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Monat: November 2020

The tax authorities ask them for delusional sums on cryptocurrency gains… non-existent!

Coinbase Makes a Big Blunder – Several US Coinbase users have received mail from the IRS (the US tax authorities) claiming several thousand dollars on cryptocurrency gains. Small problem! Users never realized the affected gains.

127,000 dollars in taxes and penalties for … non-existent winnings

The information was relayed by The News Spy review, a service specializing in calculating the taxation of cryptocurrencies in the United States.

As an example, John Smith (assumed name to protect user anonymity) received a letter from the IRS (Internal Revenue Service) notifying him that he had under-reported his income in 2018 „Due to the failure to include its cryptocurrency investment activity“ . In total, he would be asked to pay some $ 120,960 in taxes and penalties.

Mail received by the user – Source: Cryptotrader

Yet it would appear that this claim is totally unfounded. As Cryptotrader points out, it was actually the IRS that owed Smith money, as he had suffered $ 2,000 in cryptocurrency losses that year.

The case of John Smith is not isolated, because in the space of 2 days, Cryptotrader was contacted by dozens of Internet users who received similar emails.

Whose fault is it ?

Also according to Cryptotarder, it seems that exchange platforms , such as Coinbase , are at the origin of this misunderstanding of several hundred thousand dollars .

In fact, these exchange platforms would communicate information about their users via form 1099-K instead of using 1099 or 1099-B, which would be appropriate for their business.

“The 1099-K was never intended as a tax return form for cryptocurrency exchanges. It was designed to report income from platforms where you get paid directly by third-party merchants, like Uber, Lyft, and Etsy. The form does not make sense in the context of cryptocurrency exchanges. And yet, many large exchanges, like Coinbase, have decided to use Form 1099 to report customer income information. „

Bitcoin-mangel er reel, og PayPal er årsagen, hævder Pantera Capital

Ifølge Pantera Capital kunne Bitcoins leveringsknude have en dramatisk indflydelse på prisen.

PayPal’s adgang til kryptokurrencymarkedet kunne have en dramatisk indvirkning på Bitcoin (BTC) -prisen.

I en nyligt offentliggjort rapport siger krypto-investeringsfirmaet Pantera Capital, at en Bitcoin-mangel er kernen i den nylige prisstigning, og at størstedelen af ​​den nyudviklede BTC skaffes op af PayPal.

PayPal’s nye kryptotjeneste har „allerede en enorm indflydelse,“ hævder Pantera og tilføjer, at betalingshandleren snupper ca. 70% af al den nye BTC i omløb.

Med henvisning til itBit-data hævder Pantera:

”Da PayPal gik live, begyndte volumen at eksplodere. Stigningen i itBit-volumen indebærer, at PayPal allerede inden fire uger efter at være gået i live køber næsten 70% af den nye levering af bitcoins. ”
Ifølge Pantera antyder dataene, at PayPal og Cash App tilsammen køber op alle de nyligt udstedte Bitcoin.

Bitcoins pengepolitik er programmeret til at være deflatorisk over tid. Med bred vedtagelse fører det til højere købekraft og forsyningsknaphed. Pantera hævder, at det er sidstnævnte, der bidrager til BTCs parabolske bølge.

PayPal lancerede sine crypto trading-tjenester i USA tidligere på denne måned, så kunderne kunne handle op til $ 20.000 om ugen. Platformen vil blive rullet ud globalt i begyndelsen af ​​2021.

Onlinebetalingshandleren har 300 millioner aktive brugere, hvilket gør sin strejftog i digital valuta til et vigtigt springbræt til vedtagelse.

Pantera siger, at det er meget nemmere at købe Bitcoin nu, end det var under det sidste tyremarked i 2017. Ud over PayPal inkluderer detailindtægter til Bitcoin og andre digitale valutaer nu Cash App og Robinhood.

Bredere vedtagelse betyder, at den digitale valuta sandsynligvis opretholder højere prisniveauer. Selvom Bitcoin forbliver meget volatil, skabte den en usædvanlig lang periode med stabilitet, før den katapulterede højere i løbet af de sidste to måneder.

Ein neuer Krypto-Betrug breitet sich durch Zucken aus

Ein weiterer Bitcoin-Betrug ist hinzugekommen. Dieses Mal geht der Betrug mit ein wenig Hilfe von Twitch auf Investoren zu. Die Plattform verfügt über mehrere Kanäle, die durchweg unkontrolliert und von den Aufsichtsbehörden nicht überwacht werden, so dass viele dunkle Ecken für böswillige Akteure übrig bleiben, in denen sie sich verstecken können.

