you live on the wild side and trade on margin or leverage, you can do that with protocols like Fulcrum, Nuo, and DDEX. Or maybe you’re a degenerate gambler and want to bet against Trump in the upcoming election, you can do that on Augur.
And there are plenty of DeFi protocols to help with crypto investing. You could use Set Protocol if you need automated trading strategies. You could use Melonport if you’re an asset manager. You could use Balancer to automatically rebalance your portfolio.
With as little as $1, people all over the world can have access to the same investment opportunities and tools that used to be reserved for only the wealthy, or those lucky enough to be born in the right country.
You can start to imagine how services like Etrade, TD Ameritrade, Schwab, and even Robinhood could be massively disrupted by a crypto-native company that builds with these types of protocols at their foundation.
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Insurance

As mentioned in our previous post, there are near-infinite applications one can build on Ethereum. As a result, sometimes the code doesn’t work as expected. Bugs get through, it breaks. We’re still early in our industry. The tools, frameworks, and best practices are all still being established. Things can go wrong.
Sometimes the application just gets in a weird or bad state where funds can’t be recovered — like with what happened with Parity where $280M got frozen (yes, I lost some money in that). Sometimes, there are hackers who discover a vulnerability in the code and maliciously steal funds — like how dForce lost $25M a few months ago, or how The DAO lost $50M a few years ago. And sometimes the system works as designed, but the economic model behind it is flawed, so a clever user takes advantage of the system— like what recently happened with Balancer where they lost $500k.
There are a lot of risks when interacting with smart contracts and decentralized applications — especially for ones that haven’t stood the test of time. This is why insurance is such an important development in DeFi.
Insurance will be an essential component in helping this technology reach the masses.
Two protocols that are leading the way on DeFi insurance are Nexus Mutual and Opyn. Though they are both still just getting started, many people are already using them. And we’re excited to start working with them at Genesis Block.
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Exchanges & Liquidity

Decentralized Exchanges (DEX) were one of the first and most developed categories in DeFi. A DEX allows a user to easily exchange one crypto asset for another crypto asset — but without needing to sign up for an account, verify identity, etc. It’s all via decentralized protocols.
Within the first 5 months of 2020, the top 7 DEX already achieved the 2019 trading volume. That was $2.5B. DeFi is fueling a lot of this growth.
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There are many different flavors of DEX. Some of the early ones included 0x, IDEX, and EtherDelta — all of which had a traditional order book model where buyers are matched with sellers.
Another flavor is the pooled liquidity approach where the price is determined algorithmically based on how much liquidity there is and how much the user wants to buy. This is known as an AMM (Automated Market Maker) — Uniswap and Bancor were early leaders here. Though lately, Balancer has seen incredible growth due mostly to their strong incentives for participation — similar to Compound.
There are some DEXs that are more specialized — for example, Curve and mStable focus mostly only stablecoins. Because of the proliferation of these decentralized exchanges, there are now aggregators that combine and connect the liquidity of many sources. Those include Kyber, Totle, 1Inch, and Dex.ag.
These decentralized exchanges are becoming more and more connected to DeFi because they provide an opportunity for yield and earning interest.
Users can earn passive income by supplying liquidity to these markets. It usually comes in the form of sharing transaction fee revenue (Uniswap) or token rewards (Balancer).
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Payments

As it relates to making payments, much of the world is still stuck on plastic cards. We’re grateful to partner with Visa and launch the Genesis Block debit card… but we still don’t believe that's the future of payments. We see that as an important bridge between the past (legacy finance) and the future (crypto).
Our first post in this series shared more on why legacy finance is broken. We talked about the countless unnecessary middle-men on every card swipe (merchant, acquiring bank, processor, card network, issuing bank). We talked about the slow settlement times.
The future of payments will be much better. Yes, it’ll be from a mobile phone and the user experience will be similar to ApplePay (NFC) or WePay (QR Code).
But more importantly, the underlying assets being moved/exchanged will all be crypto — digital, permissionless, and open source.
Someone making a payment at the grocery store check-out line will be able to open up Genesis Block, use contactless tech or scan a QR code, and instantly pay for their goods. All using crypto. Likely a stablecoin. Settlement will be instant. All the middlemen getting their pound of flesh will be disintermediated. The merchant can make more and the user can spend less. Blockchain FTW!
Now let’s talk about a few projects working in this area. The xDai Burner Wallet experience was incredible at the ETHDenver event a few years ago, but that speed came at the expense of full decentralization (can it be censored or shut down?). Of course, Facebook’s Libra wants to become the new standard for global payments, but many are afraid to give Facebook that much control (newsflash: it isn’t very decentralized).
Bitcoin is decentralized… but it’s slow and volatile. There are strong projects like Lightning Network (Zap example) that are still trying to make it happen. Projects like Connext and OmiseGo are trying to help bring payments to Ethereum. The Flexa project is leveraging the gift card rails, which is a nice hack to leverage existing pipes. And if ETH 2.0 is as fast as they say it will be, then the future of payments could just be a stablecoin like DAI (a token on Ethereum).
In a way, being able to spend crypto on daily expenses is the holy grail of use-cases. It’s still early. It hasn’t yet been solved. But once we achieve this, then we can ultimately and finally say goodbye to the legacy banking & finance world. Employees can be paid in crypto. Employees can spend in crypto. It changes everything.
Legacy finance is hanging on by a thread, and it’s this use-case that they are still clinging to. Once solved, DeFi domination will be complete.
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Impact on Genesis Block

At Genesis Block, we’re excited to leverage these protocols and take this incredible technology to the world. Many of these protocols are already deeply integrated with our product. In fact, many are essential. The masses won’t know (or care about) what Tether, USDC, or DAI is. They think in dollars, euros, pounds and pesos. So while the user sees their local currency in the app, the underlying technology is all leveraging stablecoins. It’s all on “crypto rails.”
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When users deposit assets into their Genesis Block account, they expect to earn interest. They expect that money to grow. We leverage many of these low-risk lending/exchange DeFi protocols. We lend into decentralized money markets like Compound — where all loans are overcollateralized. Or we supply liquidity to AMM exchanges like Balancer. This allows us to earn interest and generate yield for our depositors. We’re the experts so our users don’t need to be.
We haven’t yet integrated with any of the insurance or investment protocols — but we certainly plan on it. Our infrastructure is built with blockchain technology at the heart and our system is extensible — we’re ready to add assets and protocols when we feel they are ready, safe, secure, and stable. Many of these protocols are still in the experimental phase. It’s still early.
At Genesis Block we’re excited to continue to be at the frontlines of this incredible, innovative, technological revolution called DeFi.
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None of these powerful DeFi protocols will be replacing Robinhood, SoFi, or Venmo anytime soon. They never will. They aren’t meant to! We’ve discussed this before, these are low-level protocols that need killer applications, like Genesis Block.
So now that we’ve gone a little deeper down the rabbit hole and we’ve done this whirlwind tour of DeFi, the natural next question is: why?
Why does any of it matter?
Most of these financial services that DeFi offers already exist in the real world. So why does it need to be on a blockchain? Why does it need to be decentralized? What new value is unlocked? Next post, we answer these important questions.
To look at more projects in DeFi, check out DeFi Prime, DeFi Pulse, or Consensys.
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30+ Reasons Why Cryptocurrencies Are Worthless

1)It is possible to change the code through a miner vote or a fork and change the total supply or anything. DASH did it : they reduced the total supply from 84M to 18.9M a few years ago. They could also increase it to 999 Trillions if they wanted to so that millions of DASH are mined every week.

2)You can also fork bitcoin anytime , start over from 0 and claim it's the real bitcoin. (BCH , BSV , BTG , LTC , BCD etc)

3)Why would you pay $10,000 for a digital collectible unit called BTC when you can use BCH or TRX or LTC .. you name it. They work just as fine and cost less. There is no rarity like in gold.

4)Think of any amount you hold in ethereum as a gift card to use smart contracts on the ETH blockchain. Ridiculous. You’d rather hold a wal mart gift card or even simply cash.

5)Private keys may be bruteforced as we speak. Quintillions entries a second. When they’ll have enough bitcoins under control , they could move them all at once instantly.(At least 45,000 ETH have been stolen this way for now through ethereum bandit)SHA 256 is too old , bitcoin is 10 years old , it is not secure enough , quantum computing could potentially break it.

6)And that’s if people don’t find a way to create an infinite amount of coins to sell on exchanges.. it happened with monero , stellar , bitcoin , zcash , zcoin , eos , etc..

proofs :

“Bitcoin , Coindesk : “The Latest Bitcoin Bug Was So Bad, Developers Kept Its Full Details a Secret”an attacker could have actually used it to create new Bitcoin — above the 21 million hard-cap of coin creation — thereby inflating the supply and devaluing current bitcoins.”

Stellar : “Stellar Inflation: Glitch Leads to 2.25 Billion Extra XLM Printed”

Monero : “A bug in the Monero (XMR) wallet software that could enable fake deposits to exchanges has been recently brought to public attention through a Medium post”

Zcoin : Forged coins were created, but not exceeding 1% of the circulating supply. We will release further details on exact numbers when Sigma is released.

EOS : “Hackers Forge Billion EOS Coins to Steal Real Crypto From DEX “

Zcash : “Zcash Team Reveals It Fixed a Catastrophic Coin Counterfeiting Bug” etc..

7)Segwit , and especially Lightning network is a very complex technology and it will inevitably have flaws , bugs , it will be exploited and people will lose money. That alone can cause bitcoin to drop very low levels.

8)Then miners may be losing millions so they will stop mining , blocks may be so slow , almost no transaction will come though , and bitcoin may not have enough time to reach the next difficulty adjustement. This is reffered to as a death spiral. Then every crypto even those with no mining involved may crash hard.

9)Many crypto wallets are unsafe and have already caused people to lose all their investment , including the infamous “parity wallet”.

10)It is NOT trustless. you have to trust the wallet you’re using is not just generating an address controlled by the developper , you have to trust the node the wallet connects to is an honest node , you have to trust a Rogue state or organization with enough computing power will not 51% attack the network. etc..

11)Bitcoin is NOT deflationary. Bitcoins are created every blocks (roughly every 10 minutes) and you wil be dead by the time we reach the 21 million current hard cap.

12)Bitcoin price may artificially be inflated by Tether.

13)It’s an energy waste , an environmental catastrophy.

14)The only usecases are money laundering , tax evasion , gambling , buying on the dark net , evading sanctions and speculation.

15)Governments will ban it if it gets too big , and they have a big incentive to do so , not only for the obscure usecases but also because it threatens the stability of sovereign currencies. Trump could kill bitcoin with one tweet , force fiat exchanges to cease activity.

16)Most cryptos are scams , the rest are just crazy speculative casino investments.

17)It is pyramidal : early adopters intend to profit massively while last comers get crushed. That's not how money works. The overwhelming majority of crypto holders are buying it because they think they will be able to sell it to a higher price later. Money is supposed to be rather stable. That's why the best cryptocurrencies are USDT USDC etc..

18)The very few stores accepting bitcoin always have the real price in the local currency , not in bitcoin. And prices like 0.00456329 BTC are ridiculous !

19)About famous brokers listing bitcoin : they have to meet the demand in order to make money , it doesn't mean they approve it , some even short it (see interactive broker's CEO opinion on bitcoin)

20)People say cash is backed by nothing and losing value slowly , and yes it is very flawed , but there is a whole nation behind it , it's accepted everywhere , you can buy more things with it.

21)Everybody in crypto thinks that there will be a new bullrun and that then , they will sell. But because everybody thinks it will happen , it might not happen. The truth is past performance doesn’t indicate future performance and it is absolutely not guaranteed that there will ever be another bullrun. The markets are unpredictable.

22)Also BTC went from about $0.003 to the price it is today , so don’t think it’s cheap now.

23)There is no recourse if you’re scammed/hacked/made a mistake in the address etc. No chargebacks. But it might be possible to do a rollback (blockchain reorganization) to reverse some transactions. BSV did it.

24)In case of a financial crisis , the speculative assets would crash the most and bitcoin is far from being a non speculative safe heaven ; and governments might ban it to prevent fiat inflation to worsen.

25) Having to write down the private key somewhere or memorize it is a security flaw ! It’s insane to think a system like this will gain mass adoption.

26) The argument saying governments can not ban it because it is decentralized (like they banned drugs) doesn’t work for cryptos. First , drugs are much harder to find and much more expensive and unsafe because of the ban , and people are willing to take the risk because they like it. But if crypto is banned , value will drop too much , and if you can’t sell it for fiat without risking jail , goodluck to find a buyer. Fiat exchanges could close. Banks could terminate every crypto related bank account. And maybe then the mining death spiral would happen and kill all cryptos.

27) Crypto doesn’t exist. It’s like buying air. It’s just virtual collectibles generated by a code. Faguzzi, fugazzi, it’s a whazzie, it’s a whoozie.. it’s a.. fairy dust. It doesn’t exist. It’s never landed. It’s no matter, it’s not on the elemental chart. It… it’s not fucking real!

