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How to file your crypto taxes in the US

"The IRS isn’t turning a blind eye to crypto anymore. CPAs and software makers tell Decrypt how to avoid both headaches and penalties this tax season."

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Bitcoin is Not for Criminals

"Your favorite Senator or Treasury Secretary may occasionally make the claim, but thankfully, bitcoin is not for criminals; it is however for everyone."

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State of Digital Assets: The State of Bitcoin

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Analyst Claims 98% of Mining Rigs Fail to Verify Transactions

"De Vries asserts that 98% of mining rigs will never verify a transaction, resulting in an enormous and unproductive electricity expenditure. “They are sort of participating in a massive lottery and every 10 minutes one gets lucky and gets to produce the next block,” he states."

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Radical Markets and the Data Economy

"A Web3 Data Economy to Catalyze Prosperity for Society"

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State of Digital Assets: Keynote by Cathie Wood

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The big secret at the heart of Bitcoin mining

"It turns out that for every 100 Bitcoin miners, just two of them will ever find a new block. Here’s why."

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The Ethereum FinOps Stack

"Here’s the FinOps stack we’re commonly using (and, in our experience, works extremely well)."

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Venmo and Robinhood change our financial system at the UI / UX level without any infrastructural change. Bitcoin changes our financial system at the infrastructural level. UI / UX improvements will follow.

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2020s: The Rise of Ethereum

"TL DR; What the Internet did to data, Ethereum will do to finance. As a result, Ether will be the best risk-adjusted investment this decade."

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Understanding event logs on the Ethereum blockchain

"Most transactions have an event log, but those event logs can be hard to read."

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MCC 2019: Jameson Lopp - Sowing the Seeds of Destruction

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Risky Business: #DeFi and Ethereum’s Coming of Age Story

"Unfortunately, being naive doesn’t reduce risk, nor will it remain an acceptable excuse as time goes on. If we want to have a ‘coming of age’ story rather than a ‘fall flat on our face’ story, we cannot rely on being adorable to get away with the risky business we engage in."

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Flash Loans: Why Flash Attacks will be the New Normal

"Flash loans have been the center of attention lately. Recently two hackers used flash loans to attack the margin trading protocol bZx, first in a $350K attack and later in a $600K copycat attack."

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The Lightning Conference 2019: Replacing Payment Hashes with Payment Points

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Compound Governance

"Steps towards complete decentralization"

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The State of Optimistic Rollup

"A technical overview of Ethereum’s emergent Optimistic Rollup ecosystem"

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We all just accept bitcoin is decentralized, but when you really unpack what that means it is extraordinary. There’s no point of failure. No centralized control. The more a government squeezes it in its fist, the more it slips through their fingers. That’s really something.

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