I'm in a similar situation to this: Tax consequences of forwarding an international wire
I've read the answer and comments to that question. However, transferring through Bitcoin is not an option. Gifting, on the other hand, may be subject to a gift tax.
If a U.S. Person were to receive the wire transfer for me, and then immediately transfer the money to me, is there another way to explain the transfer to IRS (other than treating it as a gift to me)? I do not want to use any of the receiver's lifetime exemption to gift tax.