28) Most brilliant guys have come out and said Bitcoin was a scam or worthless. Including Bill Gates , Warren Buffet , The Wolf Of Wall Street…

29) Inflation is necessary for POW , BTC code will have to be changed to bypass the 21M cap or mining will die ! If BTC code is not changed to allow for miners to be paid reasonably , they will cease mining when the bitcoin block reward gets too low.Even monero understood it ,the code will have to be changed to allow for an infinite bitcoin supply (devaluating all current bitcoins) or the hash will decrease and the security of bitcoin will decrease dramatically and be 51% attacked

30) Don’t mix up blockchain and cryptos. Even blockchain is overrated. But when you hear this or that company is going blockchain , it doesn’t mean they support cryptocurrencies.

31) Craig Wright had a bitcoin mining company with Dave Kleinman (he died) and on january 1 2020 he claims he will be able to access the 1.1M BTC/BCH/BTG from the mining trust. He may or may not dump them on the market , he also said BTC had a fatal flaw and that by 2019 there will be no more BTC.

32) Hacks in cryptos are very common and usually massive. Billions of dollars in crypto have been stolen in the last 6 years. In may 2019 Binance was hacked and lost 7,000 BTC (and it’s far from being the biggest crypto hack).

33) Bitcoin was first. It's an ancient technology. Newer blockchains have privacy, smart contracts, distributed apps and more.Bitcoin is our future? Was the Model T the future of the automobile? (John Mc Afee)

34) IOTA investiguating stolen funds on mainnet. IOTA shuts down the whole network to deal with trinity wallet attack.

35) Compared to bitcoin other cryptos work just as fine and don't waste so much energy.

36 ) Everytime miners disagree on the updates it will create another version of bitcoin : problem of governance and legitimacy.

37) Cryptos are only legitimate if they act as a credit for a redeemable asset like USDT or gold backed coins.


While the native language of the writter is not english , I think you get the point and it doesn't make it any less relevant.
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US Tax Guide for ETH and other cryptocurrencies

Introduction:  
Greetings, fellow ethtraders! Happy New Year! In the next few months, taxpayers across the US will be filing their 2017 tax returns. As an Enrolled Agent and a ETH/cryptocurrency investor and enthusiast, I wanted to write up a brief guide on how your investments in ETH and other cryptocurrencies are taxed in the US.
 
 
1. Are ETH/cryptocurrency realized gains taxable?
Yes. The IRS treats virtual currency (such as cryptocurrency) as property. That means if you sell ETH, BTC, or any other cryptocurrency that has appreciated in value, you have realized a capital gain and must pay taxes on this income. If you held the position for one year or less, it is a short-term capital gain which is taxed at your ordinary income tax rate. If you held the position for more than one year, it is a long-term capital gain which is taxed at your long-term capital gains tax rate. In most cases, this is 15%, but could also be 0% or 20% depending on your specific ordinary income tax bracket.
 
2. If I sell my ETH for USD on Coinbase but do not transfer the USD from Coinbase to my bank account, am I still taxed?
Yes. The only thing that matters is that you sold the ETH, which creates a taxable transaction. Whether you transfer the USD to your bank account or not does not matter.
 
3. If I use my ETH to buy OMG or another cryptocurrency, is this a taxable transaction?
Most likely yes. See #4 below for a more detailed explanation. If assuming crypto to crypto trades are not able to be like-kind exchanged, then continue on to the next paragraph here.
This is actually two different transactions. The first transaction is selling your ETH for USD. The second transaction is buying the OMG with your USD. You must manually calculate these amounts. For example, I buy 1 ETH for $600 on Coinbase. Later on, the price of 1 ETH rises to $700. I transfer that 1 ETH to Bittrex and use it to buy 37 OMG. I have to report a capital gain of $100 because of this transaction. My total cost basis for the 37 OMG I purchased is $700.
 
4. If I use my ETH to buy OMG or other cryptocurrency, could that be considered a tax-free like-kind exchange?
Probably not. The new tax law says that like-kind exchanges only pertain to real estate transactions. This was done with Section 13303, which replaced “property” with “real property” for all of Section 1031 (page 72 near the bottom). My personal interpretation:
In 2018 and going forward, cryptocurrencies can definitely not be like-kind exchanged.
In 2017 and before, it is a very gray area. I personally am not taking the position that they can be like-kind exchanged, because if the IRS went after a taxpayer who did this, the IRS would probably win and the taxpayer would owe taxes, interest, and probably penalties on every single little gain made from trading one cryptocurrency for another.
Here is a great interpretation of why trading cryptocurrency for cryptocurrency is probably not a like-kind transaction.
In my opinion, the biggest factor is that like-kind exchanges must be reported on Form 8824 and not just ignored. Therefore, if a taxpayer is claiming like-kind exchanges on crypto to crypto exchanges, he or she would have to fill out a Form 8824 for each individual transaction of crypto to crypto, which would be absolutely cumbersome if there are hundreds or thousands of such trades.
Here is another article about like-kind exchanges.
Here is the American Institute of CPAs' letter to the IRS, dated June 10, 2016, asking them to release guidance on whether crypto to crypto can be like-kind exchanged or not. The IRS has not responded to the letter.
 
5. How do I calculate the realized capital gain or loss on the sale of my cryptocurrency?
The realized gain or loss is your total proceeds from the sale minus what you purchased those positions for (your cost basis). For example, you bought 1 ETH for $300 in June of 2017. In December of 2017, you sold that 1 ETH for $800. Your realized gain would be $800 - $300 = $500. Since you held it for one year or less, the $500 would be a short-term capital gain taxed at your ordinary income tax rate.
 
6. Which ETH's cost basis do I use if I have multiple purchases?
The cost basis reporting method is up to you. For example, I buy my first ETH at $300, a second ETH at $530, and a third ETH at $400. Later on, I sell one ETH for $800. I can use:
FIFO (first in first out) - cost basis would the first ETH, $300, which would result in a gain of $500.
LIFO (last in first out) - cost basis would be the third ETH, $400, which would result in a gain of $400.
Average cost - cost basis would be the average of the three ETH, $410, which would result in a gain of $390.
Specific identification - I can just choose which coin's cost basis to use. For example, I can choose the second ETH's cost basis, $530, which would result in the lowest capital gains possible of $270.
 
7. If I end up with a net capital loss, can I claim this on my tax return?
Capital gains and capital losses are netted on your tax return. If the net result of this is a capital loss, you may offset it against ordinary income on your tax return, but only at a maximum of $3,000 per year. The remaining losses are carried forward until you use them up.
 
8. What is the tax rate on my capital gains?
If long-term, the tax rate is 0%, 15%, or 20%, depending on your ordinary income tax bracket. If short-term, the tax bracket you’ll be in will depend on your total income and deductions. The ordinary income tax brackets are 10%, 15%, 25%, 28%, 33%, 35%, and 39.6% in 2017 and 10%, 12%, 22%, 24%, 32%, 35%, and 37% in 2018 and going forward.
Here are the 2017 and 2018 ordinary income tax brackets.
Here are the 2017 and 2018 long-term capital gains tax brackets.
Here is a detailed article on how the calculation of long-term capital gains tax work and how you can take advantage of the 0% long-term capital gains rate, if applicable.
 
9. If I mine ETH or any other cryptocurrency, is this taxable?
Yes. IRS Notice 2014-21 states that mining cryptocurrency is taxable. For example, if you mined $7,000 worth of ETH in 2017, you must report $7,000 of income on your 2017 tax return. For many taxpayers, this will be reported on your Schedule C, and you will most likely owe self-employment taxes on this income as well. The $7,000 becomes the cost basis in your ETH position.
 
10. How do I calculate income for the cryptocurrency I mined?
This is the approach I would take. Say I mined 1 ETH on December 31, 2017. I would look up the daily historical prices for ETH and average the high and low prices for ETH on December 31, 2017, which is ($760.35 + $710.12) / 2 = $735.24. I would report $735.24 of income on my tax return. This would also be the cost basis of the 1 ETH I mined.
 
11. Can I deduct mining expenses on my tax return?
If you are reporting the income from mining on Schedule C, then you can deduct expenses on Schedule C as well. You can deduct the portion of your electricity costs allocated to mining, and then you depreciate the cost of your mining rig over time (probably over five years). Section 179 also allows for the full deduction of the cost of certain equipment in year 1, so you could choose to do that if you wanted to instead.
 
12. If I receive ETH or other cryptocurrency as a payment for my business, is this taxable?
Yes. Similar to mining, your income would be what the value of the coins you received was. This would also be your cost basis in the coins.
 
13. If I received Bitcoin Cash as a result of the hard fork on August 1, 2017, is this taxable?
Most likely yes. For example, if you owned 1 Bitcoin and received 1 Bitcoin Cash on August 1, 2017 as a result of the hard fork, your income would be the value of 1 Bitcoin Cash on that date. Bitcoin.tax uses a value of $277. This value would also be your cost basis in the position. Any other hard forks would probably be treated similarly. Airdrops may be treated similarly as well, in the IRS' view.
Here are a couple more good articles about reporting the Bitcoin Cash fork as taxable ordinary income. The second one goes into depth and cites a US Supreme Court decision as precedent: one, two
 
14. If I use ETH, BTC, or other cryptocurrency to purchase goods or services, is this a taxable transaction?
Yes. It would be treated as selling your cryptocurrency for USD, and then using that USD to purchase those goods or services. This is because the IRS treats cryptocurrency as property and not currency.
 
15. Are cryptocurrencies subject to the wash sale rule?
Probably not. Section 1091 only applies to stock or securities. Cryptocurrencies are not classified as stocks or securities. Therefore, you could sell your ETH at a loss, repurchase it immediately, and still realize this loss on your tax return, whereas you cannot do the same with a stock. Please see this link for more information.
 
16. What if I hold cryptocurrency on an exchange based outside of the US?
There are two separate foreign account reporting requirements: FBAR and FATCA.
A FBAR must be filed if you held more than $10,000 on an exchange based outside of the US at any point during the tax year.
A Form 8938 (FATCA) must be filed if you held more than $75,000 on an exchange based outside of the US at any point during the tax year, or more than $50,000 on the last day of the tax year.
The penalties are severe for not filing these two forms if you are required to. Please see the second half of this post for more information on foreign account reporting.
 
17. What are the tax implications of gifting cryptocurrency?
Small gifts of cryptocurrency do not have a tax implication for the gift giver or for the recipient. The recipient would retain the gift giver's old cost basis, so it could be a good idea for the gift giver to provide records of the original cost basis to the recipient as well (or else the recipient would have to assume a cost basis of $0 if the recipient ever sells the cryptocurrency).
Large gifts of cryptocurrency could start having gift and estate tax implications on the giver if the value exceeds more than $14,000 (in 2017) or $15,000 (in 2018) per year per recipient.
Here's a good article on Investopedia on this issue.
An important exception applies if the gift giver gives cryptocurrency that has a cost basis that is higher than the market value at the time of the gift. Please see the middle of this post for more information on that.
 
18. Where can I learn even more about cryptocurrency taxation?
Unchained Podcast: The Tax Rules That Have Crypto Users Aghast
IRS Notice 2014-21
Great reddit post from tax attorney Tyson Cross from 2014
 
19. Are there any websites that you recommend in helping me with all of this?
Yes - I have used bitcoin.tax and highly recommend it. You can import directly from an exchange to the website using API, and/or export a .csv/excel file from the exchange and import it into the website. The exchanges I successfully imported from were Coinbase, GDAX, Bittrex, and Binance. The result is a .csv or other file that you can import into your tax software.
I have also heard good things about cointracking.info but have not personally used it myself.
 
20. Taxation is theft!
I can't help you there.
 
 
That is the summary I have for now. There have been a lot of excellent cryptocurrency tax guides on reddit, such as this one, this one, and this one, but I wanted to post my short summary guide on ethtrader which hopefully answers some of the questions you all may have about US taxation of ETH and other cryptocurrencies. Please let me know if you have any more questions, and I’d be happy to answer them to the best of my ability. Thank you!
Regarding edits: I have made many edits to my post since I originally posted it. Please refresh to see the latest edits to my guide. Thank you.
 