Der Bitcoin-Betrug, der Twitch benutzt, um sein Geld zu bekommen

Einer der beliebtesten Twitch-Kanäle – einer davon mit dem Namen Elonmusk859 – hat in letzter Zeit sehr viel Verkehr gehabt. Er wurde von einem Reddit-Benutzer entdeckt, der behauptete, der Kanal habe bis zu 40.000 Einzelzuschauer gehabt, obwohl ein anderer Benutzer sagt, dass viele dieser „Individuen“ keine Menschen, sondern eher Bots seien.

Nach Angaben des Benutzers, der den Kanal gefunden hat, bietet der Betrug, den der Kanal betreibt, kostenlose Krypto-Einheiten für Leute, die ihr Geld an eine bestimmte Adresse spenden, die der Kanal zur Verfügung stellt. Dies sollte als riesige rote Flagge gewertet werden, da es sich um eine Taktik handelt, die immer und immer wieder angewandt wurde, zuletzt im Sommer im Juli.

Damals sorgte ein Twitter-Bitcoin-Hack für die Übernahme mehrerer Konten, die von hochrangigen Persönlichkeiten genutzt wurden, darunter der ehemalige Präsident Barack Obama, sein Vizepräsident Joe Biden, der Microsoft-Mogul Bill Gates und Tesla sowie SpaceX-CEO Elon Musk (der sich immer irgendwo im Zentrum eines Krypto-Betrugs zu befinden scheint).

Die Person, die diese Konten überholte, schickte Nachrichten an Anhänger, in denen sie behauptete, dass alles Geld, das an eine angegebene anonyme Krypto-Adresse geschickt wurde, verdoppelt würde.

Dies war natürlich nicht der Fall, und das gesamte Geld, das an die Adresse geschickt wurde, wurde von dem Hacker gestohlen, der am Ende bis zu 121.000 Dollar in Bitcoin stahl. Die Zahl mag nicht viel sein, aber die Tatsache, dass so viele Top-Konten ins Visier genommen wurden, ist ein wenig beängstigend.

Wie dem auch sei, die gleiche Taktik wird hier angewandt, und es wird geschätzt, dass das Geld, das an die Adresse geschickt wird, niemals verdoppelt oder in irgendeiner Weise zurückgeschickt wird. Daher wird den Händlern geraten, den Betrug um jeden Preis zu vermeiden. Es sieht jedoch nicht so aus, als hätte jeder die vorliegende Lektion gelernt, denn bisher hat der Betrüger etwa 10.000 Dollar an gestohlenen Geldern verdient.

Auf der Seite ist die folgende Nachricht:

Elon Musk von SpaceX und der NASA glaubt, dass Blockchain und Bitcoin die Welt fair machen werden. Um den Prozess der massenhaften Einführung der Kryptowährung zu beschleunigen, haben wir beschlossen, ein 5.000 BTC-Giveaway durchzuführen.

Kommt Ihnen das nicht bekannt vor?

Noch schlimmer ist, dass es zum Zeitpunkt des Verfassens dieses Artikels mehrere Seiten zu geben scheint, die diesen Betrug anwenden, was bedeutet, dass, egal wie schnell Twitch eine Seite herunterzieht, es eine andere als Ersatz gibt.

Dies war eine Zeit des Massenkryptobetrugs, wobei das jüngste Beispiel, bei dem die Website von Donald Trump für die Wiederwahlkampagne von schlechten Schauspielern überholt wurde, die versuchen, die Monero-Zahlungen in die Finger zu bekommen.

Depois do Trump, o Maximalista Pierre Rochard Proibiu o Twitter Bitcoin

O popular influenciador do Bitcoin Pierre Rochard foi pego na agitação de restrições do Twitter durante a semana de eleições.

O popular influenciador do Bitcoin Pierre Rochard foi pego na agitação de restrições do Twitter durante a semana de eleições. Embora ele esteja de volta tweetando no momento da imprensa, o evento lembrou aos usuários o poder do Twitter sobre o discurso criptográfico.

Censores do Twitter tropeçam na desinformação

O Twitter censurou recentemente uma faixa de tweets altamente controversos do presidente americano, Donald J. Trump. O Presidente tweeted vários tweets enganosos e infundados a respeito da autenticidade da eleição desta semana.

Por sua atividade, a empresa de mídia social cortou seu conteúdo com a seguinte frase:

„Parte ou todo o conteúdo compartilhado neste Tweet é contestado e pode ser enganoso sobre uma eleição ou outro processo cívico“.

Apesar da gravidade do conteúdo desses tweets, muitos, particularmente os da comunidade Bitcoin Pro, expressaram preocupação. E, na mesma semana, um dos membros mais influentes da mesma comunidade Bitcoin foi pego no fogo cruzado da censura.

