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Self-Directed IRA and Bitcoin

Retirement Growth Opportunity With Cryptocurrency For many investors with individual retirement accounts (IRAs), they hold the most conventional of assets, such as stocks, mutual funds and bonds. That’s because most don’t know that they can hold a wide array of assets in their IRA, including real estate, precious metals, private companies, and more, in what’s…

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[Guide] Women in Blockchain and Crypto

Women are currently underrepresented in the blockchain and cryptocurrency space. But this trend may be changing. Furthermore, many women have already made significant contributions to blockchain innovation. BitIRA has put together a guide, “Women in Cryptocurrency and Blockchain“, that describes the challenges faced today, progress that has already been made, and recommendations for how female…

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Cryptocurrency Insurance Guide

Almost every month, a major cryptocurrency theft makes headlines. In January 2018, for instance, hackers stole $534 million worth of digital coins from the crypto exchange Coincheck. Nevertheless, the crypto market grows and develops unabated. These conditions make the space a natural environment for insurance companies to offer their services. Several large insurance companies have…

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Cryptocurrency Tax Guide

In the first five years of Bitcoin’s existence, the IRS did not offer any guidance about how cryptocurrency would be taxed. In 2014, though, the bureau finally weighed in on the subject, declaring that cryptocurrency would be classified as a property for tax purposes, not as a currency. There are many significant ramifications of this…