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Demi Misi Mulia, Coinbase dan CoinTracker Jalin Kerja Sama di Bidang Perpajakan

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Coinbase dan CoinTracker Jalin Kerjasama


Kanalcoin.com –  Coinbase dan CoinTracker dikabarkan menjalin kerja sama di bidang perpajakan Amerika Serikat. CoinTracker menawarkan kerja sama agar para pengguna Coinbase bisa membayar pajak tahunan 2020 lebih mudah dari biasanya.

Para pengguna Coinbase di Amerika Serikat saat ini akan lebih mudah dalam melaporkan keuntungan dan kerugian yang mereka miliki dalam mata uang kripto milik mereka kepada Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Hal tersebut dikarenakan Coinbase bekerja sama dengan CoinTracker.

CoinTracker sendiri merupakan perusahaan pelacakan portofolio dan platform penghitungan pajak mata uang kripto. CoinTracker menawarkan proses yang lebih sederhana bagi para pengguna Coinbase untuk melaporkan transaksi mata uang kripto milik mereka.

Nantinya, CoinTracker akan menghitung dan mengisi formular spesifik yang ditujukan kepada para pemilik mata uang kripto, seperti Form 8949 dan Schedule D. Pengisian formular tersebut bertujuan untuk melaporkan keuntungan modal, kerugian, dan aset atas pengembalian pajak penghasilan para pemilik mata uang kripto.

Skema yang ditawarkan oleh CoinTracker ini nantinya bisa digunakan oleh individu dan akuntan atau sebagai bagian dari program perangkat lunak pengarsipan pajak di Amerika Serikat, seperti TurboTax.

Founder CoinTracker, Chandan Lodha, menyebut kalau kemitraan yang mereka lakukan dengan Coinbase akan memberikan fasilitas integrasi satu klik dari halaman pajak milik Coinbase. Integrasi satu klik ini nantinya akan memungkinkan pengguna untuk menghitung keuntungan dan kerugian mata uang kripto yang mereka miliki di platform.

Dilansir Kanalcoin.com dari Cointelegraph, Lodha juga menyampaikan alasan CoinTracker bekerja sama dengan Coinbase adalah melanjutkan misi mulia mereka yang pernah disampaikan pada April 2020 lalu.

Lodha menyebut kalau CoinTracker ingin membantu meningkatkan kepercayaan dan legitimasi industri mata uang kripto secara keseluruhan, khususnya di mata pemerintah. Oleh karena itu, CoinTracker berusaha untuk membantu pemangku kebijakan melihat kalau sebagian besar penggunaan mata uang kripto dilakukan oleh orang biasa.

CoinTracker juga ingin menunjukkan kepada pemerintah dan pemangku kebijakan kalau transaksi yang dilakukan oleh para pemilik mata uang kripto adalah legal dan dilakukan orang-orang dengan kepatuhan terhadap pajak yang sangat tinggi.

Kini, IRS memang mulai dengan ketat mengawasi berbagai transaksi yang dilakukan oleh para pengguna mata uang kripto. Hal tersebut dilakukan IRS seiring perkembangan industri mata uang kripto yang sangat pesat dalam beberapa waktu terakhir.

Bahkan, pada Agustus 2020 lalu, sebuah memorandum dari agen federal dikeluarkan dengan menyampaikan kalau Pemerintah Amerika Serikat menganggap semua transaksi mata uang kripto dihitung sebagai pendapatan kena pajak.

Pada Desember 2020, IRS sempat mengeluarkan formular pajak yang cukup kontroversial bagi para pemilik mata uang kripto. Dalam formular yang dikeluarkan untuk warga Amerika Serikat tersebut, IRS mengajukan pertanyaan mengenai intensitas transaksi aset digital yang dilakukan warga Amerika Serikat.

Dengan demikian, warga Amerika Serikat secara tidak langsung diminta jujur mengenai aset digital milik mereka agar tidak terkena pemalsuan data dalam perpajakan.

