Bitcoin (BTC) Reject Lower Prices, IRS To Clarify On Basic Tax Issues

BTC bulls absorbing sell shocks IRS to clarify emerging concerns in their next update probably in Q3 2019 The IRS is set to issue another crypto tax guideline at a tentative time this year after five years of silence. That will better clarify their position as they address pressing queries around crypto valuation, forks, and Air Drops. Meanwhile, BTC is on a recovery path, adding 2.4 percent in 24 hours. Bitcoin Price Analysis Fundamentals Paying taxes is an obligation. It is mandatory and is a way of enabling governments to…

Romanian Central Bank Official Says Crypto Will Not Fulfil Basic Roles of Currency

An official from the Romanian central bank has stated that cryptocurrency will not replace currency issued by central banks as it is not necessarily a currency. The news was published by local media outlet Business Review on April 16. Daniel Daianu, a member of the Romanian National Bank (BNR)’s Administration Council, reportedly stressed the necessity to be aware of the difference between institutions and their roles, ensuring that those roles will not disappear. Daianu also addressed the importance of making the distinction between blockchain technology and digital currencies. Daianu said:…

Cryptocurrencies Fail Basic Financial Tests, Lack Value

Huw van Steenis, senior adviser to Bank of England’s (BOE) Governor Mark Carney, told Bloomberg in an interview Monday, Jan. 21, that cryptocurrencies fail fundamental financial tests. Van Steenis joined BOE in 2018, having previously worked at Schroders and Morgan Stanley. He is currently heading a review of the future of finance, according to Bloomberg. When asked about crypto’s potential to become a threat to economic stability, van Steenis said: “I’m not so worried about cryptocurrencies. They fail the basic tests of financial services. They’re not a great unit of…

Equity Fund CEO Recommends to Steer Clear of Crypto, Advises to Focus on ‘Basic Goods’

The CEO of investment house Gateway Partners, is shunning Bitcoin (BTC) and cryptocurrency in favor of more traditional investment strategies, Asia-focused business publication Nikkei Asian Review reported on Jan. 2. Gateway Partners is an advisory and private equity company managed by Viswanathan Shankar, the former director of Standard Chartered group. Over the course of 2019, the company is reportedly planning to invest its first $757 million fund, and is working on deals in the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, and Egypt. In a recent interview with Nikkei, Shankar reportedly said…

Coinbase Launches Full Trading of Basic Attention Token

American cryptocurrency exchange and wallet provider Coinbase has announced the rollout of full trading of the Basic Attention Token (BAT) at Coinbase.com and in the Coinbase Android and iOS apps, per a blog post published Nov. 8. According to the announcement, Coinbase’s customers can now buy, sell, send, receive, or store BAT along with other digital currencies supported on the platform. The exchange also notes that BAT will be available for customers in most jurisdictions, except initially for residents of the state of New York. Coinbase announced that it started…

Coinbase Users Can Now Buy and Sell Brave’s Basic Attention Token

Crypto exchange Coinbase is adding web browser Brave’s Basic Attention Token (BAT) to its retail trading platform, less than a week after listing it on Coinbase Pro. The exchange announced Thursday that customers would be able to buy, sell, trade or otherwise transact with the token on coinbase.com, as well as its Android and iOS apps. Coinbase first said it was supporting the token on its professional trader platform Friday, making BAT the second ERC-20 token to be listed by the company, after 0x. That being said, not all customers…

Coinbase Users Can Now Buy and Sell Brave’s Basic Attention Token

Crypto exchange Coinbase is adding web browser Brave’s Basic Attention Token (BAT) to its retail trading platform, less than a week after listing it on Coinbase Pro. The exchange announced Thursday that customers would be able to buy, sell, trade or otherwise transact with the token on coinbase.com, as well as its Android and iOS apps. Coinbase first said it was supporting the token on its professional trader platform Friday, making BAT the second ERC-20 token to be listed by the company, after 0x. That being said, not all customers…

Coinbase Is Officially Adding Support for Basic Attention Token (BAT)

On November 2, 2018, Coinbase announced that it would be integrating support for Basic Attention Token (BAT), an ERC-20 token that is designed to work out-of-the-box with the privacy-centric Brave Browser, on CoinbasePro. BAT will initially trade against USD Coin (USDC), a stablecoin that Coinbase developed with Circle Ltd. and recently added to its platforms. The new offering is not available on Coinbase’s primary platform, and the company said it would make a separate announcement when this occurs. The offering is being integrated on Coinbase Pro in the following order…

Coinbase Launches Support for Basic Attention Token (BAT)

Major U.S. cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has announced it is accepting inbound transfers of Basic Attention Token (BAT) to Coinbase Pro, according to a blog post published Nov. 2. Coinbase added support for BAT tokens on its Coinbase Pro platform, while it will enable trading on the BAT/USD order book only when sufficient liquidity is established. Coinbase notes that BAT trading will be available in most jurisdictions, except for residents of the state of New York. BAT is not currently available on the exchange’s platform Coinbase.com and in its iOS and…

ShapeShift Will Now Require “Basic Personal Details” for New Membership …

In a what appears to be a seismic shift in company ethos, digital assets platform ShapeShift has launched a new loyalty program called “ShapeShift Membership” which will require the exchange users to provide “basic personal details,” according to a blog post published September 4, 2018. In his post, ShapeShift Founder and CEO Erik Voorhees said that the membership is part of a “loyalty program” that will see the platform collect personal information from its users while rewarding them with a range of benefits, including higher trading limits, cheaper fees, early…