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DeFi 衍生品协议 dFuture 将于 2 月 28 日上线火币生态链和币安智能链主网

链闻消息,基于外部报价的去中心化衍生品交易协议 dFuture (DFT)将于 2 月 28 日下午 4 点正式上线火币生态链 Heco 和币安智能链 BSC 主网,届时 PC 端将同步开启合约交易挖矿、USDT 流动性抵押、邀请返利等功能,移动端将开启交易挖矿及邀请返利,更多功能将于近期上线开放。

原文链接:DeFi 衍生品协议 dFuture 将于 2 月 28 日上线火币生态链和币安智能链主网

ADA 2 月累计涨幅超 300%,市值升至第三位

链闻消息,Cardano (ADA)持续上涨,短线一度突破 1.4 USDT,日内涨幅超 20%,2 月累计涨幅近 300%,据 CoinMarketCap 数据显示,ADA 市值为 432.72 亿美元,目前排名升至第三位,仅次于比特币和以太坊。

分析认为,IOHK 和 Cardano 基金会近期注重非洲地区发展,经常在非洲投资各种发展和教育计划,这可以为 Cardano 带来数百万新用户,带动价格上涨,不过多位加密人士则持不同观点, EthHub 联合创始人 Anthony Sassano 发推称,「Cardano 是一个没有智能合约的平台,完全是基于叙述和承诺,这就是为什么加密货币运行在 99% 的叙述和 1% 的基本面之上的完美例子。」

原文链接:ADA 2 月累计涨幅超 300%,市值升至第三位

Crypto can be lucrative, but make sure you’re ready for the taxman

Investing in digital assets can offer a plethora of opportunities, but when the taxman comes, investors best be prepared.

Hindsight is 20/20, but when money is on the line, being prepared can give investors better foresight. Just over a year and a half ago, Investopedia reported on the panic among many crypto investors who’d found themselves on the wrong side of the taxman. The article read, “Online forums like Reddit are abuzz with posts citing possible scenarios by worried investors about pending tax liabilities for their past dealings in cryptocoins, which may now leave them poorer.”

As Bitcoin’s (BTC) price soars and investors flock to crypto to cash in, legislators and regulators around the world are taking notice. Most recently, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development announced a plan to release a ubiquitous tax standard for its member states, partly intended to curb base erosion and profit shifting. Although announcements like these serve as positive signs of intergovernmental collaboration, economic unity and progress, to the average investor, they feel rather distant. Yet it is crucial for investors in the United States to understand the digital asset tax regulations because, in some cases, it may mean the difference between prosperity and five years in prison with fines up to $250,000.

Related: Parents, it’s time for ‘the talk’: Did your kid trade crypto in 2020?

A handful of libertarian, crypto torchbearers might be inclined to believe that the built-in anonymity privileges of blockchain may save them from government scrutiny, but after all, the Internal Revenue Service isn’t quick to let go of these matters.

The U.S. tax code and crypto

Digital currencies and tokenized assets tend to be a mixed bag under the U.S. tax code. Many investors think of Bitcoin as a digital currency, like fiat currencies used regularly by consumers to buy goods. However, under the U.S. tax code, Bitcoin is actually considered “property” and is taxed under capital gains tax when either sold or used to purchase items or transferred for other digital currencies, such as trading Bitcoin for Ether (ETH). For example, purchasing a house with Bitcoin in the U.S. would trigger a taxable event on capital gains, and the exchange of Bitcoin for any other type of asset is considered a sale in the same way you might sell security like a stock.

Related: Crypto taxes, reporting and tax audits in 2021

It’s difficult to pinpoint why Bitcoin is classified differently from fiat currencies, but precedent in how Bitcoin is utilized by investors may tell us the answer. The IRS likely recognizes Bitcoin as a property asset because the popular crypto asset serves most users as an investment utility and not as a functional currency in the same way the fiat U.S. dollar does. More importantly, because these types of assets are not issued by a central bank, the U.S. government will not recognize them as such until further notice. Understanding crypto taxation also means digging into the little details.

Unlike centralized financial systems, decentralized systems require investors to take a far more active role in diligently tracking their investments from the moment of purchase to sale or exchange for commodities.

At the most basic level, the onus falls more on the investor to track the purchase date, purchase price and what was received in exchange for the Bitcoin in the case of a sale. In contrast, investment history in traditional, non-digital assets, such as stocks or commodities, is fairly easy to track because of the diligent records that brokerages maintain for clients and how readily accessible they are.

Crypto investments and taxation

Basics aside, there is one area in particular in which many accredited investors miss the mark.

