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Op Ed: Cryptocurrency’s Unrealized Opportunities for U.S. Tax Professionals

The market for cryptocurrency tax services is growing rapidly, and it is providing forward-thinking tax professionals with an opportunity to capture oversized profits.While we’ve seen the market cap of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies dramatically fall from around $800 billion at its height to around $200 billion today, the number of developers, traders, companies and professionals […]
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Op Ed: 10 Takeaways From Recent French Guidance on Blockchain and the GDPR

“The GDPR, and more generally the classical principles of personal data protection, were conceived in a world where the management of data was centralized within specific entities. In this regard, the decentralized model of data governance embodied by blockchain and the multiplicity of actors involved in the processing of data complicate the definition of the […]
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Op Ed: There Is a Satoshi of Truth in Every Joke

This rather long meme, which has been circulating lately, makes fun of the views of Bitcoin supporters by listing commonly made statements and contrasting them with contradicting statements or developments.This was obviously intended for humorous purposes, and as such, I should probably not take it too seriously.But as the titular proverb goes, there is a […]
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Berkeley Professor Questions Stablecoin Viability in Unflattering Op-Ed

University of Berkeley Professor Barry Eichengreen has taken a swipe at the viability of stablecoins in an op-ed published on Project Syndicate. The critique, entitled “The Stable-Coin Myth,” argues stablecoins are not automatically “viable” just because they are pegged to an asset, though Eichengreen does believe they have an advantage over “conventional cryptocurrencies” such as […]
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Op Ed: DApps Can Increase Audience Engagement for Creators and Influencers

Many of us are familiar with the term “DApp,” which stands for “decentralized application.”Foundationally, a DApp is an application that runs using blockchain technology on a decentralized network of computers instead of on a central database. Transactions via a DApp require the consensus of all users on the blockchain. For example, a financial transfer transacted […]
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Op Ed: Could an Amazon Token Become a Viable Worldwide Cryptocurrency?

Combining the benefits of a utility-based cryptocurrency and a company that exhibits the characteristics of a power law network creates the perfect opportunity for a globally adopted cryptocurrency –– the Amazon Token.Amazon’s Full-Circle EconomyIn this hypothetical futuristic scenario, Amazon extends on the suite of products and services it provides customers in 2018 including: online shopping, […]
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