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The IRS Just Issued Its First Cryptocurrency Tax Guidance in 5 Years
For the first time since 2014, the IRS is detailing how it will tax cryptocurrency holdings. Here's what you need to know.
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Republican Leader McCarthy Proposes Blockchain Transparency in Government
Republican leader Kevin McCarthy has called for an exploration to see if blockchain can make the U.S. government more efficient and transparent.
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US Government Returns Bitcoins Retrieved Following 2016 Bitfinex Hack
Bitfinex has announced that 27 of the bitcoins stolen in a major 2016 hack have been returned after they were retrieved by the U.S. government.
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Is the Window Closing on US Blockchain Leadership?
The U.S. should apply a "do no harm" approach and take a lead role on blockchain regulation, says William Mougayar.
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US Defense Department Says Blockchain Can Help in Disaster Relief
The U.S. Defense Logistics Agency says blockchain technology has "enormous" potential to improve disaster relief efforts.
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US Lawmakers Push for 'Blockchain' Definition in New Congressional Bill
A bipartisan bill introduced to the U.S. House of Representatives this week proposes creating a "consensus-based definition of blockchain."
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New Ripple-Led Advocacy Group to Pay DC Lobbyists in XRP
Ripple is leading a group of organizations launching an advocacy body in Washington D.C. that will pay for lobbying in both U.S. dollars and XRP.
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US Ethics Office: Government Officials Must Disclose Crypto Holdings
Those working for the executive branch of the U.S. government must disclose their cryptocurrency holdings, ethics officials said Monday.
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US Lawmaker Wants Members of Congress to Disclose Crypto Assets
A bitcoin-friendly U.S. lawmaker is hoping to get members of Congress to disclose their holdings of cryptocurrency assets.
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2018's Challenge: Promote Responsible Blockchain Innovation
The chief innovation officer at the U.S. regulator for national banks details the agency's efforts to support fintech while still mitigating risk.
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