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Source: https://www.kanalcoin.com/demi-misi-mulia-coinbase-dan-cointracker-jalin-kerja-sama-di-bidang-perpajakan/

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Legacy Records, The First Record Label Paying Music Artists In Crypto

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From painters to digital artists to musicians, crypto continues to find integration across artistic mediums. Music continues to be a field that is ripe for revitalization, from a business standpoint. Accordingly, a number of different musicians have been releasing songs and albums as NFTs. Now, we have what’s being reported as the first official record label looking to get involved. The label looks to have artists join the ranks of other musicians getting involved in crypto.

Two-Pronged Approach

In a press release issued to start this week, Legacy Records CEO Keishia McLeod said it came down to “either get involved or get left behind”. McLeod cited unique income stream opportunities for artists and closed by saying that “this is the future, not a trend”. McLeod has stated previously her intent to drive the label to be at the forefront of leveraging emerging technology in music.

There are two major buckets contributing to Legacy’s approach. The first is the most notable, as the label will become the first to offer artists an opportunity to receive their advance and royalty payments in the form of crypto. The second is to engage artists with NFTs, allowing fans to participate in auctions for unique content. The label’s specific plans around NFTs, and number of artists seeking to get paid in crypto, have not yet been disclosed.

Related Reading | The “Hottest” NFT: Max Denison Pender Creates And Destroys A Self-Portrait In A Volcano 

As the crypto market grows, both artists and businesses are getting involved | Source: CRYPTOCAP-TOTAL on TradingView.com

Legacy Music’s Broader Business Growth 

Las Vegas-based Legacy Records, not to be confused with Sony’s Legacy Recordings, will look to take advantage of the potential press buzz from the announcement. However, in tandem with the release, the label also announced a to-be-name music distributor who has also agreed to pay Legacy Records artists in bitcoin. The label also merged with New Jersey entertainment lawyer Navarro Gray’s ‘The Gray Firm’, to provide legal guidance around digital execution.

McLeod has noted previously that the label has desired being a mainstay in revolutionizing the way music artists do business. In a January interview with the LA Tribune, McLeod cited Netflix’s impact on the film industry, adding that “we haven’t seen that yet in this industry, but it’s coming. We’re going to be a large part of making that happen”.

Related Reading | Reviewing Topps MLB’s First Swing At NFT Tech

Music Artists Emerging Into Crypto

Legacy’s roster has the potential to join a growing list of music artists that continue to engage with crypto and NFTs. Last month, we wrote about long-time hip-hop artist Eminem partnering with Nifty Gateway to release original instrumental beats. Saturday Night Live promptly had a sketch explaining the digital collectibles parodying Eminem’s “Without Me”.

Other musicians engaging with NFTs include DJ Premier, 3LAU, The Weeknd, Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda, and more.

Each week, our team recaps the week’s NFT action with ‘NFTs In A Nutshell‘ – covering everything NFT, from sport, music, and more.

Featured image from Pixabay, Charts from TradingView.com

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Speculation Tesla Dumped Its Bitcoin Holdings Denied By Musk

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Elon Musk puts to bed rumors that Tesla has sold its remaining Bitcoin holdings. The comments came following his second attack on the leading cryptocurrency. This time, he called out the dominance of Chinese mining pools in a now-deleted tweet.

Bitcoin continued from its weekend slide with another drop today, currently down 5% at the time of writing. Given Musk’s apparent influence on markets, some insist he exercises more restraint on social media.

Tesla Has Not Dumped Its Bitcoin

Last week, the Tesla boss announced his firm would no longer accept Bitcoin as payment for its EVs. The reason he gave was a growing concern about the use of highly polluting coal by miners.

This coincided with a mass sell-off in which Bitcoin was hit particularly hard, closing the day down 13% to $49.5k.

Today, Musk tweeted that Bitcoin is highly centralized due to the small number of mining pools that control the network. He maintains that coal is a significant power source for miners, despite counter claims that the network runs mostly on renewable sources.

“A single coal mine in Xinjiang flooded, almost killing miners, and Bitcoin hash rate dropped 35%. Sound decentralized to you?”

