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IRS Alters 1040 Form to Make Crypto Question More Prominent

Taxpayers who hold, exchange, and transact cryptocurrencies will soon have one fewer excuses for not reporting these activities to the Internal Revenue Services (IRS). According to the Wall Street Journal, the new Form 1040 for the 2020 tax will make it harder to ignore a question about cryptocurrency assets. Now,...

Fireblocks and X-Margin Partner to Offer Crypto Derivatives

Even as most laymen are still wrapping their heads around the basic concept of cryptocurrencies, investors are already taking the possibilities to the next level. One example of this is crypto derivatives, which have gained popularity as of late despite some risks and limitations that the current trading platforms hold....

Celsius Network Announces 6.2% APY Earnings on Bitcoin Holdings

Ever since cryptocurrencies have crept into the mainstream, startups have been finding unique ways to leverage these assets and make them attractive to customers. In 2018, Celsius Network did just that with their HODL & Earn program, which manages more than $1 billion in crypto assets today. Now, Celsius customers...

Cryptocurrency Exchange IDEX Announces $2.5 Million Seed Round

Just as the FinTech market has been ripe for investment even throughout the pandemic, cryptocurrency-centric startups have also gotten a fair share of attention. Among some recent fundraising efforts are DeFi's $1 million seed round, Chainalysis' $49 million Series B, and the more than $15 million in investments that Celsius...

DeFi Protocol Startup Teller Raises $1 Million

You may not have heard of the startup Teller just yet but it seems they won't be silent much longer. Having recently participated in A16z's Crypto Startup School, the company is looking to disrupt both the decentralized finance (DeFi) and lending markets — and will now have some venture capital...

Chainalysis Announces Expansion of Series B to $49 Million

The blockchain analysis company cleverly named Chainalysis has just upped its latest funding effort. Originally announced last year as a $36 million round with participation from Accel, Benchmark, MUFG, and Sozo Ventures, Chainalysis has now expanded the Series B by $13 million. The additional investments come from Ribbit Capital and Sound Ventures....

Celsius Looking to Raise $15 Million from BnkToTheFuture Community, Not VCs

Under normal circumstances, a FinTech startup looking to grow would solicit various venture capital (VC) firms in the hope of finding investors. This is something we've seen a lot of lately, such as the crypto trading platform FalconX recently raising $17 million. However, just as cryptocurrencies boast a decentralized financial...

Gemini Crypto Exchange Support Added to Samsung Blockchain Wallet

Over the past few months, electronics giant Samsung has quietly become a significant cryptocurrency supporter. This most notably includes the launch of the Samsung Blockchain Wallet, which is available on newer model Samsung Galaxy devices. This week the company took that product to the next level, announcing that the Samsung...