How to Get Your Equifax Settlement Money

A settlement with the FTC means Equifax will pay victims of its breach $125 or more. Make sure it pay...

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10,000 American Cryptocurrency Owners Will Receive Warning Letters From the IRS
Jul27

10,000 American Cryptocurrency Owners Will Receive Warning Letters From the IRS

On July 26, the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced that the tax agency has started sending letters to American cryptocurrency owners advising them to pay their taxes. According to the organization, three types of letters will be sent to more than 10,000 taxpayers by the end of August. The news follows the recent IRS taskforce slide that shows alarming recommendations on how tax agents should investigate digital currency...

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SLP Developers Publish Specs for a Unique Type of Non-Fungible Tokens
Jul27

SLP Developers Publish Specs for a Unique Type of Non-Fungible Tokens

The Simple Ledger Protocol (SLP) has become a popular project within the Bitcoin Cash ecosystem because it gives anyone the ability to issue and transfer tokens in a permissionless fashion. Since the project was announced last year, there’s been a myriad of tokens created on the BCH chain. A few SLP tokens have launched on exchanges and some of these tokens have gathered real value and utility. SLP developers have now revealed a...

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Indian Government Official Resigns After Drafting ‘Flawed’ Crypto Bill
Jul27

Indian Government Official Resigns After Drafting ‘Flawed’ Crypto Bill

The Indian government official who headed the committee which drafted the bill to ban cryptocurrencies has applied for voluntary retirement after releasing the report and draft bill which the crypto community calls “flawed.” Meanwhile, the government has confirmed that cryptocurrency is currently not prohibited in the country and the recommendations are being examined by relevant authorities. Also read: G20 Leaders Issue...

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Senators and Copyright Office Want Streaming Piracy Loophole Fixed
Jul27

Senators and Copyright Office Want Streaming Piracy Loophole Fixed

Under US law, streaming and downloading piracy are seen as two different offenses. Not just from a technical point of view, but also in the way they are punished. Unauthorized streaming is categorized as a public performance instead of distribution, which is punishable as a misdemeanor, not a felony. Lawmakers tried to change this with the Commercial Felony Streaming Act in 2011, and later with the SOPA and PIPA bills. These bills...

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