Pierre Rochard Restringido por 24 Horas

Com mais de 80.000 seguidores, Pierre Rochard, um programador de Bitcoin e estrategista da Kraken Exchange, é um dos mais sinceros apoiadores da principal moeda criptográfica.

Ontem, no entanto, o Twitter restringiu sua conta. A empresa de mídia social citou a „atividade incomum na conta“ como o motivo do bloqueio.

Embora as razões não sejam claras, Rochard agitou a divisão dizendo aos membros de um grupo de Telegramas recém-erigido chamado „Bitcoin Twitter backup“ que se tratava de „reportagem em massa de Ethereans“. Ele disse:

„Os portadores de sacos ETH ficam salgados e se organizam para relatar em massa com falsas acusações“.

Ele citou um tweet recente comparando os contratos de depósito ETH 2.0 com a famosa canção Eagles, Hotel California, dizendo a seus seguidores que eles nunca poderão voltar ao ETH 1.0 depois de apostar na nova cadeia de balizamento ETH 2.0.

Mais tarde na mesma discussão, Rochard admitiu que o Twitter explicou „nada“ e que a „moderação“ é deliberadamente opaca para que eles possam fazer suas coisas enquanto se escondem atrás de ToS e ‚algos'“.

Ele até brincou que foi banido porque „Kamala Harris relatou [seu] relato porque ela é policial“.

Apesar da falta de provas por trás de muitas das reivindicações de Rochard, o evento ressurgiu questões relativas ao monopólio da empresa de mídia social sobre o discurso criptográfico.

Udi Wertheimer, outro desenvolvedor experiente, contou no mesmo grupo de Telegramas:

„O Twitter é uma grande ferramenta para aprender sobre Bitcoin, mas também dá muito poder ao Twitter. A qualquer momento no futuro, ele pode decidir censurar qualquer narrativa de Bitcoin que não se coadune com os interesses futuros do Twitter“.

Spanish Software Institute seeks Blockchain specialist for its Lightning Network scalability project

The IMDEA Software Institute in Spain is looking for a Blockchain specialist to carry out a scalability project in Lightning Network for an initial period of six months.

The IMDEA Software Institute in Madrid, Spain has a vacancy available for an intern position in the area of security and privacy in block chain, in the context of the project SLN: Scalability in Lightning Network that will be performed for an initial period of six months. This is detailed on their website, in the job offers section.

Those interested must have completed (or be close to completing) a Master’s degree in computer science. The publication of the Madrid Institute for Advanced Studies (IMDEA) also details that experience in cryptography, distributed systems or blockchain technology will be valued.

The IMDEA Software Institute has three fundamental objectives: to carry out research of excellence in science and technology for the development of software, to promote the transfer of technology to the industrial fabric to improve competitiveness, and to attract talented researchers from all over the world to work in an international environment at the level of the best world institutions in the same field.

IMDEA Software Institute’s research also focuses on three main areas Program analysis and verification; programming languages and compilers; and, computer security and privacy.

The main objective of the IMDEA Institute is to carry out research of excellence for the construction of methods that allow the efficient development of software products with sophisticated functionality and high quality, that is, safe, reliable and efficient. To achieve this goal, the Institute is recruiting a critical mass of world-class scientists and providing them with an ideal research environment.

he Institute’s focus includes all phases of software development (analysis, design, implementation, validation and verification), as well as methodologies, languages and tools. The main characteristic is the use of techniques that are both rigorous and allow the construction of practical tools.

IMDEA jobs are in Madrid, Spain

However, the jobs are based in Madrid, Spain, where the IMDEA Software Institute is located. As for salaries, IMDEA ensures that they are internationally competitive and include attractive conditions such as access to an excellent public health system.

The offer also specifies that the working language at the institute is English, so knowledge of Spanish is not essential or required.

Duration of contract

As for the extension of the vacancy, the institute noted that the position is financed for six months. They also added that there is a possibility of staying on afterwards as a doctoral student. The preferred starting date is early next year, i.e. by 2021.

How to apply?

Regarding the parameters for applying for the position, the publication details that interested applicants should submit their application for the vacancy using the reference code 2020-10-intern-blockchain. The deadline for applications is 30 November 2020. And, the review of applications will start immediately.

The institute intends to continue its research into computer security and privacy. It develops technologies that enable computing, communication and data storage in untrustworthy and malicious environments such as the Internet and the cloud. Its results include novel cryptographic protocols, as well as innovative techniques for detecting and analysing malicious behaviour and vulnerabilities in software, distributed systems and network traffic.