Disclaimer:
The information contained within this post is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended to substitute for obtaining tax, accounting, or financial advice from a professional.
Any U.S. federal tax advice contained in this post is not intended to be used for the purpose of avoiding penalties under U.S. federal tax law.
Presentation of the information via the Internet is not intended to create, and receipt does not constitute, an advisor-client relationship. Internet users are advised not to act upon this information without seeking the service of a tax professional.
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#PundiX July 2019 Monthly Activity Recap

Dear Pundians,
July was definitely a whirlwind! Over the last month, we hit several milestones — from being Samsung’s first fintech app in its blockchain ecosystem to organizing meetups in five cities across the globe, and so much more in between. Allow us to walk you through the specifics.
Product Development Telegram integration and crypto gift feature We are very excited to announce that X Wallet 2.0 is now available on Android and iOS. Using this version, you can integrate your Telegram contacts and send or receive crypto gifts. To make things easier, we set up an official Telegram chat group (https://t.me/pundixgift) for users (it’s currently the top Telegram chat according to combot.org). For more information, check out our feature.
Integration support for Verifone X990 US-based Verifone welcomed Pundi X with the integration of its X990 with our XPOS module. Through this partnership, users now have access to a wider network of retailers accepting cryptocurrency payments. Read more about it here.
Welcoming Samsung Blockchain Wallet We’re excited to be part of Samsung’s growing adoption of blockchain technology into their products. The Samsung Blockchain Wallet enables the use of decentralized apps on Samsung smartphones, making it easier for blockchain technology to penetrate the mainstream market. We are definitely privileged to be part of this important initiative.
On top of it all, our platform now supports 12 tokens, including native coins of three public chains, which are BNB, XEM and QTUM.
Merchant Adoption and Partnership Kapytal exchange, Mexico Last July 4, we were at the Blockchain Summit Latam 2019 in Mexico City to seal our partnership with Kapytal, a Mexican digital asset exchange. They will be the first official distributor for Pundi X in Mexico, having launched operations on August 1. Not only do they distribute XPOS and XPass cards, they also provide liquidity for merchants willing to cash out Mexican pesos to their bank accounts.
São Paulo, Brazil Pundi X continues to make waves in Brazil, with five new newsstands adopting the XPOS in the center of São Paulo.
Lounge X, Korea Robot-powered café Lounge X located in Seoul, South Korea, now welcomes crypto payments via XPOS. It’s a highly advanced café with a robot barista and a robot server, and the addition of XPOS to its tech-drive operations is definitely a plus for the café and Pundi X. The restaurant of the future is now here.
Event and communities XBlockchain Meetups: Hanoi, Tokyo, Johannesburg, Dubai, and Istanbul In July, we’ve co-organized a series of XBlockchain meetups to spread the awareness of the blockchain technology, Function X and Pundi X development progress. The purpose is to seek the collaboration opportunities with various blockchain communities and businesses. July 4: Pundi X partnered with Coin 98 and Function X for a XBlockchain Meetup at the VCC Exchange in Hanoi, Vietnam. July 6: Pundi X hosted a XBlockchain Meetup with Function X, Kyber Network and VeChain Japan Community in Tokyo, Japan. July 20: Pundi X together with the Dosh Exchange and the Project Tubu successfully finished a XBlockchain Meetup in Johannesburg, South Africa. July 24: Pundi X met with major partners at the Astrolabs XBlockchain Meetup Dubai. July 30: Last XBlockchain Meetup in July was held in Istanbul, Turkey with Koophub. Thank you for our partners and those who participated the meetups!
Mobile 360 Africa Pundi X CEO and Co-Founder Zac Cheah was at Mobile360 Africa last July 16 to share his insights on the topic, “How Blockchain Steers Technology of The Future” and showcase the blockchain technology that Function X is capable of. Held in Kigali, Rwanda and organized by GSMA, Mobile360 highlighted key initiatives in the mobile landscape and in relation to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
Afro Asia Fintech Festival 2019 In the same week of Mobile 360 Africa, the Pundi X team also went to Nairobi with the Monetary Authority of Singapore to join Afro Asia Fintech Festival from July 15–16. We met important ministers, regulators, bankers, and enterprises to discuss collaborations for the development of the fintech landscape in Africa.
World Cities Summit Joao Victor Mendes, LATAM Country Manager of Pundi X shared what our team has been up to at the World Cities Summit | Mayors Forum 2019 in Medellin, Colombia on July 13.
Blockcrypto Brazil Joao was also at Blockcrypto Brazil to share how Function X works. At the conference, we set up a booth where participants experienced how to top up Bitcoin using XPOS.
MakerDao, DigiX and Pundi X joint meetup in Seoul We also held a successful joint meetup between MakerDao and DigiX in Seoul on July 13, as a way to strengthen our community in the city.
Binance/Pundi X Meetup in Medellín Binance met with Pundi X last July 10 in Medellin, Colombia, as a way to further the partnership and conversation between the two companies.
Community AMA Q2 Quarterly report We are grateful to those who joined our AMA Session with Zac Cheah, who was happy to report some of Pundi X’s highlights over the last quarter and announce our upcoming activities.
Binance Italian Telegram Group We’re also joined AMA hosted by the Binance Italian Telegram Group and gave out 3,000,000 NPXSXEM as crypto gifts to those who participated.
Pink Care Token Alliance with Binance Charity Foundation Period poverty is a reality, that’s why Binance Charity Foundation initiated Pink Care Token (PCAT) a stablecoin aimed at sponsoring feminine hygiene products for young women in the underdeveloped world. Pundi X has joined PCAT to help Binance Charity Foundation to achieve the goal.
CryptoGift Drop Event To celebrate NPXSXEM migrating to Binance Chain, we have held five days of CryptoGift Drop Even from July 17–21 by giving out a total of 14,000,000 NPXSXEM to the selected Telegram groups.
Q2 Removal of 34 billion of NPXS and NPXSXEM tokens On July 14, we completed the removal of 5 billion NPXS and 29 billion NPXSXEM tokens for Q2 2019. We’ve included the amount of NPXS and NPXSXEM converted to FX tokens in May. The conversion of NPXS and NPXSXEM was completed on July 15 and will continue removing these converted tokens per scheduled. Below is the overview of the conversion result.
Migration to Binance Chain and DEX listing proposal submission Announced on June 21, the migration of NPXSXEM BEP2 tokens has started in July. The current total supply of NPXSXEM is 67,725,825,819.45 and will be swapped 1:1 to the Binance Chain, becoming BEP2 tokens. Meanwhile, we also submitted NPXSXEM listing on Binance DEX proposal. Thanks to the support of our community, the proposal has received over 3500+upvotes. As the voting also requires Binance Chain Validators, we are awaiting for the listing result at this moment.
Full: https://medium.com/pundix/monthly-report-a-recap-of-activities-in-july-2019-7585e1488601
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Rating for FatBTC

Trust 9.6/10
FatBTC exchange has a great reputation online although the community is still growing.
Fees 9.8/10
The exchange’s 0.2% trading fee is attractive and below average.
Customer Support 9.2/10
The exchange answers to inquiries fast and professionally.
Ease of Use 9.5/10
It is easy to trade on FatBTC with the exchange's currencies.
Overall rating:
The true user experience of FatBTC will be evaluated as the community grows. Its liquidity grows high, making it easy for traders to feel attracted to the exchange.
Is FatBTC reliable? - Full Exchange Review
Quick inner navigation:
  1. What is FatBTC?
  2. FatBTC Fees
  3. FatBTC Verification
  4. Special Features
  5. How to use FatBTC?
Although there are over a dozen cryptocurrency exchanges with high reviews, traders are always looking for new trading platforms to experiment with. Coinmarketcap.com lists 212 exchanges, some with 24 hours trading volumes of more than $700000. FatBTC, a global exchange, ranks 22th with a daily trading volume of $17 million. The biggest exchange based on daily trading volume is BitMex, an exchange most notable for trading Bitcoins against US dollars. The largest cryptocurrency to cryptocurrency exchange is Binance, with a 24-hour trading volume of $1.84 billion. Bitfinex comes in third and popular US-based exchange, GDAX, ranks eighth.
FatBTC ranks at number 8, has gained a lot of popularity since December 2017. The company claims to now have more than 100,000 daily traders. The following FatBTC exchange review explores all the important aspects of the trading platform.
What is FatBTC?
Launched in 2014, FatBTC targeted global traders. The official language on the website is now available in multiple languages, such as English, Chinese(Trading), Chinese (Simplified), Portuguese, Spanish,Russian and etc. It lists more than 100 cryptocurrencies, both popular and less popular cryptocurrencies. The exchange offers four main services:
► Purchase of Bitcoins can use USD, EUR, VND through bank transfer
► An online cryptocurrency wallet
► Purchase and selling of cryptocurrencies
► Speculative investment exchange, Fatcoin
The platform has been open and welcoming to traders from all parts of the world.
There are currently no limits to buying or selling any of the cryptocurrencies listed on the exchange. The average daily trading volume for Ethereum against Bitcoins, for example, is $36,800. With such a trading volume, an investor who purchases ether coins worth $10,000 and above will have trouble buying or selling the coins.
Buying Payment Method
As a Chinese focused market, FatBTC facilitates buying of the following cryptocurrencies using USD, EUR, VND via bank transfer: Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Ethereum Classic, Ripple, DogeCoin, EOS, Dent, Dragon Coin, Kin Coin.
If you live outside China, you can fund your account using Bitcoins or Ethereum coins. You also have the option to add funds using popular altcoins Like Bitcoin Cash and Ripple.
Selling Payment Methods
FatBTC pairs most cryptocurrencies with Bitcoin, Ethereum.You can sell any cryptocurrencies, or receive Bitcoins or ether coins. According to the website’s daily trading volume, most traders sell their cryptocurrencies in either Bitcoins.
Available Cryptocurrencies
At the time of writing, FatBTC Lists 24 cryptocurrencies. Most of the coins on the exchange contribute Less than 5% of daily trading volumes. In fact, Bitcoin, Ethereum and Bitcoin Cash contribute 84% of the exchange’s daily trading volume.63.35% of all trading involves Chinese Yuan and Bitcoins. The top 13 cryptocurrencies contribute less than 1% of daily trading volumes. Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin, and EOS are the top most popular cryptocurrencies on FatBTC.Less popular but rising cryptocurrencies on the exchange include TRON, Electra, and Dogecoin.
FatBTC Fees
With fixed 0.2% trading fees, the FatBTC exchange has Lower fees than most exchanges. FatBTC exchange has lower fees than most exchanges. The average trading fee is 0.25%, with a few exchanges offering up to 1%. Here is how FatBTC fares regarding fees compared to popular cryptocurrency exchanges. Some exchanges charge a maker versus taker fee, whereby sellers, who provide Liquidity to the coin, are makers. Takers are traders buying the coins. Some exchanges charge a fixed trading fee irrespective of whether you are buying or selling a cryptocurrency.
Exchange Maker Taker Fixed fee
GDAX 0% 0.25%
Bitfinex 0.1% 0.2%
HitBTC 0.1%
Binance 0.1%
Poloniex 0.15% 0.25%
Kraken 0.16% 0.26%
As you can see above, only Binance and HitBTC beat FatBTC in fees. However, FatBTC does not charge deposit fees, while some exchanges that purport to charge low or no trading fees do. The exchange does, however, charge a slightly high withdrawal fee of 0.5% Bitcoins.
FatBTC Verification
Creating an account on the trading platform is fast and easy. To register, the exchange asks for your email address where they send a verification code. Once you enter the code, you can create a password and log in immediately. No additional details are requested.
FatBTC Special Features
► Bonus Giveaways
To attract more traders to the platform, FatBTC is constantly offering bonuses and gifts to their traders. When promoting the introduction of Newifi Gold, for example, the exchange promised to giveaway a Tesla electric car, a tour, Apple devices, and bonuses to the top 10 traders.
► Live Announcements
The trading platform has an announcement tab on the left corner where news and important information is regularly updated. On top of that, there is a live chatbox where you can ask for assistance 24/7.
► Customer Support
The exchange has three main ways mode of communication with traders:
► A live chatbox.
► A ticket system where traders can submit their messages.
► Social media on Telegram, email, and Twitter.
So far, there have been no significant complaints about the exchange's customer support. If anything, most traders appreciate the exchange’s quick customer care.
How to use FatBTC?
The trading platform has a fairly easy user interface. You can access any of the services on FatBTC by following these steps:
Step 1: Create an Account
As already mentioned, creating an account on the exchange only requires a genuine email address. Through the email address, the exchange provides a verification code which helps you create an account. Verification to log in on the exchange is your email address and a password.
Step 2: Fund your Account
Except for Chinese traders who can fund their accounts using the local currency, most traders will have to fund their accounts using Bitcoins or Ethereum.FatBTC provides a deposit address unique to each cryptocurrency. Fund your account with a minimum of 0.05Bitcoins, and you can begin trading on the exchange.
Step 3: Trade
This exchange is a little bit unique. The website separates trading into four:
► Bitcoin Market
► Ethereum Market
► Fatcoin Market
Step 4: Withdraw Funds
As already mentioned, the minimum coin withdrawal amount is an equivalent of 0.05 Bitcoins. There is a fixed withdrawal fee of 0.005 Bitcoins. The Deposit and Withdrawal tab can be accessed on the far right corner of your screen. When depositing coins, you lock them with a unique password that you also use when withdrawing them.
In a Nutshell
FatBTC is fast-growing, thanks to a user-friendly, responsive website and good customer support It’s fast-growing, thanks to a user-friendly, responsive website and good customer support.
Thank you for reading our FatBTC review above. Hopefully, it will help you make an informed decision of whether to trade on the platform or not.
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Rating for FatBTC

