Questions tagged [cryptocurrency]

A cryptocurrency is a digital or virtual currency that uses cryptography to secure transaction records, to control the creation of additional coins, and to verify the transfer of coin ownership.

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Crypto Trading - advertised price vs actual price

I've bought some crypto, and it's sitting in my coinbase account. Let's say it's now worth x dollars. My question: when I click "sell" at that point, will I be sold exactly x dollars, or ...
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Why are cryptocurrencies not considered proper investments?

I plan to invest a portion of my savings in cryptocurrencies that I understand on a technical level (e.g. Bitcoin and Ethereum). However, otherwise prudent financial advice articles on the internet ...
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Are all cryptocurrency exchanges and financial lending institutions required by U.S. law to provide a 1099 form to the investor?

I am currently thinking of putting up a portion of my crypto assets on a reputable cryptocurrency lending platform. I asked them if they provided a 1099-INT for the interest that I would earn on my ...
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Sugar daddy prepaid card scam

I’ve been talking to a sugar daddy for a couple weeks now and he sent me a “prepaid” card which is now activated but he wants me to withdraw a large amount and deposit into his Bitcoin wallet. Is this ...
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How do you treat interest (both simple and compound) earned on cryptocurrencies?

Currently, on an exchange platform, I am pledging about 10 BCH (approx. $2800) which should earn interest p.a. of 8 % paid out every three months. The interest is paid in BCH, meaning that 8% of 10 ...
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Why would anyone borrow using a DEFI (Decentralised Finance) platform?

Introduction DEFI lending platforms like Aave are decentralised finance protocols which enable anyone to either lend their crypto-assets (usually ethereum) for high % interest, or lock up their ...
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How to set take profit when there is no position yet

I'm trading on binance futures and sometimes I see a nice (for example) resistance level. I then set a limit sell order so that if price reached that level I sell x coins. However I would also like to ...
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How to get fundamental analysis report for Cryptocurrencies similar to what we get for Stock market? [closed]

Before I invest in stock market, I take a look at the stock's fundamental numbers. I like to have a similar approach before my Cryptocurrency investment. Reading below article I learn that the ...
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In a maker/taker structure, do takers move the price?

I've read about the fee structure for makers/takers here but I am trying to understand how the price moves. Since the makers put orders in the orderbook and takers essentially take those out, is it ...
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Can a contractor convert a cryptocurrency payment into money?

Suppose that an overseas customer tells a contractor that she or he cannot pay for the job via common overseas payment options — such as an online payment, money order, payment card, bank transfer — ...
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Am I in trouble if in my taxes I didn't declare that I sold 1 bitcoin and immediately bought it back losing a little money?

I am a US resident and (a few years back while I was living in Europe) I bought 1 BTC for about 6,000 €. For the first time this year, I filed my 2019 taxes in the US and I used TurboTax. I asked ...
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Why do Grayscale's cryptocurrency trusts sell with large premiums to net asset value (NAV)?

Consider the Grayscale Bitcoin Trust (OTCQX: GBTC), which had a share price of $9.31 with $8.75 worth of Bitcoins per share on 2020-07-16: For a more extreme example, consider the Grayscale Ethereum ...
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Remittamce from Europe to India EUR - INR

Alright the problem is not as simple as it sounds. Let me explain. I closed my German bank account after moving to India. The bank said they wouldn't do the international transfer to my Indian ...
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Crypto-cashback debit card tax (UK)

I have a pre-paid VISA card with a 2% cashback paid in cryptocurrency in every purchase. I was wondering how this is taxed?
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Can you really make money with cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin?

I am new to cryptocurrency and I am wondering if I can make money with cryptocurrencies even if I am new to this. I am unemployed and can't really find a good job so I am thinking of taking a risk by ...
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Will employees paid in Bitcoin, etc be subject to capital gains upon transferring to fiat in the US?

