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Cryptocurrency Tax Fairness Act (CTFA) introduced in U.S. Congress

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 […]

CTFA introduced

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Received my MIT Fintech Certificate

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 […]


I’m going back to school–the MIT fintech/future commerce program 1

OK, so it’s “only” a 12-week program, but I’m pretty excited to be be going back to school! I just signed up for the fintech (financial technologies) certificate course on future commerce at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The program is going to focus on four areas: Money and Payments […]

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Dear Mr. Politician, it’s not your job to “create” jobs!

I guess you all knew it wouldn’t be long before I waded into some political minefield. But hang in here with me. This post isn’t aimed at any particular candidate or party. Nearly every candidate for political office, regardless of party affiliation or where they fall on the political spectrum, […]