Trust 9.6/10
FatBTC exchange has a great reputation online although the community is still growing.
Fees 9.8/10
The exchange’s 0.2% trading fee is attractive and below average.
Customer Support 9.2/10
The exchange answers to inquiries fast and professionally.
Ease of Use 9.5/10
It is easy to trade on FatBTC with the exchange's currencies.
Overall rating:
The true user experience of FatBTC will be evaluated as the community grows. Its liquidity grows high, making it easy for traders to feel attracted to the exchange.
Is FatBTC reliable? - Full Exchange Review
Quick inner navigation:
  1. What is FatBTC?
  2. FatBTC Fees
  3. FatBTC Verification
  4. Special Features
  5. How to use FatBTC?
Although there are over a dozen cryptocurrency exchanges with high reviews, traders are always looking for new trading platforms to experiment with. Coinmarketcap.com lists 212 exchanges, some with 24 hours trading volumes of more than $700000. FatBTC, a global exchange, ranks 22th with a daily trading volume of $17 million. The biggest exchange based on daily trading volume is BitMex, an exchange most notable for trading Bitcoins against US dollars. The largest cryptocurrency to cryptocurrency exchange is Binance, with a 24-hour trading volume of $1.84 billion. Bitfinex comes in third and popular US-based exchange, GDAX, ranks eighth.
FatBTC ranks at number 8, has gained a lot of popularity since December 2017. The company claims to now have more than 100,000 daily traders. The following FatBTC exchange review explores all the important aspects of the trading platform.
What is FatBTC?
Launched in 2014, FatBTC targeted global traders. The official language on the website is now available in multiple languages, such as English, Chinese(Trading), Chinese (Simplified), Portuguese, Spanish,Russian and etc. It lists more than 100 cryptocurrencies, both popular and less popular cryptocurrencies. The exchange offers four main services:
► Purchase of Bitcoins can use USD, EUR, VND through bank transfer
► An online cryptocurrency wallet
► Purchase and selling of cryptocurrencies
► Speculative investment exchange, Fatcoin
The platform has been open and welcoming to traders from all parts of the world.
There are currently no limits to buying or selling any of the cryptocurrencies listed on the exchange. The average daily trading volume for Ethereum against Bitcoins, for example, is $36,800. With such a trading volume, an investor who purchases ether coins worth $10,000 and above will have trouble buying or selling the coins.
Buying Payment Method
As a market, FatBTC facilitates buying of the following cryptocurrencies using USD, EUR, VND via bank transfer: Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Ethereum Classic, Ripple, DogeCoin, EOS, Dent, Dragon Coin, Kin Coin.
If you live outside China, you can fund your account using Bitcoins or Ethereum coins. You also have the option to add funds using popular altcoins Like Bitcoin Cash and Ripple.
Selling Payment Methods
FatBTC pairs most cryptocurrencies with Bitcoin, Ethereum.You can sell any cryptocurrencies, or receive Bitcoins or ether coins. According to the website’s daily trading volume, most traders sell their cryptocurrencies in either Bitcoins.
Available Cryptocurrencies
At the time of writing, FatBTC Lists 24 cryptocurrencies. Most of the coins on the exchange contribute Less than 5% of daily trading volumes. In fact, Bitcoin, Ethereum and Bitcoin Cash contribute 84% of the exchange’s daily trading volume.63.35% of all trading involves Chinese Yuan and Bitcoins. The top 13 cryptocurrencies contribute less than 1% of daily trading volumes. Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin, and EOS are the top most popular cryptocurrencies on FatBTC.Less popular but rising cryptocurrencies on the exchange include TRON, Electra, and Dogecoin.
FatBTC Fees
With fixed 0.2% trading fees, the FatBTC exchange has Lower fees than most exchanges. FatBTC exchange has lower fees than most exchanges. The average trading fee is 0.25%, with a few exchanges offering up to 1%. Here is how FatBTC fares regarding fees compared to popular cryptocurrency exchanges. Some exchanges charge a maker versus taker fee, whereby sellers, who provide Liquidity to the coin, are makers. Takers are traders buying the coins. Some exchanges charge a fixed trading fee irrespective of whether you are buying or selling a cryptocurrency.
Exchange Maker Taker Fixed fee
GDAX 0% 0.25%
Bitfinex 0.1% 0.2%
HitBTC 0.1%
Binance 0.1%
Poloniex 0.15% 0.25%
Kraken 0.16% 0.26%
As you can see above, only Binance and HitBTC beat FatBTC in fees. However, FatBTC does not charge deposit fees, while some exchanges that purport to charge low or no trading fees do. The exchange does, however, charge a slightly high withdrawal fee of 0.5% Bitcoins.
FatBTC Verification
Creating an account on the trading platform is fast and easy. To register, the exchange asks for your email address where they send a verification code. Once you enter the code, you can create a password and log in immediately. No additional details are requested.
FatBTC Special Features
► Bonus Giveaways
To attract more traders to the platform, FatBTC is constantly offering bonuses and gifts to their traders. When promoting the introduction of Newifi Gold, for example, the exchange promised to giveaway a Tesla electric car, a tour, Apple devices, and bonuses to the top 10 traders.
► Live Announcements
The trading platform has an announcement tab on the left corner where news and important information is regularly updated. On top of that, there is a live chatbox where you can ask for assistance 24/7.
► Customer Support
The exchange has three main ways mode of communication with traders:
► A live chatbox.
► A ticket system where traders can submit their messages.
► Social media on Telegram, email, and Twitter.
So far, there have been no significant complaints about the exchange's customer support. If anything, most traders appreciate the exchange’s quick customer care.
How to use FatBTC?
The trading platform has a fairly easy user interface. You can access any of the services on FatBTC by following these steps:
Step 1: Create an Account
As already mentioned, creating an account on the exchange only requires a genuine email address. Through the email address, the exchange provides a verification code which helps you create an account. Verification to log in on the exchange is your email address and a password.
Step 2: Fund your Account
Except for Chinese traders who can fund their accounts using the local currency, most traders will have to fund their accounts using Bitcoins or Ethereum.FatBTC provides a deposit address unique to each cryptocurrency. Fund your account with a minimum of 0.05Bitcoins, and you can begin trading on the exchange.
Step 3: Trade
This exchange is a little bit unique. The website separates trading into four:
► Bitcoin Market
► Ethereum Market
► Fatcoin Market
Step 4: Withdraw Funds
As already mentioned, the minimum coin withdrawal amount is an equivalent of 0.05 Bitcoins. There is a fixed withdrawal fee of 0.005 Bitcoins. The Deposit and Withdrawal tab can be accessed on the far right corner of your screen. When depositing coins, you lock them with a unique password that you also use when withdrawing them.
In a Nutshell
FatBTC is fast-growing, thanks to a user-friendly, responsive website and good customer support It’s fast-growing, thanks to a user-friendly, responsive website and good customer support.
Thank you for reading our FatBTC review above. Hopefully, it will help you make an informed decision of whether to trade on the platform or not.
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Rating for FatBTC

Trust 9.6/10
FatBTC exchange has a great reputation online although the community is still growing.
Fees 9.8/10
The exchange’s 0.2% trading fee is attractive and below average.
Customer Support 9.2/10
The exchange answers to inquiries fast and professionally.
Ease of Use 9.5/10
It is easy to trade on FatBTC with the exchange's currencies.
Overall rating:
The true user experience of FatBTC will be evaluated as the community grows. Its liquidity grows high, making it easy for traders to feel attracted to the exchange.
Is FatBTC reliable? - Full Exchange Review
Quick inner navigation:
  1. What is FatBTC?
  2. FatBTC Fees
  3. FatBTC Verification
  4. Special Features
  5. How to use FatBTC?
Although there are over a dozen cryptocurrency exchanges with high reviews, traders are always looking for new trading platforms to experiment with. Coinmarketcap.com lists 212 exchanges, some with 24 hours trading volumes of more than $700000. FatBTC, a global exchange, ranks 22th with a daily trading volume of $17 million. The biggest exchange based on daily trading volume is BitMex, an exchange most notable for trading Bitcoins against US dollars. The largest cryptocurrency to cryptocurrency exchange is Binance, with a 24-hour trading volume of $1.84 billion. Bitfinex comes in third and popular US-based exchange, GDAX, ranks eighth.
FatBTC ranks at number 8, has gained a lot of popularity since December 2017. The company claims to now have more than 100,000 daily traders. The following FatBTC exchange review explores all the important aspects of the trading platform.
What is FatBTC?
Launched in 2014, FatBTC targeted global traders. The official language on the website is now available in multiple languages, such as English, Chinese(Trading), Chinese (Simplified), Portuguese, Spanish,Russian and etc. It lists more than 100 cryptocurrencies, both popular and less popular cryptocurrencies. The exchange offers four main services:
► Purchase of Bitcoins can use USD, EUR, VND through bank transfer
► An online cryptocurrency wallet
► Purchase and selling of cryptocurrencies
► Speculative investment exchange, Fatcoin
The platform has been open and welcoming to traders from all parts of the world.
There are currently no limits to buying or selling any of the cryptocurrencies listed on the exchange. The average daily trading volume for Ethereum against Bitcoins, for example, is $36,800. With such a trading volume, an investor who purchases ether coins worth $10,000 and above will have trouble buying or selling the coins.
Buying Payment Method
As a Chinese focused market, FatBTC facilitates buying of the following cryptocurrencies using USD, EUR, VND via bank transfer: Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Ethereum Classic, Ripple, DogeCoin, EOS, Dent, Dragon Coin, Kin Coin.
If you live outside China, you can fund your account using Bitcoins or Ethereum coins. You also have the option to add funds using popular altcoins Like Bitcoin Cash and Ripple.
Selling Payment Methods
FatBTC pairs most cryptocurrencies with Bitcoin, Ethereum.You can sell any cryptocurrencies, or receive Bitcoins or ether coins. According to the website’s daily trading volume, most traders sell their cryptocurrencies in either Bitcoins.
Available Cryptocurrencies
At the time of writing, FatBTC Lists 24 cryptocurrencies. Most of the coins on the exchange contribute Less than 5% of daily trading volumes. In fact, Bitcoin, Ethereum and Bitcoin Cash contribute 84% of the exchange’s daily trading volume.63.35% of all trading involves Chinese Yuan and Bitcoins. The top 13 cryptocurrencies contribute less than 1% of daily trading volumes. Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin, and EOS are the top most popular cryptocurrencies on FatBTC.Less popular but rising cryptocurrencies on the exchange include TRON, Electra, and Dogecoin.
FatBTC Fees
With fixed 0.2% trading fees, the FatBTC exchange has Lower fees than most exchanges. FatBTC exchange has lower fees than most exchanges. The average trading fee is 0.25%, with a few exchanges offering up to 1%. Here is how FatBTC fares regarding fees compared to popular cryptocurrency exchanges. Some exchanges charge a maker versus taker fee, whereby sellers, who provide Liquidity to the coin, are makers. Takers are traders buying the coins. Some exchanges charge a fixed trading fee irrespective of whether you are buying or selling a cryptocurrency.
Exchange Maker Taker Fixed fee
GDAX 0% 0.25%
Bitfinex 0.1% 0.2%
HitBTC 0.1%
Binance 0.1%
Poloniex 0.15% 0.25%
Kraken 0.16% 0.26%
As you can see above, only Binance and HitBTC beat FatBTC in fees. However, FatBTC does not charge deposit fees, while some exchanges that purport to charge low or no trading fees do. The exchange does, however, charge a slightly high withdrawal fee of 0.5% Bitcoins.
FatBTC Verification
Creating an account on the trading platform is fast and easy. To register, the exchange asks for your email address where they send a verification code. Once you enter the code, you can create a password and log in immediately. No additional details are requested.
FatBTC Special Features
► Bonus Giveaways
To attract more traders to the platform, FatBTC is constantly offering bonuses and gifts to their traders. When promoting the introduction of Newifi Gold, for example, the exchange promised to giveaway a Tesla electric car, a tour, Apple devices, and bonuses to the top 10 traders.
► Live Announcements
The trading platform has an announcement tab on the left corner where news and important information is regularly updated. On top of that, there is a live chatbox where you can ask for assistance 24/7.
► Customer Support
The exchange has three main ways mode of communication with traders:
► A live chatbox.
► A ticket system where traders can submit their messages.
► Social media on Telegram, email, and Twitter.
So far, there have been no significant complaints about the exchange's customer support. If anything, most traders appreciate the exchange’s quick customer care.
How to use FatBTC?
The trading platform has a fairly easy user interface. You can access any of the services on FatBTC by following these steps:
Step 1: Create an Account
As already mentioned, creating an account on the exchange only requires a genuine email address. Through the email address, the exchange provides a verification code which helps you create an account. Verification to log in on the exchange is your email address and a password.
Step 2: Fund your Account
Except for Chinese traders who can fund their accounts using the local currency, most traders will have to fund their accounts using Bitcoins or Ethereum.FatBTC provides a deposit address unique to each cryptocurrency. Fund your account with a minimum of 0.05Bitcoins, and you can begin trading on the exchange.
Step 3: Trade
This exchange is a little bit unique. The website separates trading into four:
► Bitcoin Market
► Ethereum Market
► Fatcoin Market
Step 4: Withdraw Funds
As already mentioned, the minimum coin withdrawal amount is an equivalent of 0.05 Bitcoins. There is a fixed withdrawal fee of 0.005 Bitcoins. The Deposit and Withdrawal tab can be accessed on the far right corner of your screen. When depositing coins, you lock them with a unique password that you also use when withdrawing them.
In a Nutshell
FatBTC is fast-growing, thanks to a user-friendly, responsive website and good customer support It’s fast-growing, thanks to a user-friendly, responsive website and good customer support.
Thank you for reading the FatBTC review above!
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Rating for FatBTC

