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With Venezuela's collapsing government, "the collapse of everything else"

by Kai Ryssdal and Bennett Purser May 7, 2019
Why economist Carlos Hernández is staying in the country, despite political turmoil and zero economic opportunity.
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Ohio experiments with bitcoin tax payments

by Adrian Ma Apr 8, 2019
The state treasurer's office is trying something new.
A window display at the Blockland Solutions Conference in Cleveland this past December.
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Who uses the bitcoin ATMs popping up at delis across the U.S.?

by Jana Kasperkevic Feb 7, 2019
By end of January, 4,274 bitcoin ATMs had been installed worldwide.
Bitcoin ATM at a deli near Times Square in New York City. 
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The blockchain is coming to Wall Street

by Molly Wood Jan 21, 2019
Future ICOs might start to look a lot more like old-fashioned stock
"We can have a much more seamless, actually transparent stock trading mechanism using blockchain," says Kristen Howell, a partner with the law firm Fox Rothschild who helps companies create initial coin offerings.
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Cryptocurrencies' collapse follows 2017 run, regulation threats

by Tracey Samuelson Nov 20, 2018
Down from its 1,400 percent rise in 2017, bitcoin is now trading at less than $5,000 — a sharp decline for what some once hoped was a new and promising asset that could excite institutional investors. Instead, many traders were…
In this photo illustration a visual representation of the digital currency Bitcoin sinks into water. 
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Is Bitcoin a currency, security or commodity? Depends who you ask

by Molly Wood and Stephanie Hughes Jul 3, 2018
Bitcoin has a bit of an identity crisis when it comes to regulatory frameworks.
A visual representation of the digital cryptocurrency, bitcoin, alongside U.S. dollars.
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Are traders messing with the price of bitcoin? And why should you care?

by Molly Wood, Stephanie Hughes, and Shaheen Ainpour May 31, 2018
The U.S. is reportedly investigating price manipulation in digital currencies.
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So you purchased and sold some bitcoin. Are you going to have to pay taxes?

by Marketplace Staff Mar 30, 2018
The taxman cometh.
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Venezuela turns to crypto currency, hoping to salvage battered economy

by Aaron Schrank Feb 20, 2018
Venezuelan government will begin pre-selling a cryptocurrency today, called the "petro."

Even for cryptocurrency traders, the taxman cometh

by Ryan Kailath Feb 15, 2018
As more people invest in cryptocurrency, will they report gains or losses to the IRS? One tax preparer says only a fraction of tax filers have reported cryptocurrency investments so far. How much money could the IRS be missing out…