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Tax Day Blues? Move to Puerto Rico for Epic IRS Loophole

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By CCN: Tax season has once again come and (almost) gone, and so have many hard-earned dollars that once lined your wallet and bank account. But just because you've been paying federal taxes for as long as you've been earning an income doesn't mean you have to keep doing so. A loophole in the federal tax code allows citizens of Puerto Rico who qualify for Act 22 to pay as little as 0% federal...

Actor-Turned-Crypto Whiz Brock Pierce Buys $1.3 Million Mansion with Bitcoin

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By CCN.com: Actor-turned-crypto entrepreneur Brock Pierce used bitcoin as collateral to purchase a $1.3 million mansion in Amsterdam. The real estate transaction represents the first-ever crypto-backed mortgage. Swiss cryptocurrency startup Nexo facilitated the purchase. Nexo is a crypto wallet that lets you borrow up to $2 million in 45 different fiat currencies within 24 hours. “He backed the...

Newsflash: Bitcoin Exchange Mt. Gox: Mark Karpeles Receives Suspended Sentence

The Wall Street Journal reports that the verdict is in on Mark Karpeles. He was found guilty on just one charge: producing illegal records. The rest of the charges, including the loss of millions of dollars in Bitcoin, were dropped. Further, he was handed a suspended sentence. Karpeles Beats Most Charges, Receives Suspended Sentence for Producing Illegal Records In the US justice system, at...

5 Years Later, Mt. Gox Victims Still Want to Know: 'Where's our Bitcoin?'

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It seems like just yesterday when Bitcoin investors were startled by the news that Mt. Gox, one of the world ’s first Bitcoin exchanges, was in serious trouble. Five years ago, on Feb. 24, 2014, reports began circulating that the Bitcoin exchange had lost three-quarters of a million bitcoins. One day later, the company - perhaps the closest thing to a single point of failure in the Bitcoin...

Why Japan Might Quash Brock Pierce's Plans to Re-Launch Notorious Bitcoin Exchange Mt. Gox

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Ever since the security breach of Coincheck in January 2018, formerly the largest crypto exchange in Japan, local authorities have imposed a stricter process in granting licenses to trading platforms that support Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Recently CCN reported that Brock Pierce, the co-founder of Blockchain Capital, disclosed his plans to revive Mt. Gox, an exchange which lost billions...

Revealed: A Bitcoin Billionaire's Shocking Plan to Revive Mt. Gox - Crypto's Most Notorious Exchange

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Brock Pierce wants to see balance in the world. He effects this vision in more ways than one. For starters, he says he “positively discriminates against people who need a hand up.” But more importantly, he’s currently in the process of discriminating against himself in the settlement of the Mt. Gox affair. You know, the origin of the term "Goxxed"? Gox Rising: An Equitable Resolution to the Mt...

Stablecoin? USD-Backed Crypto Token Tether Falls 5% [Again]

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Tether, or USDT, is supposed to remain “tethered” to the US Dollar, as its name implies. That’s its whole purpose as a token: it exists on exchanges as a way for traders get their profits to safety, in a sense, so they have some idea of the real fiat value of their portfolio. It was originally created by Brock Pierce, former actor and current crypto entrepreneur, and some other venture...

Paxos Standard Emerges as Early Leader in Stablecoin Sprint

Tether is experiencing an unprecedented challenge to its status as undisputed stablecoin market lodestar. With over 50 active stablecoin projects emerging around the world and even more set to debut in the weeks and months to come, these are fraught times for the stablecoin founded in 2014, as the market explores alternatives to USDT amid suspicions of overstated US Dollar reserves and lack of...

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