A company is able to pay its employees either partially or at 100% in Bitcoin. The company reports and withholds the appropriate USD equivalent on the employee's tax return. If the employee holds the ...
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Personal wallet transfer fees in relation to UK tax on cryptos

Reading UK's official guidance on cryptoassets, I understand that pretty much anything that you do with your cryptos is classified as a disposal: Individuals need to calculate their gain or loss ...
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Bitcoin sugar daddy — is it a scam? [duplicate]

A guy on Instagram wants to be my sugar daddy and send me money through bitcoin. We've only been talking for about a week and he hasn't asked for any of my info. He just asked to sign up for a ...
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Is it foreign income when you sell cryptocurrency and realise a capital gain in the UK?

Crypto networks are not run by any specific government or group of individuals, compared to other securities like US shares. So what is the geographical status-quo of cryptocurrency for UK tax ...
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What exchanges allow funding by bitcoin and trading of stocks and commodities? [closed]

I have accounts at TDAmeritrade, BitFlyer, Bit2C, Toro, and Kraken and have been looking at a lot of 'how to fund your account' pages at other exchanges, but like bono have yet to find what I'm ...
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Who is your counterparty when longing / shorting on leverage?

I understand the basic cases of how longing/shorting works and how two parties with opposing price predictions can make a derivative contract to settle in cash when the price of an asset goes up or ...
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How can new cryptocurrencies form when the 51% attack exists?

Recently, I learned about the concept of the 51% attack which a malicious actor could perform on a cryptocurrency. Essentially, if you can control >50% of the hashing power for a given cryptocurrency, ...
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When Can Cryptocurrency Cease to Exist? [closed]

For stocks, it can cease to exist due to the firm's bankruptcy or merger. If possible, when and why can a cryptocurrency cease to exist? For example, is it possible for Bitcoin to suddenly become ...
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Are uninsured financial institutions riskier places to keep my wealth, now that cryptocurrencies make embezzlement easier?

Suppose that one or more high-level officers at a stock brokerage, or other retail financial institution, decide to embezzle most of the assets held there. The embezzlers liquidate the assets into ...
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How should lending in decentralised finance be handled for UK tax?

[UK tax only] My understanding is that any crypto asset, even if it's a stablecoin like DAI that is pegged to the US dollar, should be tracked in a pool. If the only thing done with DAI is trading, ...
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How are the earnings of a Crypto Interest Account taxed?

I have some bitcoin in an interest saving account. I am not sure if I have to consider the interest earned as Tax on Savings Interests (which does not mention anything related to crypto) or ...
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How could I trust on bitcoin investment websites such as Amfeix

I have come across this investment site amfeixportal.com, they provide me with a wallet and I have tested that with a small amount. So far they have deposited logical interest rates to my account, but ...
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How should I treat my Proof of Stake (PoS) rewards on my tax return?

Let me know if I'm wrong, but I don't think the IRS really has any clear guidelines on how to report Proof of Stake rewards. Some resources say to treat it as dividends or interest, but just simply ...
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Crypto and forex…here’s the scenario..need to know I can’t gelegally [closed]

Some says to you... ”Ok cool 👍🏽...I’m a Bitcoin Investor lincense by SFOX .. I make my money off crypto investment and ForexTrading.. I Work online in the Social market. all I do is move commission ...
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What is moving the cryptocurrency market apart for speculators?

I would like to know if there is anything that moves the crypto market apart from the speculators, or are cryptocurrencies purely speculative? For example, in the oil industry there are hedgers who ...
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Sugar daddy bitcoin scam? [duplicate]

I met a sugar daddy online who claims he cannot use cashapp or paypal to compensate me and can only use bitcoins. I made a coinbase account and now he is asking for my coinbase login so he can "load ...
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How should stablecoins be treated in UK tax reports?

Stablecoins are digital tokens that stay pegged to the value of fiat currencies like USD or GBP. Two examples of stablecoins are DAI and USDC, which are both redeemable for $1 on various exchanges. ...
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Involuntary Account Closure due to Suspicious Activity (AKA BTC transactions)…When will I receive the funds from account closure?

