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Whale Alert finds that scammers have siphoned $24 million in bitcoin from victims in 2020

Whale Alert finds that scammers have siphoned $24 million in bitcoin from victims in 2020

Recently a victim of a crypto scam? You’re not alone. Scammers made $24 million in bitcoin in the first half of 2020 — and they’re not slowing down anytime soon, according to a new report by crypto watchdog Whale Alert.  Whale Alert, best known for monitoring and tweeting about particularly large crypto transactions, collected and analyzed …

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BitMEX Is Making Bitcoin Network More Expensive for Everyone, Researcher Finds

BitMEX Is Making Bitcoin Network More Expensive for Everyone, Researcher Finds

Every day, around mid-morning New York time, the average fee bitcoin users worldwide pay to send the cryptocurrency spikes for up to an hour, then returns to normal. A respected researcher thinks he’s found the reason: BitMEX. If the crypto derivatives exchange used more efficient technologies when broadcasting transactions, users could save as much as …

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Crypto Holders Still Face Issues Reporting Tax Liabilities, Survey of CPAs Finds

Crypto Holders Still Face Issues Reporting Tax Liabilities, Survey of CPAs Finds

Crypto-literate public accountants are concerned their clients might face Internal Revenue Service (IRS) audits and penalties for underpaying taxes on their crypto holdings, a new survey finds. Cryptocurrency accounting service provider Blox and tax software developer Sovos conducted a survey of roughly 45 Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) familiar with crypto, finding that the majority believe …

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