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Bitcoin is a decentralized digital currency first developed in 2009. Most Bitcoin-related questions should be asked at the Bitcoin Stack Exchange.

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How do you pay taxes on mined crypto currency that doesn't have a true price yet? [duplicate]

Lets say I created a new coin and mined 1 trillion of them. It isn't on any exchange to get its true value. But someone on a forum pays me $100 for 100 coins. Now these coins value is at $1 and ...
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GBTC stock went way down but no signs of huge decrease?

GBTC was at about 1400 when I purchased it, and now it's at about 15$. It never showed that it decreased or a huge decrease, and no history of it at being at 1400, ever. I'm so confused, I still have ...
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Bitcoin Cost Basis Purchases

Suppose that a client purchases 10 BTC over a price range of $180 to $290 and transacts twice with his BTC for a total purchase of 2.7BTC. Two questions: Based on this, the IRS taxes bitcoin like ...
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Paying tax when selling software with bitcoin

I am thinking about selling software subscriptions with Bitcoin. I am in the U.S but I am a non resident alien. My income will not be U.S based because I am selling to everyone around the world. Do I ...
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For bitcoin, can I use specific lots instead of FIFO for IRS capital gains tax calculation?

I would like to start using specific lots, rather than FIFO, for my capital gains tax calculation as it relates to bitcoin holdings. If I sent coins to a specific wallet setup for the express ...
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How to report cryptocurrency fork income involving exchanges?

For forks like BTC → BCH, the general consensus is that BCH is treated as income of the "found money" variety (as opposed to something akin to a stock split) and should be entered on Form 1040 Line 21....
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In trading, what will be the ticker market price, ticker top buy and top sell value if order matches with multiple orders?

If a buy order matches with multiple sell orders say 50 orders in one go, then when will the ticker top buy / top sell / market price will change? a) After buy order matches with first sell order? or ...
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Sending Money Out of India

My friend has a situation that he'd like assistance with -- we've looked online for help, but we cannot find clarity. First let me 'set the scene'. Then I'll phrase the question concisely at the end. ...
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Is Stock Trading legal for a student on F-1 Visa doing CPT in USA?

I'm an international student in US on F1 Visa. I just want to know if how legal is trading stocks on my visa status.I am doing CPT and will be trading with bitcoins. I've found some posts on quora ...
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Share price determination

Am new to trading, and just wanted to ask. Am I right in saying that if you have fewer sellers than buyers, or if no one wanted to sell their shares that then the price of said shares would rise? And ...
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Tax rate of bitcoin trading for non-resident alien

I'm an international student holding F1 visa in the states. I find information on the IRS page which says non-resident aliens are subject to 30 percent flat rate for capital gains. Does this rate ...
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When and how should I pay taxes on ForEx trades?

I am an Israeli citizen. I've bought BitCoin (let us agree for the sake of discussion it is a currency) using US dollars. Let's also assume I never convert the bitcoins to any other currency (but ...
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Should non-citizens pay gift tax for sending bitcoin to non-citizen living abroad?

I am non-us citizen (an international student) but resident alien for tax purposes. If I send my bitcoins to my family living abroad, should I pay the gift tax? I read articles but they say 'us ...
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Tax impact of receiving a bank transfer and making a purchase for a friend?

I have a permanent residency in Australia, and I have a bank account there. A friend asked me if he can transfer money to my account and then I send it to a bitcoin exchange that he wants to work with....
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How can I start trading in cryptocurrency when none of the trading sites support the banks in my country?

I live in Jordan, and-unfortunately-none of the trading sites support banks in my country. So I can neither use CC, nor direct money transfer. Do you happen to know a workaround for my situation?
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How to account for digital currencies in a double ledger book

I put my personal finance records in GnuCash and I would like to understand how to best account for digital currency transactions. My book is for tracking EUR transactions. Scenario 1: I hold 1 BTC ...
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How can I speculatively invest $1000 in (micro)bitcoin? [closed]

How can I invest $1000 it micro-bit-coins, or whatever they are called?
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Alt coin taxes - bitcointax calculated an outrageous number!

I invested 18K USD in alt coins mostly using my USD to buy bitcoin since the beginning of the year. I managed to take out my capital of 18K. And my current holdings were at 17K USD worth of BTC 3 ...
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Why has bitcoin gained so much in the past year?

Over the past year, the value of bitcoin has gone from 1030.82 USD on 3 Jan 2017 to 10755.89 USD today. That's a price increase of 1000%. I'm only an amateur investor, but in my mind that increase is ...
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Why would anybody allow somebody else to buy Bitcoins for them? [closed]

Bitcoins can be bought either on exchanges or from marketplaces. The exchanges obviously also use marketplace to get their coins. My question is, why would anybody use exchanges? There are so many ...
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Taxes on Bitcoin sale in Spain

I have some bitcoins that I bought back in 2012. I am now thinking about buying a house and I'd like to cash in those bitcoins to make the downpayment of the mortgage. I understand I should pay taxes ...
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Calculating value of a cryptocurrency portfolio

If I have a number of different cryptocurrencies and their current exchange rate in both bitcoin and USD, would this be true? portfolio balance in bitcoin == portfolio balance in USD / bitcoin to USD ...
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Is buying and selling Bitcoin (and other cryptocurrency) legal for a student on F-1 Visa doing OPT in USA?