I've been banking with U.S. Bank for about a year and a half. Around the beginning of January, I noticed some strange activity as it pertained to my U.S. Bank checking account. I often utilize Zelle ...
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Amending tax return to change cost basis of digital assets

I want to know if I can file an amended tax return to change the cost basis for cryptocurrency sold in 2018 ? I've used form 8949 prepared by a CPA to file my crypto related gains for 2017 and 2018 ...
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How do stocks work? (Cryptocurrency analogy) [closed]

I come from a cryptocurrency background (Bitcoin etc.). I have no idea how stocks work and how to invest into stocks. In cryptocurrencies for example, I am in full control my assets (private key) and ...
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US Tax Obligations for Multiple Trades of Stocks or Cryptocurrencies

Background I am trying to understand potential tax obligations for trading stocks and cryptocurrencies in the US. I was able to find the following information online: The IRS considers ...
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How to deal with Cryptocurrencies? [closed]

I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask but I figured I'd post here since it's for questions about Money and Investing. Lately I've been looking at cryptocurrencies and I want to speculate ...
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Algorithm to minimize capital gains tax

I've made thousands of cryptocurrency trades and have them in a CSV file with the necessary fair market values. I'd like to use the specific-shares cost basis method to minimize my gains. Is there a ...
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Sugar daddy allowance with Bitcoin [duplicate]

I met guys online as sugar daddies without sugar. I have never given my bank password but some guys request that I buy Google Play gift cards and I answered I wouldn’t use my cash for it. The guy said ...
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Daily spread measure for products in crypto exchanges?

I'm now trying to trade in crypto, and I want to get a measure of the liquidity of products listed in exchange. Trading volume is a good measure, and easy to obtain. Spread is also a good measure, ...
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Can dual citizens open crypto exchange accounts where U.S. citizens are prohibited?

I am specifically asking about the many crypto-currency exchanges which prohibit U.S. traders and would prefer if someone with first hand experience answered. Every exchange which offers derivatives ...
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Why take crypto profits when you can just set a stop order?

In such a volatile market as cryptocurrency, I have heard many people stress the importance of taking profits. For example, when a coin doubles in value, they sell 50% of their holding. This ensures ...
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Reporting crypto currency transactions to IRS

I have made 300+ crypto currency transactions in 2018. Do I need to report all these 300+ transactions to IRS? If yes, what is the procedure? My tax consultant is saying we need to report only ...
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Online Investing and Trading Cryptocurrencies, Equities and Options in U.S. Markets [closed]

Would you be so kind and tell me which brokerage services might have fastest website and features (e.g., "limit orders", "stop limit orders", etc.) for trading cryptocurrencies (e.g., from BTC to DOGE)...
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Taxation of capital gains by USA from cryptocurrency of Russian student on an F-1 visa

I am from Russia and I currently study in the US on F-1 visa. Last year I did some cryptocurrency trading which is taxed as capital gains in the US. US-Russia tax treaty says that: Capital gains on ...
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money investment [closed]

I am trying to invest money because I have around 3218.45 USD which I could invest, and start generating money. I am out of ideas in how can I invest the money to start generating money from my money ...
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Holding Period Algorithms and the Blockchain

According to this interview, taxation holding periods in the United States for cryptocurrency can be determined by FIFO (First In First Out), LIFO (Last In First Out), or a more flexible option called ...
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required capital, commodity and trade volume given monthly target [closed]

I'm considering trading currencies or stock full time and would like to estimate required capital and required number of trades per day, given a monthly income of X US dollars after taxes. I'd also ...
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Lawful Permanent Resident of USA and cryptocurrency tax?

So I have the chance to purchase cryptocurrency from another country through a trusted friend, my questions are: Is this legal activity of any sort, will i be committing fraud? How would this be ...
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Is crypto an uncorrelated (or negatively correlated to traditional markets) asset class?

In preparation for an upcoming financial crisis, for instance, something of the magnitude of the 2008's capital C crisis, would crypto (given their current market size and state) be (part of) a good ...