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IOTA News: IOTA Gains Support on New Hardware Wallet

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According to recent IOTA news, MIOTA has now officially integrated with Ledger’s hardware wallet. The announcement, which came via blog post and Twitter, states that the wallet is also compatible with Romeo wallet, as well as Trinity wallet.

The integration is vital due to the fact that it allows users to isolate their private account seeds from their devices such as smartphones and computers. As a result, the security is enhanced, and a chance of a third party gaining access to these accounts is reduced.

The collaboration will focus on security

Eric Larcheveque, Ledger’s CEO, stated that both IOTA and Ledger aim to provide their users with the security of the highest level. IOTA news that announced the collaboration between the two sparked development of a compatibility feature that would allow users to store, access, and manage their tokens on Ledger’s wallet.

The Ledger Nano S hardware wallet is created with an operating system called BOLOS. This is a system that is integrated into a secure chip. A lot of people are already familiar with this type of chip, as this exact one is used for passports, credit cards, and alike.

The final product is a platform resistant to tampering, and capable of providing a secure environment for data and various apps. Considering that hacking the secure chips is a very difficult process, devices are additionally secured. The fact that hardware wallets are usually used as cold wallets increases the security level even more, and this is what has allowed Ledger to develop such an excellent reputation as a strong, secure wallet in the first place.

IOTA’s co-founder, David Sonstebo, also commented that the team is excited to work with Ledger, but also proud of the community that has made the collaboration possible.

Ledger started off in 2014 as a security and infrastructure solution for blockchain and crypto. Since then, it had groundbreaking solutions that allowed it to rise up to the position of this industry leader. It has headquarters in San Francisco and Paris, and it employs over 200 professional developers and experts for various products and services.

The IOTA news that announced MIOTA being supported by Ledger came only a few weeks after Ledger adopted two other coins — Waves and EOS. In addition, Ledger also works on expanding its Ledger Live app, which is available on Linux, Windows, and Mac, and it serves as an all-in-one app for its users.

As for IOTA, the coin has yet to show any serious price jump caused by the new development. At the time of writing, IOTA is trading in red (by a fraction), with a price of $0.5029 per coin, and a 0.75% decrease in the last 24 hours. IOTA has made significant progress in 2018 when it comes to entering various collaborations. While the newest one is with Ledger, the biggest ones include different car makers who plan to use IOTA’s network for connecting new vehicles via the blockchain technology.

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Blockchain-Focused ETF Arrives on London Stock Exchange

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The crypto community is still waiting for the US SEC to approve Bitcoin ETFs, with speculation which application might get approval being one of the hottest topics in 2018. However, come 2019, the US government shutdown dragged on, and the Bitcoin ETF request which had the most potential to see a grant got withdrawn by the very companies that submitted the application.

While the question of BTC ETF remains hanging in the air, blockchain-focused ETFs seem to be a different matter entirely. In a recent announcement by an independent investment managed firm called Invesco, the company has stated that it was about to launch the largest blockchain-focused ETF in the world. They managed to go through with this plan, and the ETFs have reached the London Stock Exchange today, March 11th.

The exchange-traded fund includes a portfolio containing as many as 48 different firms which are bringing exposure to the emerging technology. Among them, there is Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing, which is a well-known creator of chips used for crypto mining, as well as the CME Group, which is the first regulated exchange in the US which launched Bitcoin futures. There are many other well-known companies as well, such as Intel, Microsoft, and others.

Chris Mellor, the Invesco’s head of ETF equity product management in Europe, said that blockchain has a huge potential to increase earnings, even though…

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Could Jeff Bezos Turn to Bitcoin to Hide Fortune from Wife?

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Amazon’s Jeff Bezos has made numerous headlines recently due to his overly-publicized divorce, which shows all signs of being one of the most expensive ones — if not THE most expensive one — in modern history. According to estimates, it might cost him as much as $70 billion, which will make his soon-to-be-ex-wife the richest woman in human history.

However, as the process continues to unfold, many have started wondering if things may have ended up differently for Bezos if he turned to Bitcoin for help.

Bitcoin as a divorce tool?

In the last several years — since Bitcoin and other cryptos hit fame — many have started turning to BTC during their divorce proceedings. In fact, it can even be said that using the largest cryptocurrency in this way has become a new trend. The trend has been gaining so much strength that numerous law companies started including advice on what to do in regards to Bitcoin as part of their websites.

However, while the trend has been picking up in recent years, it is nowhere near as easy as it might seem. For example, if there is even a suspicion of a spouse having undisclosed holdings appears during the divorce process, it might be enough to impact the final decision of the judge. In other words, even if there is a complete lack of evidence, but…

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Three Biggest Things To Know Come Cryptocurrency Tax Season

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In recent years, digital cash systems known as cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Litecoin have exploded into the public eye. A blend of cash and stocks, their use and value has grown exponentially. In 2017, the IRS decided to focus great effort on taxing them. In theory, this should be as simple as calculating taxes on any other type of property, bond, or other assets. Cryptocurrency, however, presents a unique challenge. The full extent of one person’s crypto activity can stretch across dozens of platforms and take a variety of different forms. This makes it difficult to gather all of this information cohesively, much less begin the seemingly- complicated process of reporting it.

These three tips should help anyone looking to legally report their crypto activity to figure out where to start.

Documentation is key!

There are dozens of different “exchanges” individuals can use to change their cash into crypto. When the flat currency is changed into cryptocurrency at the exchange, you establish your cost basis. This makes this data crucial when you begin the process of reporting.  Those who have used a variety of different exchanges should keep detailed records of everywhere that they made trades. Once tax season arrives, most exchanges will allow users to view their entire trading history with that exchange. This information will be necessary later to complete taxes.

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