Crypto hedge funds are reputed for offering lucrative crypto opportunities. While some crypto hedge funds are considered risky due to questions about crypto-market liquidity, they can be the better route to invest instead of buying individual units of Bitcoin. And as of late, they have proven themselves increasingly popular over the last year. According to Big Four audit firm PricewaterhouseCoopers, assets under management with crypto hedge funds rose from $1 billion in value in 2018 to over $2 billion in value in 2019. Despite piquing the interest of investors, buyers beware.

Compared to traditional assets, when onboarding investors for crypto assets, it’s a whole different ball game. Unlike traditional assets, it’s imperative that digital asset hedge funds ask deeper questions about tax considerations. Some questions regarding crypto investments should include: What kind of property is cryptocurrency x? or Can staking assets on proof-of-stake networks, which offer rewards for staking, be classified as unique income? These are just the basics, but questions like these can easily slip the mind when in the moment and can trigger unintended tax events.

On the other hand, when joining a hedge fund, it’s standard procedure to sign a standard legal entity fund structure, which is often as lengthy as 500 pages. Included are taxation clauses in the contract that explain the implications of investing with the fund. But with hundreds of pages of details, investors may not pay close attention to the little details, inadvertently putting them at serious risk of conflict with the IRS at a later juncture. That’s where a tax advisor should come in, who is accustomed to a more passive role.

Because of crypto’s unique properties, the tax advisor’s role has to become more active rather than passive, as it usually is. Rather than take a backseat, tax advisors should be summoned to provide consultation on investments before they’re undertaken and play a proactive role in educating investors every step of the way. As a result, investors would find themselves better prepared to provide a comprehensive and abiding tax return, rather than find themselves on the short end of the stick, playing catch up with the IRS.

When the taxman comes knocking, it’s better to be safe than sorry and know the regulations; otherwise, the consequences could be much graver. More importantly, the tax advisor must be in the passenger seat, not the back seat, when investors sign on the dotted line.

The views, thoughts and opinions expressed here are the author’s alone and do not necessarily reflect or represent the views and opinions of Cointelegraph.

Derek Boirun is an entrepreneur with institutional experience in commercial real estate development, EB-5 capital investments and blockchain-based investing. Derek is the founder, CEO and director of Realio. He previously founded, and currently acts as a managing member of, the American Economic Growth Fund, an EB-5 investment platform focused on sourcing overseas capital for U.S.-based real estate projects.

拜登 1.9 万亿美元的刺激计划在众议院通过,现在进入参议院

链闻消息,据彭博报道,拜登 1.9 万亿美元的刺激计划在众议院通过,现在进入参议院。

拜登 1 月公布 1.9 万亿美元的新冠疫情经济刺激计划,以帮助美国人抵御新冠疫情的经济冲击,并为测试和疫苗分发投入更多资金,该计划包括:超过 4000 亿美元用于直接抗击新冠疫情,用于加速疫苗部署和在 100 天内安全重启大多数学校复课;3500 亿美元将帮助各州和地方政府弥补预算缺口,该计划还将包括直接向个人支付 1,400 美元、失业救济金、工人带薪休假以及大量的育儿费用补贴。

原文链接:拜登 1.9 万亿美元的刺激计划在众议院通过,现在进入参议院

NFT 验证平台 Ethernity Chain 将于 3 月 8 日在 Polkastarter 进行 IDO,已开启白名单抽签活动

链闻消息,NFT 验证平台 Ethernity Chain (ERN)将于 2021 年 3 月 8 日在 Polkastarter 进行 IDO,最大发行量为 3000 万 ERN,代币价格 0.275 美元,总筹资金额为 495,000 美元,开放 POLS 池和 ETH 池,每个帐户可认购 495 美元,白名单活动已于北京时间 2 月 27 日凌晨 3:30 开启,将持续五天时间,参与 IDO 的投资者都必须加入白名单,POLS 持有者和非 POLS 代币持有者都需要完成白名单任务。

链闻此前报道,Ethernity Chain 已完成一轮战略轮融资,投资方包括 Black Edge Capital、Morningstar Ventures、Spark Digital Capital、Woodstock 和 Genesis Block Ventures。此外,Ethernity Chain 将发行代币 ERN,并计划进行公开发售。Ethernity Chain 由 Nick Rose Ntertsas 创立,致力于通过 NFT 探索数字艺术世界,并提供参与慈善事业、社会公益的机会。

原文链接:NFT 验证平台 Ethernity Chain 将于 3 月 8 日在 Polkastarter 进行 IDO,已开启白名单抽签活动

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