Trust 9.6/10
FatBTC exchange has a great reputation online although the community is still growing.
Fees 9.8/10
The exchange’s 0.2% trading fee is attractive and below average.
Customer Support 9.2/10
The exchange answers to inquiries fast and professionally.
Ease of Use 9.5/10
It is easy to trade on FatBTC with the exchange's currencies.
Overall rating:
The true user experience of FatBTC will be evaluated as the community grows. Its liquidity grows high, making it easy for traders to feel attracted to the exchange.
Is FatBTC reliable? - Full Exchange Review
Quick inner navigation:
  1. What is FatBTC?
  2. FatBTC Fees
  3. FatBTC Verification
  4. Special Features
  5. How to use FatBTC?
Although there are over a dozen cryptocurrency exchanges with high reviews, traders are always looking for new trading platforms to experiment with. Coinmarketcap.com lists 212 exchanges, some with 24 hours trading volumes of more than $700000. FatBTC, a global exchange, ranks 22th with a daily trading volume of $17 million. The biggest exchange based on daily trading volume is BitMex, an exchange most notable for trading Bitcoins against US dollars. The largest cryptocurrency to cryptocurrency exchange is Binance, with a 24-hour trading volume of $1.84 billion. Bitfinex comes in third and popular US-based exchange, GDAX, ranks eighth.
FatBTC ranks at number 8, has gained a lot of popularity since December 2017. The company claims to now have more than 100,000 daily traders. The following FatBTC exchange review explores all the important aspects of the trading platform.
What is FatBTC?
Launched in 2014, FatBTC targeted global traders. The official language on the website is now available in multiple languages, such as English, Chinese(Trading), Chinese (Simplified), Portuguese, Spanish,Russian and etc. It lists more than 100 cryptocurrencies, both popular and less popular cryptocurrencies. The exchange offers four main services:
► Purchase of Bitcoins can use USD, EUR, VND through bank transfer
► An online cryptocurrency wallet
► Purchase and selling of cryptocurrencies
► Speculative investment exchange, Fatcoin
The platform has been open and welcoming to traders from all parts of the world.
There are currently no limits to buying or selling any of the cryptocurrencies listed on the exchange. The average daily trading volume for Ethereum against Bitcoins, for example, is $36,800. With such a trading volume, an investor who purchases ether coins worth $10,000 and above will have trouble buying or selling the coins.
Buying Payment Method
As a market, FatBTC facilitates buying of the following cryptocurrencies using USD, EUR, VND via bank transfer: Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Ethereum Classic, Ripple, DogeCoin, EOS, Dent, Dragon Coin, Kin Coin.
If you live outside China, you can fund your account using Bitcoins or Ethereum coins. You also have the option to add funds using popular altcoins Like Bitcoin Cash and Ripple.
Selling Payment Methods
FatBTC pairs most cryptocurrencies with Bitcoin, Ethereum.You can sell any cryptocurrencies, or receive Bitcoins or ether coins. According to the website’s daily trading volume, most traders sell their cryptocurrencies in either Bitcoins.
Available Cryptocurrencies
At the time of writing, FatBTC Lists 24 cryptocurrencies. Most of the coins on the exchange contribute Less than 5% of daily trading volumes. In fact, Bitcoin, Ethereum and Bitcoin Cash contribute 84% of the exchange’s daily trading volume.63.35% of all trading involves Chinese Yuan and Bitcoins. The top 13 cryptocurrencies contribute less than 1% of daily trading volumes. Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin, and EOS are the top most popular cryptocurrencies on FatBTC.Less popular but rising cryptocurrencies on the exchange include TRON, Electra, and Dogecoin.
FatBTC Fees
With fixed 0.2% trading fees, the FatBTC exchange has Lower fees than most exchanges. FatBTC exchange has lower fees than most exchanges. The average trading fee is 0.25%, with a few exchanges offering up to 1%. Here is how FatBTC fares regarding fees compared to popular cryptocurrency exchanges. Some exchanges charge a maker versus taker fee, whereby sellers, who provide Liquidity to the coin, are makers. Takers are traders buying the coins. Some exchanges charge a fixed trading fee irrespective of whether you are buying or selling a cryptocurrency.
Exchange Maker Taker Fixed fee
GDAX 0% 0.25%
Bitfinex 0.1% 0.2%
HitBTC 0.1%
Binance 0.1%
Poloniex 0.15% 0.25%
Kraken 0.16% 0.26%
As you can see above, only Binance and HitBTC beat FatBTC in fees. However, FatBTC does not charge deposit fees, while some exchanges that purport to charge low or no trading fees do. The exchange does, however, charge a slightly high withdrawal fee of 0.5% Bitcoins.
FatBTC Verification
Creating an account on the trading platform is fast and easy. To register, the exchange asks for your email address where they send a verification code. Once you enter the code, you can create a password and log in immediately. No additional details are requested.
FatBTC Special Features
► Bonus Giveaways
To attract more traders to the platform, FatBTC is constantly offering bonuses and gifts to their traders. When promoting the introduction of Newifi Gold, for example, the exchange promised to giveaway a Tesla electric car, a tour, Apple devices, and bonuses to the top 10 traders.
► Live Announcements
The trading platform has an announcement tab on the left corner where news and important information is regularly updated. On top of that, there is a live chatbox where you can ask for assistance 24/7.
► Customer Support
The exchange has three main ways mode of communication with traders:
► A live chatbox.
► A ticket system where traders can submit their messages.
► Social media on Telegram, email, and Twitter.
So far, there have been no significant complaints about the exchange's customer support. If anything, most traders appreciate the exchange’s quick customer care.
How to use FatBTC?
The trading platform has a fairly easy user interface. You can access any of the services on FatBTC by following these steps:
Step 1: Create an Account
As already mentioned, creating an account on the exchange only requires a genuine email address. Through the email address, the exchange provides a verification code which helps you create an account. Verification to log in on the exchange is your email address and a password.
Step 2: Fund your Account
Except for Chinese traders who can fund their accounts using the local currency, most traders will have to fund their accounts using Bitcoins or Ethereum.FatBTC provides a deposit address unique to each cryptocurrency. Fund your account with a minimum of 0.05Bitcoins, and you can begin trading on the exchange.
Step 3: Trade
This exchange is a little bit unique. The website separates trading into four:
► Bitcoin Market
► Ethereum Market
► Fatcoin Market
Step 4: Withdraw Funds
As already mentioned, the minimum coin withdrawal amount is an equivalent of 0.05 Bitcoins. There is a fixed withdrawal fee of 0.005 Bitcoins. The Deposit and Withdrawal tab can be accessed on the far right corner of your screen. When depositing coins, you lock them with a unique password that you also use when withdrawing them.
In a Nutshell
FatBTC is fast-growing, thanks to a user-friendly, responsive website and good customer support It’s fast-growing, thanks to a user-friendly, responsive website and good customer support.
Thank you for reading our FatBTC review above. Hopefully, it will help you make an informed decision of whether to trade on the platform or not.
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Rating for FatBTC

Trust 9.6/10
FatBTC exchange has a great reputation online although the community is still growing.
Fees 9.8/10
The exchange’s 0.2% trading fee is attractive and below average.
Customer Support 9.2/10
The exchange answers to inquiries fast and professionally.
Ease of Use 9.5/10
It is easy to trade on FatBTC with the exchange's currencies.
Overall rating:
The true user experience of FatBTC will be evaluated as the community grows. Its liquidity grows high, making it easy for traders to feel attracted to the exchange.
Is FatBTC reliable? - Full Exchange Review
Quick inner navigation:
  1. What is FatBTC?
  2. FatBTC Fees
  3. FatBTC Verification
  4. Special Features
  5. How to use FatBTC?
Although there are over a dozen cryptocurrency exchanges with high reviews, traders are always looking for new trading platforms to experiment with. Coinmarketcap.com lists 212 exchanges, some with 24 hours trading volumes of more than $700000. FatBTC, a global exchange, ranks 22th with a daily trading volume of $17 million. The biggest exchange based on daily trading volume is BitMex, an exchange most notable for trading Bitcoins against US dollars. The largest cryptocurrency to cryptocurrency exchange is Binance, with a 24-hour trading volume of $1.84 billion. Bitfinex comes in third and popular US-based exchange, GDAX, ranks eighth.
FatBTC ranks at number 8, has gained a lot of popularity since December 2017. The company claims to now have more than 100,000 daily traders. The following FatBTC exchange review explores all the important aspects of the trading platform.
What is FatBTC?
Launched in 2014, FatBTC targeted global traders. The official language on the website is now available in multiple languages, such as English, Chinese(Trading), Chinese (Simplified), Portuguese, Spanish,Russian and etc. It lists more than 100 cryptocurrencies, both popular and less popular cryptocurrencies. The exchange offers four main services:
► Purchase of Bitcoins can use USD, EUR, VND through bank transfer
► An online cryptocurrency wallet
► Purchase and selling of cryptocurrencies
► Speculative investment exchange, Fatcoin
The platform has been open and welcoming to traders from all parts of the world.
There are currently no limits to buying or selling any of the cryptocurrencies listed on the exchange. The average daily trading volume for Ethereum against Bitcoins, for example, is $36,800. With such a trading volume, an investor who purchases ether coins worth $10,000 and above will have trouble buying or selling the coins.
Buying Payment Method
As a market, FatBTC facilitates buying of the following cryptocurrencies using USD, EUR, VND via bank transfer: Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Ethereum Classic, Ripple, DogeCoin, EOS, Dent, Dragon Coin, Kin Coin.
If you live outside China, you can fund your account using Bitcoins or Ethereum coins. You also have the option to add funds using popular altcoins Like Bitcoin Cash and Ripple.
Selling Payment Methods
FatBTC pairs most cryptocurrencies with Bitcoin, Ethereum. You can sell any cryptocurrencies, or receive Bitcoins or ether coins. According to the website’s daily trading volume, most traders sell their cryptocurrencies in either Bitcoins.
Available Cryptocurrencies
At the time of writing, FatBTC Lists 24 cryptocurrencies. Most of the coins on the exchange contribute Less than 5% of daily trading volumes. In fact, Bitcoin, Ethereum and Bitcoin Cash contribute 84% of the exchange’s daily trading volume.63.35% of all trading involves Chinese Yuan and Bitcoins. The top 13 cryptocurrencies contribute less than 1% of daily trading volumes. Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin, and EOS are the top most popular cryptocurrencies on FatBTC.Less popular but rising cryptocurrencies on the exchange include TRON, Electra, and Dogecoin.
FatBTC Fees
With fixed 0.2% trading fees, the FatBTC exchange has Lower fees than most exchanges. FatBTC exchange has lower fees than most exchanges. The average trading fee is 0.25%, with a few exchanges offering up to 1%. Here is how FatBTC fares regarding fees compared to popular cryptocurrency exchanges. Some exchanges charge a maker versus taker fee, whereby sellers, who provide Liquidity to the coin, are makers. Takers are traders buying the coins. Some exchanges charge a fixed trading fee irrespective of whether you are buying or selling a cryptocurrency.
Exchange Maker Taker Fixed fee
GDAX 0% 0.25%
Bitfinex 0.1% 0.2%
HitBTC 0.1%
Binance 0.1%
Poloniex 0.15% 0.25%
Kraken 0.16% 0.26%
As you can see above, only Binance and HitBTC beat FatBTC in fees. However, FatBTC does not charge deposit fees, while some exchanges that purport to charge low or no trading fees do. The exchange does, however, charge a slightly high withdrawal fee of 0.5% Bitcoins.
FatBTC Verification
Creating an account on the trading platform is fast and easy. To register, the exchange asks for your email address where they send a verification code. Once you enter the code, you can create a password and log in immediately. No additional details are requested.
FatBTC Special Features
► Bonus Giveaways
To attract more traders to the platform, FatBTC is constantly offering bonuses and gifts to their traders. When promoting the introduction of Newifi Gold, for example, the exchange promised to giveaway a Tesla electric car, a tour, Apple devices, and bonuses to the top 10 traders.
► Live Announcements
The trading platform has an announcement tab on the left corner where news and important information is regularly updated. On top of that, there is a live chatbox where you can ask for assistance 24/7.
► Customer Support
The exchange has three main ways mode of communication with traders:
► A live chatbox.
► A ticket system where traders can submit their messages.
► Social media on Telegram, email, and Twitter.
So far, there have been no significant complaints about the exchange's customer support. If anything, most traders appreciate the exchange’s quick customer care.
How to use FatBTC?
The trading platform has a fairly easy user interface. You can access any of the services on FatBTC by following these steps:
Step 1: Create an Account
As already mentioned, creating an account on the exchange only requires a genuine email address. Through the email address, the exchange provides a verification code which helps you create an account. Verification to log in on the exchange is your email address and a password.
Step 2: Fund your Account
Except for Chinese traders who can fund their accounts using the local currency, most traders will have to fund their accounts using Bitcoins or Ethereum.FatBTC provides a deposit address unique to each cryptocurrency. Fund your account with a minimum of 0.05Bitcoins, and you can begin trading on the exchange.
Step 3: Trade
This exchange is a little bit unique. The website separates trading into four:
► Bitcoin Market
► ETH Market
► FatCoin Market
Step 4: Withdraw Funds
As already mentioned, the minimum coin withdrawal amount is an equivalent of 0.05 Bitcoins. There is a fixed withdrawal fee of 0.005 Bitcoins. The Deposit and Withdrawal tab can be accessed on the far right corner of your screen. When depositing coins, you lock them with a unique password that you also use when withdrawing them.
In a Nutshell
FatBTC is fast-growing, thanks to a user-friendly, responsive website and good customer support It’s fast-growing, thanks to a user-friendly, responsive website and good customer support.
Thank you for reading our the FatBTC review above. Hopefully, it will help you make an informed decision of whether to trade on the platform or not.
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Top 10 Affiliate Programs to Earn Bitcoin