I know that trading stocks is allowed for F-1 students in the US as long as income/losses are reported when taxes are done. (Is Stock Trading legal for a student on F-1 Visa in USA?) How about buying ...
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Tax implications of BTC for Rent

So I'm considering doing a trial run with my tenants and letting them pay some or all of their rent in BTC. My motivations: BTC isn't considered a currency so it's taxed as an asset under capital ...
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Is there any way to reduce the taxes on my capital gains

I made ~100k investing in Bitcoin learned afterward that I needed to pay capital gains taxes on it in the amount of ~23k (via https://bitcoin.tax/). What are my options in terms of not paying so much ...
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Australian superannuation funds holding bitcoin? [closed]

I'd like to move some of my Australian superannuation into a fund which allows investing in cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin. Do any such funds exist? If no, how would I minimise the auditing fees ...
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What cost basis accounting methods are applicable to virtual currencies?

This year I began doing some small investments in cryptocurrencies (Bitcoin, etc), and turning small profits. I've been tracking my gains under each of the different cost basis accounting methods (...
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Found a heap of BTC but have no documentation. What do I do?

Many years ago, I bought around 400 BTC for a few hundred dollars (?) and stored them in a hard drive. Shortly after that, I lost this hard drive, wrote it off as an "Oh well" and didn't think ...
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How to buy physical bitcoin in EU (Sweden) [closed]

I want to give a person one bitcoin in real life, preferably as a physical coin and not as a paper or a digital contract. IIUC it is possible somewhere to buy a physical bitcoin which is like a real ...
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Do UK tax rules allow you to hold Bitcoin in a SIPP?

Do United Kingdom tax rules allow you to hold Bitcoin in a self-invested pension plan?
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Why dont people in foreign countries buy bitcoins directly from USA

I had a query related to buying and selling bitcoins from a foreign country like India where bitcoins can be bought locally now. I was wondering why people in India buy bitcoins locally through the ...
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Is percentage of one owning the total money equivalent to that of total wealth? [closed]

Just a hypothesis: at a certain instance(so no inflation or deflation concerns), within a single economic entity, if one owns half of the money, does it mean he also owns half of the total wealth? I ...
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Will a BitCoin purchase be affected by GBP->EUR pre-exchange

I live in the UK, and am trying to find a site that allows purchase of BitCoin using GBP; our local currency. Of all the sites I've tried so far, even though they provide flashing banners saying 1 ...
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Can a smart contract work based on fiat currency? [closed]

Can a smart contract work based on fiat currency? What kind of transactions can be facilitated by smart contracts? are they only open to electronic goods, or can transactions of physical goods also be ...
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Bringing bitcoin into US, what taxes should I expect?

My friend owns roughly $1M USD worth of Bitcoin. These coins are sitting on a (backed up and encrypted) hard drive in Brasil. He bought these coins legitimately, and has the paper trail to prove it. ...
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Why would you want to be a taker in a maker/taker exchange?

Take the following example: On a cryptocurrency exchange with a maker/taker fee structure, the buys are listed as 1.030000 btc - $ 2103.89, 409.2138 btc - $ 2103.67, 44.23384 btc - $ 2103.53, ......
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bitcoin, is there any starting amount? [closed]

There is some kind of input how bitcoin is start (offer). Is bitcoin is depends on how much we 'invest' so we get different 'amount' in return?
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What is the 'period' defined as for trading indicators?

I see SMA5, SMA50, EMA13 etc.. but it's not obvious what the "period" over which these averages are taken. If I have a graph showing last 24 hours of data and select SMA20, does it average the last ...
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Can I be taxed for receiving money from one bank to another?

I will be cashing out 10k+ worth of Bitcoin soon, this could mean I end up selling it and having several people send me FIAT to my bank account. Do I become liable to tax in this case? I am not being ...
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Capital Gains Puzzle

Assume there are two like-kind capital assets: A and B. Neither A nor B have ever been traded for dollars or any other currency prior to Day 1, and hence have no established market value. ...
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Tax On Unsold Mined Bitcoin

US Tax Question Suppose that John Doe mines 100 bitcoin at $0.11 each ($11) and doesn't sell them, but keeps them in a wallet. Does he pay taxes the year he mined them at the price he mined them for,...
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Are stocks always able to be bought and sold at market price?

I have a lot of experience with the Bitcoin industry, but little experience with the Stock Market. In the bitcoin industry, when you want to buy/sell, you have to put out a market order on whatever ...
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How to avoid maintenance fee when balance drops below minimum?

Looking for a way to, in the event of a purchase dropping my balance below the minimum daily balance (MDB) with no way to bring it above the MDB before the end of the day, make 6 point of sale (POS) ...
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Do I need to report to FInCEN if I had greater than $10,000 worth of bitcoin in a foreign bitcoin exchange?

I have heard that FinCEN requires people in the U.S. to report foreign financial accounts with greater than $10,000 in them. This is the FBAR if I'm not mistaken. Do I need to report to FInCEN if I ...
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Virtual currency investment

Let's suppose I have some ammount of money in virtual wallet like Paypal or Bitcoin. Are there ever any systems or institutions which would enable one to invest virtual currency, for example, loan at ...
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What's the proper way to calculate ROI per year given the ROI for a period of time?

I'm trying to figure out what would be my yearly ROI if I know my ROI for a given period of time. On May 1st, I started invested 8.82 BTC in loans on BitLendingClub and now (August 6th) I have 9.33 ...
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Micro-Investing vs. cryptocurrencies vs. Forex trading

i am a student with a small monthly income. i wan to take about 20-10 % of it for a medium-risk investment , and i was wondering what would be the best option. my personal banker does not have an ...
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Is Bitcoin a commodity or a currency [duplicate]

Bitcoin can be classified as a currency as it can be used as an medium of exchange or classified as an commodity given its speculative and volatile nature. What should we classify Bitcoin as ??
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Taxation from variations in currency

Assuming: I am a UK tax payer I live in the UK Assume I sell a good online, for $100. One payment method I accept is Bitcoins. Bitcoins at the moment are extremely volatile, it wouldn't surprise ...