In amongst the responses, @CryptoWhale suggested that Tesla will sell their Bitcoin holdings. Adding that, if that happened, Bitcoiners would only have themselves to blame. He was referring to the outpouring of hate directed at Musk.

Musk replied to the tweet with a response of “Indeed.” Some publications interpreted this as confirmation that Musk had already dumped his Bitcoin holdings.

But in a semblance of grace, Musk put the record straight by saying Tesla has not dumped its BTC holdings.

“To clarify speculation, Tesla has not sold any Bitcoin.”

However, with everything that has gone on since last week, is it only a matter of time before Tesla sells up?

Musk Should Be Aware Of His Influence In Moving Markets

Key crypto figures have rallied together in support of Bitcoin. Michael Saylor announced a $15 million BTC buy adding to MicroStrategy’s already substantial war chest, while Jack Dorsey tweeted a message of support in improving its green credentials.

However, @PlanB took a less nuanced approach by accused Musk of deliberating trying to destroy Bitcoin. The comment came in a poll asking his followers whether Musk has derailed Bitcoin from meeting expectations per the stock-to-flow model (S2F).

S2F refers to a predictive model based on scarcity over time. PlanB, who adapted it for Bitcoin use, puts the price of BTC at a minimum of $100,000 by year-end.

The Managing Partner and Co-founder of Nexo, Antoni Trenchev, said Musk should “wake up” to his influence in moving markets.

“He has to wake up to the reality that with his following, even single-worded tweets can move markets.”

But as some would suggest, he is already well aware of his clout in that regard.

Bitcoin daily chart YTD

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Cardano, Ethereum, Polkadot Price Analysis: 17 May

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Cardano could witness an extended rally if losses are maintained at $2.17. Ethereum broke south from a descending triangle and lost a key support region at $3,620. Finally, Polkadot was in danger of a sharp sell-off in case of a break below $38.5.

Cardano [ADA]

Source: ADA/USD, TradingView

Volumes on Cardano took a dip over the last 24 hours as buying activity came to a halt. After an impressive run that saw ADA post weekly gains of 22%, a correction had finally hit the market. A fall of 8% dragged ADA towards a newly discovered support zone at $2.17. A stronger support area lay between $1.82-1.48 and even clashed with the 20-SMA (blue). This confluence between the moving average and support zones would see a re-emergence of buyers should another dip take place.

Post the pullback, ADA presented the next target at $2.50. This psychological level could be snapped during the current bull run if buyers trimmed losses at $2.17. RSI moved south from the overbought zone but would likely stay in bullish territory above 55. ADX rose north of 32 and highlighted a strong trend in the market.

Ethereum [ETH]

Source: ETH/USD, TradingView

The more price-sensitive 4-hour timeframe highlighted certain bearish conditions in the Ethereum market that were hard to overlook. A descending triangle breakdown showed losses of 11% from the bottom trendline. This trendline also represented a strong defensive point at $3,620 and a southbound move saw extended losses up to $3,200. A green candlestick did indicate some bullish response and a rise above $3,620 could initiate a recovery towards $3,800.

Lower lows on RSI indicated weakening and confirmed ETH’s short-term bearish movement. Awesome Oscillator highlighted profit-taking as selling pressure was on the up. In case of further losses, 200-SMA around $3,000 could form another defensive barrier. Alternatively, the level around $3,800 saw some interplay between the 20-SMA (blue) and 50-SMA (yellow) and reclaiming this could trigger another bull run.

Polkadot [DOT]

Source: DOT/USD, TradingView

The formation of three candlesticks or ‘three black crows’ following an uptrend highlighted a strong shift of dynamics for Polkadot. Sharp bearish action dragged DOT below multiple support levels mentioned in a previous analysis. However, the daily timeframe outlined another buy zone at $38.5- a region that coincided with the 20-SMA and 50-SMA.

A break below this critical point could lead to an extended sell-off all the way towards $21.6 and 200-SMA (green). Conversely, a break above $44.5-$48 resistance could initiate a price hike. A bearish crossover in Stochastic RSI thwarted chances of a favorable outcome. Squeeze Momentum Indicator noted weakening buying pressure and a move below half-line would present sell signals.


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