Top 10 Affiliate Programs to Earn Bitcoin

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When we launched the Redeeem affiliate program we did a lot of research on other crypto companies, and what their affiliate policies were. We studied the many structures to an affiliate program, and we made a list of the top 10 crypto affiliate programs.
A few popular affiliate program models:
  1. Recurring Revenue Model - you have a unique URL affiliate link, and when you send it to people their account is linked to yours, and you get a percentage of whatever they spend or trade during their time. Sometimes this can be time limited (for 30 days), but typically goes for the life of the person you refer. Typically referral fees are taken from the company, so the company might advertise as 30% of Company's revenue, or it may say 1% of money spent on the platform.
  2. Initial payout Model - this is the most popular and simplest model for paying affiliates. A simple pay per sign up, typically between $5 and $15 per sign up you get. However, rarely will you get paid just for the signup, instead the new user must complete some "engaging action" on the website - a purchase, a trade, or a post.
  3. Multi-tiered Revenue Model - this is an extrapolated model from the recurring revenue model, where there are multiple tiers, or levels, so you get paid for the people who get referred by the people you refer. Typically it's a smaller % for the indirect tier, since you didn't do any work, but it does incentivize people to find the power players and refer them to the website.
Below are the Top 10 Affiliate Programs to Earn Cryptocurrency that we've found. Granted there are many affiliate programs out there, but if you're looking to start a blog, Youtube channel, or other content idea to get paid through affiliate links, check these out first.

LocalBitcoins
https://localbitcoins.com/

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LocalBitcoins is a peer-to-peer trading site for bitcoin to 100's of other currencies. A fantastic option to get access to bitcoin.
LocalBitcoins offers a 20% commission for your affiliates directly to your Local Bitcoins wallet. If you refer both a buyer and seller, you will get a commission from both referrals or 40% of the total transaction. Payouts will be paid daily to your LocalBitcoins wallet for one (1) year from user's registration.

Redeeem
https://www.redeeem.com/

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Founded in 2018, Redeeem is a fast, safe and easy way to buy and sell gift cards using cryptocurrencies. The goal is to accelerate the adoption of Bitcoin into the global economy and showcase its endless potential.
For every person that signs up with your affiliate link you earn 1% of their total crypto trade volume, paid nightly in bitcoin. This has no expiration nor limits so you continue to earn passively as long as your old and new affiliates trade.

Abra
https://www.abra.com/


Founded in 2014 by Bill Barhydt, serial entrepreneur and global mobile-banking veteran, our team is based in Silicon Valley and committed to forever changing how the world moves money.
Abra's Affiliate Program lets you offer a $25 joining bonus to your referrals, and earn $25 for each affiliate that will sign up using your Referral Link. For affiliates and new users to receive their $25, they must either 1) Deposit a minimum of $5 to their Abra wallet via a US bank account or eligible American Express card; Or 2) Deposit crypto and exchange it to other assets EXCEPT for BTC, BCH, ETH or LTC. This option will allow the referrer and referred to receive 0.75% of the exchange total, up to $25. The referred user must also have accrued a minimum of $5 in rewards to receive the payment.

Binance
https://www.binance.com/en

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Binance is a global cryptocurrency exchange that provides a platform for trading more than 100 cryptocurrencies. Since early 2018, Binance is considered as the biggest cryptocurrency exchange in the world in terms of trading volume.
Inviters and referrals can share up to 40% referral commissions from their trading fees under Binance's upgraded Referral Program. Inviters can choose to share a portion of the commissions received of the friends they invite and set the sharing rate as 0%, 5% or 10% (for inviters with daily average BNB of less than 500, and base referral rate is 20%). For inviters that have a daily average BNB of more than 500, their base referral rate is bumped up to 40% and have the option to share 15% or 20% with their referrals.
All referral commissions (both those received by inviters and those shared with their invited friends) are calculated in real-time and transferred to the respective Binance accounts every hour from 12:00 AM until 1:00 AM (UTC) of the next day.

CEX.IO
https://cex.io/

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Established in 2013 as the first cloud mining provider, CEX.IO has become a multi-functional cryptocurrency exchange, trusted by over a million users. CEX.IO offers cross-platform trading via website, mobile app, WebSocket and REST API, providing access to high liquidity orderbook for top currency pairs on the market.
Current Affiliate program offers a 30% commission on the fee of exchange transactions of every new user that signs up with your Referral link.
Changelly
https://changelly.com/

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Changelly is a non-custodial instant cryptocurrency exchange. They act as an intermediary between crypto exchanges and users, offering access to 130+ cryptocurrencies. The company mission is making exchange process effortless for everyone who wants to invest in cryptocurrency. Operating since 2015, the platform and its mobile app attract over a million visitors monthly who enjoy high limits, fast transactions, and 24/7 live support.
Loyal customers get a special feature in the Affiliate Program. Customers who share their affiliate link or add the Changelly widget can get 50% profit from every transaction made by new users that signed up via your referral link. The link is permanent, and the reward is given in bitcoin equivalent.

YouHodler
https://www.youhodler.com/

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YouHodler is a Blockchain-based Financial Ecosystem focused on cryptocurrency-backed lending with fiat loans. YouHodler lending platform provides USD and/or EUR loans, secured by collateral in BTC, ETH, XRP, and other popular cryptocurrencies.
The YouHodler Referral Program allows you to earn $25 with each successfully activated account from your referral link and promo code. Everyone that follows your link and activates their account (funding their account and using at least one product such as Turbocharge or conversion) also gets $25 instantly. Aside from the instant reward, you can also receive 50% in average of YouHodler's revenue from the next 10 products your invitee gets.

Cryptohopper
https://www.cryptohopper.com/

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Cryptohopper was started by two brothers. After hearing about the opportunities of cryptocurrencies for the first time, they were hooked. One of them was successful as a daytrader. The other brother, a brilliant web developer, didn't have the funds to invest. This got him thinking, what if there was a way to let a bot trade for you. It would work 24/7, trading as many coins as you wanted it to, constantly monitoring the market.
You can earn a minimum of $1.90 a month for each user who signs up for an Explorer Hopper, $4.90 for each Adventure Hopper referral and $9.90 for each Hero! To maximize your earnings, each referral will also earn you up to 15% over each of their payments, including; signals, strategies and marketplace items. It all counts.

Trezor
https://trezor.io/

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Trezor is a Bitcoin hardware wallet and launched in August 2014. It was the first Bitcoin hardware wallet, offering secure cold storage plus the ability to spend with the convenience of a hot wallet.
You will earn 12% - 15% referral commission for each sale. (net sale amount, excluding VAT and shipping). Monthly payouts via wire transfer or Bitcoin. Wire Transfer (USD, EUR and CZK) or Bitcoin.

Coinhouse
https://www.coinhouse.com/

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Founded in 2014 in Paris, Coinhouse is a pioneer in cryptoassets investments. Both an online platform and a brick-and-mortar location, Coinhouse is the trusted partner for individuals and qualified investors looking to analyse, acquire, sell, and securely store cryptoassets.
Earn 30% commission on your clients’ transactions for 1 year when they sign up using your unique and personalized tracking link. Get paid directly in Bitcoin to optimize your income.
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Decred Journal – August 2018

Note: you can read this on GitHub (link), Medium (link) or old Reddit (link) to see all the links.

Development

dcrd: Version 1.3.0 RC1 (Release Candidate 1) is out! The main features of this release are significant performance improvements, including some that benefit SPV clients. Full release notes and downloads are on GitHub.
The default minimum transaction fee rate was reduced from 0.001 to 0.0001 DCkB. Do not try to send such small fee transactions just yet, until the majority of the network upgrades.
Release process was changed to use release branches and bump version on the master branch at the beginning of a release cycle. Discussed in this chat.
The codebase is ready for the new Go 1.11 version. Migration to vgo module system is complete and the 1.4.0 release will be built using modules. The list of versioned modules and a hierarchy diagram are available here.
The testnet was reset and bumped to version 3.
Comments are welcome for the proposal to implement smart fee estimation, which is important for Lightning Network.
@matheusd recorded a code review video for new Decred developers that explains how tickets are selected for voting.
dcrwallet: Version 1.3.0 RC1 features new SPV sync mode, new ticket buyer, new APIs for Decrediton and a host of bug fixes. On the dev side, dcrwallet also migrated to the new module system.
Decrediton: Version 1.3.0 RC1 adds the new SPV sync mode that syncs roughly 5x faster. The feature is off by default while it receives more testing from experienced users. Other notable changes include a design polish and experimental Politeia integration.
Politeia: Proposal editing is being developed and has a short demo. This will allow proposal owners to edit their proposal in response to community feedback before voting begins. The challenges associated with this feature relate to updating censorship tokens and maintaining a clear history of which version comments were made on. @fernandoabolafio produced this architecture diagram which may be of interest to developers.
@degeri joined to perform security testing of Politeia and found several issues.
dcrdata: mainnet explorer upgraded to v2.1 with several new features. For users: credit/debit tx filter on address page, showing miner fees on coinbase transaction page, estimate yearly ticket rewards on main page, cool new hamburger menu and keyboard navigation. For developers: new chain parameters page, experimental Insight API support, endpoints for coin supply and block rewards, testnet3 support. Lots of minor API changes and frontend tweaks, many bug fixes and robustness improvements.
The upcoming v3.0 entered beta and is deployed on beta.dcrdata.org. Check out the new charts page. Feedback and bug reports are appreciated. Finally, the development version v3.1.0-pre is on alpha.dcrdata.org.
Android: updated to be compatible with the latest SPV code and is syncing, several performance issues are worked on. Details were posted in chat. Alpha testing has started, to participate please join #dev and ask for the APK.
iOS: backend is mostly complete, as well as the front end. Support for devices with smaller screens was improved. What works now: creating and recovering wallets, listing of transactions, receiving DCR, displaying and scanning QR codes, browsing account information, SPV connection to peers, downloading headers. Some bugs need fixing before making testable builds.
Ticket splitting: v0.6.0 beta released with improved fee calculation and multiple bug fixes.
docs: introduced new Governance section that grouped some old articles as well as the new Politeia page.
@Richard-Red created a concept repository sandbox with policy documents, to illustrate the kind of policies that could be approved and amended by Politeia proposals.
decred.org: 8 contributors added and 4 removed, including 2 advisors (discussion here).
decredmarketcap.com is a brand new website that shows the most accurate DCR market data. Clean design, mobile friendly, no javascript required.
Dev activity stats for August: 239 active PRs, 219 commits, 25k added and 11k deleted lines spread across 8 repositories. Contributions came from 2-10 developers per repository. (chart)

Network

Hashrate: went from 54 to 76 PH/s, the low was 50 and the new all-time high is 100 PH/s. BeePool share rose to ~50% while F2Pool shrank to 30%, followed by coinmine.pl at 5% and Luxor at 3%.
Staking: 30-day average ticket price is 95.6 DCR (+3.0) as of Sep 3. During the month, ticket price fluctuated between a low of 92.2 and high of 100.5 DCR. Locked DCR represented between 3.8 and 3.9 million or 46.3-46.9% of the supply.
Nodes: there are 217 public listening and 281 normal nodes per dcred.eu. Version distribution: 2% at v1.4.0(pre) (dev builds), 5% on v1.3.0 (RC1), 62% on v1.2.0 (-5%), 22% on v1.1.2 (-2%), 6% on v1.1.0 (-1%). Almost 69% of nodes are v.1.2.0 and higher and support client filters. Data snapshot of Aug 31.

