Ohio County Auditors to Explore Blockchain-Based Real Estate System

The County Auditors’ Association of Ohio (CAAO) has announced the formation of a working group to study the use of blockchain for the effective transfer of property deeds. The news was reported on Feb. 21 by Ohio-based blockchain startup SafeChain — the technical advisor for the multi-county initiative. The association’s collaborative effort will reportedly test the use of blockchain technology to bring efficiency gains to the execution and management of real estate transactions and the transfer of land titles across multiple counties. Their ongoing projects will be reportedly be reviewed…

Overstock to pay taxes in Ohio using Bitcoin

Overstock is set to be the first major company that will pay its taxes in the state of Ohio using Bitcoin. The move is possible thanks to the US state passing a law that allows individuals and companies to pay taxes using crypto. The online retail giant said the step was part of continuous efforts to promote the use of cryptocurrencies. Overstock will lead the way by paying taxes using Bitcoin Patrick Byrne, the founder, and CEO of Overstock praised Josh Mandel, the Treasury of Ohio for making the state…

Overstock Wants to Pay its Ohio Business Tax in Bitcoin

Online retailer Overstock announced it would pay a part of its Ohio state business tax using bitcoin, making it the first company to use Ohio’s crypto tax portal, Fortune reported on January 3, 2019. Paying Taxes in Virtual Currency An online retail company has made new year’s headlines as being the first to make use of a relatively new phenomenon: Paying state taxes in crypto. According to Fortune, online retailer Overstock announced that it would be paying a part of its Ohio state business tax using bitcoin. This would make…

US Retail Giant Overstock to Use Bitcoin to Pay Its Taxes in Ohio

United States retailer Overstock.com has announced it will pay part of its business taxes in the state of Ohio using Bitcoin (BTC), according to an announcement on its website Jan. 3. Overstock will cover commercial activity taxes (CAT) with Bitcoin starting February, using the recently launched cryptocurrency taxpayer platform, OhioCrypto.com. The company’s CEO and founder Patrick Byrne — a longtime crypto enthusiast — said in the announcement that governmental adoption of cryptocurrencies and other emerging technologies, accompanied by friendly legislation, is “the best way to ensure the U.S. does not…

Ohio Embraces Bitcoin & Celebs Fined for ICO Ads

CCN is expanding. Are you our next full-time journalist from the West Coast USA? Send us your CV and examples here. The last week of November was all about taxes, regulation, and SEC enforcement for Bitcoin and the wider crypto ecosystem. Major Headlines Sirin Labs Launches the FINNEY: The world’s first blockchain phone on the market, the FINNEY, launched at an event in Barcelona on Thursday. CCN’s Josiah Wilmoth was on the scene. The phone, its dApp store, and native blockchain integration have many wondering if crypto has finally arrived.…

Ohio to Accept Tax Payments in Crypto — Setting the Standard for Future?

In what is being hailed as a first in America, Ohio’s State Treasurer Josh Mandel has made it possible for businesses to pay taxes using Bitcoin. In the coming weeks, business owners in the state will be able to register and settle their tax liabilities online, with payments to be processes by cryptocurrency payment service provider BitPay. Businesses will be able to pay 23 different taxes using BTC through an online portal that has been set up by the state treasury office. As it stands, individuals will not be able…

Ohio Begins Accepting Bitcoin for 23 Types of Taxes

Ohio has become the first state in the U.S. and the first governments in the world to accept Bitcoin (BTC-USD) for tax payments. The state has launched an online platform called OhioCrypto.com, to allow businesses to pay taxes with cryptocurrency. Eligible for payment on the website include 23 different taxes. “We are proud to make Ohio the first state in the nation to accept tax payments via cryptocurrency,” Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel said in a statement. “We’re doing this to provide Ohioans more options and ease in paying their taxes and also…

US: Ohio Becomes First State Where Businesses Can Pay Taxes With Bitcoin

Up to 23 different kinds of taxes can be paid with the cryptocurrency according to the state’s treasurer. Ohio has just become the first U.S. state and one of the first governments in the world to allow businesses to pay taxes, including sales and public utility taxes, with bitcoin. State Treasurer Josh Mandel announced Monday that businesses can now register for the program through the website OhioCrypto.com, a portal that will, via a third-party processor called BitPay, convert the digital currency into dollars that will then be deposited into the state’s…

Bitcoin Tax Payments in Ohio is Now a Possibility

Ohio might just become the first state to successfully adopt Bitcoin as tax payment, after failed attempts from other states in the country. Ohio’s Cryptocurrency Initiative Set to Fly High According to the Wall Street Journal, businesses in Ohio can now pay its taxes, ranging from taxes from cigarette sales to employee taxes, using the virtual currency, Bitcoin. Companies interested in using Bitcoin as a mode of payment are directed to OhioCrypto.com to register. Josh Mandel, the Ohio Treasurer, and a long time Bitcoin aficionado initiated the idea of using…

Ohio Accepts Bitcoin for Tax Payments

As Bitcoin heads down the slope, the State of Ohio has just made a move that actually champions the ailing coin. And it’s a vital time for such a move. Ohio has decided to accept Bitcoin for tax payments, becoming the first state to do so. Not only is this move momentous in terms of institutional approval, but its timing is also impeccable—casting a silver lining to what has been a very dark cloud for Bitcoin. Ohio Accepts Bitcoin in the Nick of Time The initiative begins now. Ohio businesses…