Announcing the new Cointucky Slack group dedicated to Kentucky-area users and fans of bitcoin, cryptocurrencies in general, and their underlying technologies, such as blockchain. cointucky.slack.com Whether you live in Kentucky, in the “neighborhood” of the Commonwealth, or just want to meet some great people in the space, this is the […]
Update, 2017-09-10: Patrick is safe! Thanks to everyone who helped by sharing this post and/or reaching out for local contacts! Sharing this for a friend. Patrick Keptner is a resident of St. Martin, having recently moved there. I believe he is a U.S. citizen. He hasn’t been heard from since Tuesday, […]
As I’ve said ever since the IRS issued their woefully inadequate (and ill-conceived) initial guidance on the taxation of cryptocurrencies, the biggest problem with the current policy is that every single transaction generates a capital gain or capital loss for tax purposes. This is just a record-keeping nightmare, and it’s the […]
I have never had the pleasure of visiting their beautiful country, although on a couple of occasions I have been close enough to gaze upon it from distance. Still, the Venezuelan people–some of whom I count as good friends–have been on my heart and in my mind for several years […]
If you currently own bitcoin, you need to take some steps now to be prepared for the Bitcoin Cash fork, currently scheduled for 01 August. First, read this excellent post from Jimmy Song: Bitcoin Cash: What You Need to Know Jimmy does a great job of explaining the situation. I would […]
This is just a quick post to announce the new and improved Hardesty family e-mail list. This list is for all descendants (and their families) of Herbert and Mary Wylla Hardesty of Woodlawn and Bardstown, Kentucky. If you have any questions, just contact me.
Just a quick note to point your attention to the recently-released UPS podcast interview with Barry Silbert, founder of Digital Currency Group. Barry always shares an amazing entrepreneur’s insight into the role bitcoin and blockchain technologies will play in the future of commerce. Check it out.
The entire cryptocurrency/blockchain community, as well as much of Wall Street, has been anxiously awaiting the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) decision regarding the Winklevoss twins‘ proposed bitcoin exchange traded fund (ETF), which would trade under the ticker symbol COIN. The final deadline has come down to 13 March, […]
Last night, I spoke to the Bullitt Amateur Radio Society about Bitcoin. In case anyone might find it helpful, I’ve made my presentation public. Feel free to use it in whatever way you wish, although I would appreciate some attribution. As I prepared for the talk, I realized I have often […]
I’m happy to report that I received my Fintech certificate today from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). My final grade was 95.9. I highly recommend this course for anyone considering a startup involving bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies, blockchain technologies, roboadvisory services, new payment technologies or other areas of the […]