ASICs

Obelisk posted 3 email updates in August. DCR1 units are reportedly shipping with 1 TH/s hashrate and will be upgraded with firmware to 1.5 TH/s. Batch 1 customers will receive compensation for missed shipment dates, but only after Batch 5 ships. Batch 2-5 customers will be receiving the updated slim design.
Innosilicon announced the new D9+ DecredMaster: 2.8 TH/s at 1,230 W priced $1,499. Specified shipping date was Aug 10-15.
FFMiner DS19 claims 3.1 TH/s for Blake256R14 at 680 W and simultaneously 1.55 TH/s for Blake2B at 410 W, the price is $1,299. Shipping Aug 20-25.
Another newly noticed miner offer is this unit that does 46 TH/s at 2,150 W at the price of $4,720. It is shipping Nov 2018 and the stats look very close to Pangolin Whatsminer DCR (which has now a page on asicminervalue).

Integrations

www.d1pool.com joined the list of stakepools for a total of 16.
Australian CoinTree added DCR trading. The platform supports fiat, there are some limitations during the upgrade to a new system but also no fees in the "Early access mode". On a related note, CoinTree is working on a feature to pay household bills with cryptocurrencies it supports.
Three new OTC desks were added to exchanges page at decred.org.
Two mobile wallets integrated Decred:
Reminder: do your best to understand the security and privacy model before using any wallet software. Points to consider: who controls the seed, does the wallet talk to the nodes directly or via middlemen, is it open source or not?

Adoption

Merchants:

Marketing

Targeted advertising report for August was posted by @timhebel. Facebook appeal is pending, some Google and Twitter campaigns were paused and some updated. Read more here.
Contribution to the @decredproject Twitter account has evolved over the past few months. A #twitter_ops channel is being used on Matrix to collaboratively draft and execute project account tweets (including retweets). Anyone with an interest in contributing to the Twitter account can ask for an invitation to the channel and can start contributing content and ideas there for evaluation by the Twitter group. As a result, no minority or unilateral veto over tweets is possible. (from GitHub)

Events

Attended:
For those willing to help with the events:
BAB: Hey all, we are gearing up for conference season. I have a list of places we hope to attend but need to know who besides @joshuam and @Haon are willing to do public speaking, willing to work booths, or help out at them? You will need to be well versed on not just what is Decred, but the history of Decred etc... DM me if you are interested. (#event_planning)
The Decred project is looking for ambassadors. If you are looking for a fun cryptocurrency to get involved in send me a DM or come talk to me on Decred slack. (@marco_peereboom, longer version here)

Media

Decred Assembly episode 21 is available. @jy-p and lead dcrwallet developer @jrick discussed SPV from Satoshi's whitepaper, how it can be improved upon and what's coming in Decred.
Decred Assembly episodes 1-21 are available in audio only format here.
New instructional articles on stakey.club: Decrediton setup, Deleting the wallet, Installing Go, Installing dcrd, dcrd as a Linux service. Available in both English and Portuguese.
Decred scored #32 in the August issue of Chinese CCID ratings. The evaluation model was explained in this interview.
Satis Group rated Decred highly in their cryptoasset valuation research report (PDF). This was featured by several large media outlets, but some did not link to or omitted Decred entirely, citing low market cap.
Featured articles:
Articles:
Videos:

Community Discussions

Community stats:
Comm systems news:
After another debate about chat systems more people began testing and using Matrix, leading to some gardening on that platform:
Highlights:
Reddit: substantive discussion about Decred cons; ecosystem fund; a thread about voter engagement, Politeia UX and trolling; idea of a social media system for Decred by @michae2xl; how profitable is the Obelisk DCR1.
Chats: cross-chain trading via LN; plans for contractor management system, lower-level decision making and contractor privacy vs transparency for stakeholders; measuring dev activity; what if the network stalls, multiple implementations of Decred for more resilience, long term vision behind those extensive tests and accurate comments in the codebase; ideas for process for policy documents, hosting them in Pi and approving with ticket voting; about SPV wallet disk size, how compact filters work; odds of a wallet fetching a wrong block in SPV; new module system in Go; security of allowing Android app backups; why PoW algo change proposal must be specified in great detail; thoughts about NIPoPoWs and SPV; prerequisites for shipping SPV by default (continued); Decred vs Dash treasury and marketing expenses, spending other people's money; why Decred should not invade a country, DAO and nation states, entangling with nation state is poor resource allocation; how winning tickets are determined and attack vectors; Politeia proposal moderation, contractor clearance, the scale of proposals and decision delegation, initial Politeia vote to approve Politeia itself; chat systems, Matrix/Slack/Discord/RocketChat/Keybase (continued); overview of Korean exchanges; no breaking changes in vgo; why project fund burn rate must keep low; asymptotic behavior of Decred and other ccs, tail emission; count of full nodes and incentives to run them; Politeia proposal translations and multilingual environment.
An unusual event was the chat about double negatives and other oddities in languages in #trading.

Markets

DCR started the month at USD 56 / BTC 0.0073 and had a two week decline. On Aug 14 the whole market took a huge drop and briefly went below USD 200 billion. Bitcoin went below USD 6,000 and top 100 cryptos lost 5-30%. The lowest point coincided with Bitcoin dominance peak at 54.5%. On that day Decred dived -17% and reached the bottom of USD 32 / BTC 0.00537. Since then it went sideways in the USD 35-45 / BTC 0.0054-0.0064 range. Around Aug 24, Huobi showed DCR trading volume above USD 5M and this coincided with a minor recovery.
@ImacallyouJawdy posted some creative analysis based on ticket data.

Relevant External

StopAndDecrypt published an extensive article "ASIC Resistance is Nothing but a Blockchain Buzzword" that is much in line with Decred's stance on ASICs.
The ongoing debates about the possible Sia fork yet again demonstrate the importance of a robust dispute resolution mechanism. Also, we are lucky to have the treasury.
Mark B Lundeberg, who found a vulnerability in atomicswap earlier, published a concept of more private peer-to-peer atomic swaps. (missed in July issue)
Medium took a cautious stance on cryptocurrencies and triggered at least one project to migrate to Ghost (that same project previously migrated away from Slack).
Regulation: Vietnam bans mining equipment imports, China halts crypto events and tightens control of crypto chat groups.
Reddit was hacked by intercepting 2FA codes sent via SMS. The announcement explains the impact. Yet another data breach suggests to think twice before sharing any data with any company and shift to more secure authentication systems.
Intel and x86 dumpsterfire keeps burning brighter. Seek more secure hardware and operating systems for your coins.
Finally, unrelated to Decred but good for a laugh: yetanotherico.com.

About This Issue

This is the 5th issue of Decred Journal. It is mirrored on GitHub, Medium and Reddit. Past issues are available here.
Most information from third parties is relayed directly from source after a minimal sanity check. The authors of Decred Journal have no ability to verify all claims. Please beware of scams and do your own research.
Feedback is appreciated: please comment on Reddit, GitHub or #writers_room on Matrix or Slack.
Contributions are welcome too. Some areas are collecting content, pre-release review or translations to other languages. Check out @Richard-Red's guide how to contribute to Decred using GitHub without writing code.
Credits (Slack names, alphabetical order): bee, Haon, jazzah, Richard-Red and thedecreddigest.
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US Tax Guide for Cryptocurrencies

Introduction:  
Greetings, cryptax! Tax season is upon us, and in the next couple of months, taxpayers across the US will be filing their 2017 tax returns. As a tax professional, an Enrolled Agent, and a cryptocurrency investor and enthusiast, I wanted to write up a brief guide on how your investments in cryptocurrencies are taxed in the US.
 
 
1. Are cryptocurrency realized gains taxable?
Yes. The IRS treats virtual currency (such as cryptocurrency) as property. That means if you sell BTC, ETH, or any other cryptocurrency that has appreciated in value, you have realized a capital gain and must pay taxes on this income. If you held the position for one year or less, it is a short-term capital gain which is taxed at your ordinary income tax rate. If you held the position for more than one year, it is a long-term capital gain which is taxed at your long-term capital gains tax rate. In most cases, this is 15%, but could also be 0% or 20% depending on your specific ordinary income tax bracket.
 
2. If I sell my BTC for USD on Coinbase but do not transfer the USD from Coinbase to my bank account, am I still taxed?
Yes. The only thing that matters is that you sold the BTC, which creates a taxable transaction. Whether you transfer the USD to your bank account or not does not matter.
 
3. If I use my BTC to buy another cryptocurrency (XMR for example), is this a taxable transaction?
Most likely yes. See #4 below for a more detailed explanation. If assuming crypto to crypto trades are not able to be like-kind exchanged, then continue on to the next paragraph here.
This is actually two different transactions. The first transaction is selling your BTC for USD. The second transaction is buying the XMR with your USD. You must manually calculate these amounts (or use a website such as bitcoin.tax or software to calculate it for you). For example, I buy 1 BTC for $8,000 on Coinbase. Later on, the price of 1 BTC rises to $9,000. I transfer that 1 BTC to Bittrex and use it to buy 38 XMR. I have to report a capital gain of $1,000 because of this transaction. My total cost basis for the 38 XMR I purchased is $9,000.
 
4. If I use my BTC to buy another cryptocurrency, could that be considered a tax-free like-kind exchange?
Probably not. The new tax law says that like-kind exchanges only pertain to real estate transactions. This was done with Section 13303, which replaced “property” with “real property” for all of Section 1031 (page 72 near the bottom). My personal interpretation:
In 2018 and going forward, cryptocurrencies can definitely not be like-kind exchanged.
In 2017 and before, it is a very gray area. I personally am not taking the position that they can be like-kind exchanged, because if the IRS went after a taxpayer who did this, the IRS would probably win and the taxpayer would owe taxes, interest, and probably penalties on every single little gain made from trading one cryptocurrency for another.
Here is a great interpretation of why trading cryptocurrency for cryptocurrency is probably not a like-kind transaction.
In my opinion, the biggest factor is that like-kind exchanges must be reported on Form 8824 and not just ignored. Therefore, if a taxpayer is claiming like-kind exchanges on crypto to crypto exchanges, he or she would have to fill out a Form 8824 for each individual transaction of crypto to crypto, which would be absolutely cumbersome if there are hundreds or thousands of such trades.
Another is that there has to be a Qualified Intermediary that facilitates a like-kind exchange. So, it's a more involved process, and that's why I think cryptocurrency cannot be like-kind exchanged.
Here is another article about like-kind exchanges.
Here is the American Institute of CPAs' letter to the IRS, dated June 10, 2016, asking them to release guidance on whether crypto to crypto can be like-kind exchanged or not. The IRS has not responded to the letter.
 
5. How do I calculate the realized capital gain or loss on the sale of my cryptocurrency?
The realized gain or loss is your total proceeds from the sale minus what you purchased those positions for (your cost basis). For example, you bought 1 BTC for $3,000 in June of 2017. In December of 2017, you sold that 1 BTC for $18,000. Your realized gain would be $18,000 - $3,000 = $15,000. Since you held it for one year or less, the $15,000 would be a short-term capital gain taxed at your ordinary income tax rate.
 
6. Which BTC's cost basis do I use if I have multiple purchases?
The cost basis reporting method is up to you. For example, I buy my first BTC at $3,000, a second BTC at $5,300, and a third BTC at $4,000. Later on, I sell one BTC for $8,000. I can use:
FIFO (first in first out) - cost basis would the first BTC, $3,000, which would result in a gain of $5,000.
LIFO (last in first out) - cost basis would be the third BTC, $4,000, which would result in a gain of $4,000.
Average cost - cost basis would be the average of the three BTC, $4,100, which would result in a gain of $3,900.
Specific identification - I can choose which coin's cost basis to use. For example, I can choose the second BTC's cost basis, $5,300, which would result in the lowest capital gains possible of $2,700.
The IRS has not given any guidance on cost basis accounting methods for cryptocurrency, but I am taking the position that any method can be used, and that you can change your method at any time as you please (e.g. FIFO for one year, LIFO for another. Or, FIFO for the sale of a specific lot, then LIFO for the sale of another lot on the same day).
 
7. If I end up with a net capital loss, can I claim this on my tax return?
Capital gains and capital losses are netted on your tax return. If the net result of this is a capital loss, you may offset it against ordinary income on your tax return, but only at a maximum of $3,000 per year. The remaining losses are carried forward until you use them up.
 
8. What is the tax rate on my capital gains?
If long-term, the tax rate is 0%, 15%, or 20%, depending on your ordinary income tax bracket. If short-term, the tax bracket you’ll be in will depend on your total income and deductions. The ordinary income tax brackets are 10%, 15%, 25%, 28%, 33%, 35%, and 39.6% in 2017 and 10%, 12%, 22%, 24%, 32%, 35%, and 37% in 2018 and going forward.
Here are the 2017 and 2018 ordinary income tax brackets.
Here are the 2017 and 2018 long-term capital gains tax brackets.
Here is a detailed article on how the calculation of long-term capital gains tax work and how you can take advantage of the 0% long-term capital gains rate, if applicable.
 
9. If I mine BTC or any other cryptocurrency, is this taxable?
Yes. IRS Notice 2014-21 states that mining cryptocurrency is taxable. For example, if you mined $8,000 worth of BTC in 2017, you must report $8,000 of ordinary income on your 2017 tax return. For many taxpayers, this will be reported on your Schedule C, and you will most likely owe self-employment taxes on this income as well. The $8,000 becomes the cost basis in your BTC position.
 
10. How do I calculate income for the cryptocurrency I mined?
This is the approach I would take. Say I mined 0.01 BTC on December 31, 2017. I would look up the daily historical prices for BTC and average the high and low prices for BTC on December 31, 2017, which is ($14,377.40 + $12,755.60) / 2 = $13,566.50. I would report $13,566.50 * 0.01 = $135.67 of income on my tax return. This would also be the cost basis of the 0.01 BTC I mined.
 
11. Can I deduct mining expenses on my tax return?
If you are reporting the income from mining on Schedule C, then you can deduct expenses on Schedule C as well. You can deduct the portion of your electricity costs allocated to mining, and then you depreciate the cost of your mining rig over time (probably over five years). Section 179 also allows for the full deduction of the cost of certain equipment in year 1, so you could choose to do that if you wanted to instead.
 
12. If I receive BTC or other cryptocurrency as a payment for my business, is this taxable?
Yes. Similar to mining, your income would be what the value of the coins you received was. This would also be your cost basis in the coins.
 
13. If I received Bitcoin Cash as a result of the hard fork on August 1, 2017, is this taxable?
Most likely yes. For example, if you owned 1 Bitcoin and received 1 Bitcoin Cash on August 1, 2017 as a result of the hard fork, your income would be the value of 1 Bitcoin Cash on that date. Bitcoin.tax uses a value of $277. This value would also be your cost basis in the position. Any other hard forks would probably be treated similarly. Airdrops may be treated similarly as well, in the IRS' view.
Here are a couple more good articles about reporting the Bitcoin Cash fork as taxable ordinary income. The second one goes into depth and cites a US Supreme Court decision as precedent: one, two
 
14. If I use BTC or other cryptocurrency to purchase goods or services, is this a taxable transaction?
Yes. It would be treated as selling your cryptocurrency for USD, and then using that USD to purchase those goods or services. This is because the IRS treats cryptocurrency as property and not currency.
 
15. Are cryptocurrencies subject to the wash sale rule?
Probably not. Section 1091 only applies to stock or securities. Cryptocurrencies are not classified as stocks or securities. Therefore, you could sell your BTC at a loss, repurchase it immediately, and still realize this loss on your tax return, whereas you cannot do the same with a stock. Please see this link for more information.
 
16. What if I hold cryptocurrency on an exchange based outside of the US?
There are two separate foreign account reporting requirements: FBAR and FATCA.
A FBAR must be filed if you held more than $10,000 on an exchange based outside of the US at any point during the tax year.
A Form 8938 (FATCA) must be filed if you held more than $75,000 on an exchange based outside of the US at any point during the tax year, or more than $50,000 on the last day of the tax year.
The penalties are severe for not filing these two forms if you are required to. Please see the second half of this post for more information on foreign account reporting.
 
17. What are the tax implications of gifting cryptocurrency?
Small gifts of cryptocurrency do not have a tax implication for the gift giver or for the recipient. The recipient would retain the gift giver's old cost basis, so it could be a good idea for the gift giver to provide records of the original cost basis to the recipient as well (or else the recipient would have to assume a cost basis of $0 if the recipient ever sells the cryptocurrency).
Large gifts of cryptocurrency could start having gift and estate tax implications on the giver if the value exceeds more than $14,000 (in 2017) or $15,000 (in 2018) per year per recipient.
Here's a good article on Investopedia on this issue.
An important exception applies if the gift giver gives cryptocurrency that has a cost basis that is higher than the market value at the time of the gift. Please see the middle of this post for more information on that.
 
18. Where can I learn even more about cryptocurrency taxation?
Unchained Podcast: The Tax Rules That Have Crypto Users Aghast
IRS Notice 2014-21
Great reddit post from tax attorney Tyson Cross from 2014
 
19. Are there any websites that you recommend in helping me with all of this?
Yes - I have used bitcoin.tax and highly recommend it. You can import directly from an exchange to the website using API, and/or export a .csv/excel file from the exchange and import it into the website. The exchanges I successfully imported from were Coinbase, GDAX, Bittrex, and Binance. The result is a .csv or other file that you can import into your tax software.
I have also heard good things about cointracking.info but have not personally used it myself.
 
20. If I move my BTC from one exchange to another, or into a hard wallet, is this a taxable event?
No - you are not selling anything, so no gains are realized.
 
21. Where do I report cryptocurrency sales on my tax return?
The summary of your sales would reported on Schedule D on line 3 and/or line 10 depending on short-term or long-term. Supplemental Form 8949 must also be included with Box C or Box F checked depending on short-term or long-term. Form 8949 is where you must list each individual sale.
 
22. If coins become lost or inaccessible (e.g. lost or forgotten passphrase or thrown away hard drive), can I claim that as a loss? What about coins that have gotten stolen? What about losing money in investment or ICO scams (e.g. Bitconnect or Confido)?
These are really tricky questions. Unfortunately, the potential to claim such a loss against ordinary income is very low, especially with the new tax law. At the very least, capital losses can be claimed, but the deduction is capped at $3,000 per year against ordinary income with the rest carrying forward indefinitely.
The new tax law changed the casualty and theft loss to only apply to presidential disaster areas, so at least in the case of a loss passphrase, I think the answer is no for 2018 and going forward. For 2017, the answer is possibly yes. Here is an article on the subject if you are interested in reading more.
 
23. Taxation is theft!
Sorry, I can't help you there.
 
 
That is the summary I have for now. There have been a lot of excellent cryptocurrency tax guides on reddit, such as this one and this one, but I wanted to post my guide on cryptax which hopefully answers some of the questions you all may have about US taxation of cryptocurrencies. Please let me know if you have any more questions, and I’d be happy to answer them to the best of my ability. Thank you!
Regarding edits: I may make many edits to my post after I originally post it. Please refresh to see the latest edits to my guide. Thank you.
 
Disclaimer:
The information contained within this post is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended to substitute for obtaining tax, accounting, or financial advice from a professional.
Any U.S. federal tax advice contained in this post is not intended to be used for the purpose of avoiding penalties under U.S. federal tax law.
Presentation of the information via the Internet is not intended to create, and receipt does not constitute, an advisor-client relationship. Internet users are advised not to act upon this information without seeking the service of a tax professional.
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Hubi Global Alliance Open the exchange with one click. Will the next CZ be you?

Hubi Global Alliance Open the exchange with one click. Will the next CZ be you?
With the growth of digital currency price in 2017, the industry of blockchain has attracted more and more public attention. Since 2013, CZ has been involved in the encrypted currency project and realized the prospects of the industry. He sold his house and invested all the money into digital currency.
In July 2017, CZ set up its own digital currency exchange, Binance, and soon received tens of millions of dollars in Angel Investment from FUNCity capital and BLACK HOLE. Subsequently, in its first operation report published in January this year, Binance announced that more than 6 million registered users worldwide have been registered on the platform, of which more than 97% are foreign users and cover more than 180 countries worldwide. In just six months, CZ has created nearly 10 billion dollars in wealth.
At the same time, in the first list of digital currency billionaires released by Forbes in February this year, CZ, the founder of bitcoin, ranked the third with a net worth of over 10 billion yuan, becoming the first Chinese to be listed in the top 10 and appearing on the cover of the current Forbes magazine.
With the crazy rise of digital currency ' s market value, digital currency trading platform has become one of the most profitable businesses in the blockchain industry. Exchanges are undoubtedly the best choice for gold panning in the sector of blockchains. Hubi Global Alliance (HBGA) , opening the exchange with one button. Will the next CZ be you?
Hubi Global Alliance (HBGA) makes it easy for everyone to own exchanges
Now applying to join the HBGA super nodes, it only needs 5700 USDT to open an exchange with exclusive operation rights, and can be returned 100%. Everyone can become a super node.
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Hubi Global Alliance (HBGA) is a super-node exchange alliance initiated by Hubi. Unlike other exchange alliances, Hubi Global Alliance pioneered the "Exchange Alliance 3.0" model with very low entry threshold. Hubi Global Alliance Exchange Alliance can not only expand and radiate its coverage in the digital currency industry in a short time, but also quickly gather all strengths in the industry to become a stronger and larger exchange alliance.
Each exchange of Hubi Global Alliance is built on a safe and reliable "new digital currency trading system", which can easily achieve cross-exchange transactions of digital currency. Super nodes can share transaction depth and liquidity each other.
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First, the user orders of each super-node can be prioritized in their own exchanges for automatic matching. Then, if orders are not completed in time, the system will automatically merge and complete transactions between super-nodes without active application. Compared with other exchange alliances, Alliance Super-nodes enjoy equal rights and interests. By sharing transaction depth and liquidity among super-nodes, the transaction rate of alliance users'orders can be greatly improved, and the global circulation of alliance transaction service ecosystem can be formed.
At the same time, Hubi Global Alliance provides a set of public OTC systems for bank certification, financial level security and encryption, and shares the depth of OTC transactions. The alliance super node can provide users with efficient, safe and fast access fee service without expending a lot of energy to recruit OTC service providers.
For practitioners, the two major indicators of "convenience of access to capital" and "transaction rate of user orders" are important indicators to measure the depth of user experience of an exchange. Poor experience can directly affect the transaction volume of an exchange. Hubi Global Alliance provides fast access to cash with the "Public OTC System". The system design that enables super nodes to share transaction depth and improve the liquidity between them can not only greatly improve the transaction rate of user orders, but also greatly enhance the competitiveness of Hubi Global Alliance super nodes.
Hubi Global Alliance has made remarkable achievements in breaking into the field of digital currency exchanges with the "Pioneering Exchange Alliance 3.0 Model" and the " Pioneering Digital Currency Trading System".
Currently, Hubi Global Alliance 24 hours total transaction volume is $208756501, the total number of alliance users has reached 712710 people, and is still growing rapidly.
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Hubi Global Alliance super nodes enjoy the ecological bonus of the Alliance, and carries the corresponding rights and dividends through the HUB.
HUB (Hubi Blockchain) eco-currency is issued by HB Global Blockchain Foundation Limited (Singapore) in compliance. As the global token connecting Hubi eco-system, HUB (Hubi Blockchain) carries the consensus of ecological rights, circulation attributes and value. HUB no private placement, no ICO, no airdrop, no gifts, and never free. The total number of its issued constant 5 billion, and promised never additional.
Hubi Global Alliance super nodes can enjoy Alliance interests and Alliance ecological dividends. The specific rights and interests are as follows:
Joint Vote on Coin listing
Hubi Global Alliance launched the voting consensus mechanism. The super nodes of Hubi Global Alliance have a high degree of consensus, taking HUB as the equity units. The alliance jointly vote on the coin listing, and the users of the alliance can get the currency transaction fees of the project, the voting is mining.
HUB holders can enjoy the rights of Joint Vote on Coin listing via Hubi Global Alliance.
Node as mining in Hubi Global Alliance
Hubi Global Alliance super nodes have a high degree of consensus, sharing the Alliance ecological dividend, and can obtain the corresponding Alliance ecological dividend according to the total number of circulating HUB held in the node, so as to realize the node as mining.
Hubi Global Alliance super node can enjoy mining bonus. Mining dividends are as follows:
Mining bonus of the super node = (total alliance transaction fee *20%) *50%* (total HUB holdings for the super node/all available HUB).
HUB holders can receive " Node as mining " bonus from Hubi Global Alliance.
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Hubi Global Alliance recruits global super nodes
Hubi Global Alliance is recruiting super nodes worldwide. If you want to easily own your exclusive digital currency exchange, don't miss this great opportunity!
Now apply to join Hubi Global Alliance Global super nodes, zero entry threshold, 100% return. For details please contact Hubi, or add business consultation (WeChat ID: l_zhen1019).

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We welcome more blockchain institutions to become super nodes of Hubi Global Alliance, to jointly build Hubi ecology and share the ecological bonus of the Alliance.
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