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Robinhood Invites Dogecoin (DOGE) to Join BCH and LTC

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Robinhood has decided that it is time to add another crypto to its trading platform. The platform already supported Litecoin (LTC) and Bitcoin Cash (BHC). Now, however, Dogecoin (DOGE) has received the platform’s support as well.

DOGE joins Robinhood

Robinhood has decided that Dogecoin (DOGE) will make an excellent new addition to its crypto trading platform. DOGE is a P2P cryptocurrency that was created back in 2013 as a joke. The coin came as a response to the meme that was popular at the time, based on Kabou, the real Japanese Shiba Inu that inspired the internet to create countless variations of this meme.

It was created, and ran for a while, by Jackson Palmer, who has since decided to remove himself from the place of the coin’s leader. However, Dogecoin continued its existence, and it currently holds the 40th place on CoinMarketCap, with the price of $0.002893 per token, and a market cap of $333.6 million.

Robinhood’s announcement makes DOGE the newest coin to be added to this crypto platform, alongside Bitcoin Cash (BCH) and Litecoin (LTC), which joined only last week.

An interesting thing about Dogecoin is that it has no limit when it comes to the number of coins that can be mined. In fact, the crypto already has more than 115 billion coins in circulation. It hit the $1 billion market cap back in January, and its worth exceeded that of Japanese Yen at the time.

Robinhood wants a banking license

As for Robinhood, its first batch of users came back in February, when they witnessed a launch of zero-fee trading of Ethereum (ETH) and Bitcoin (BTC). The platform is actually called Robinhood Crypto, and it can be used in 17 states. Additionally, the platform is now supporting five cryptos, but it also provides market data in real time for a lot more than just these five coins.

Some reports from last month have said that Robinhood is discussing the possibility of getting a banking license with the US OCC (Office of the Comptroller of the Currency). Some sources even stated that Robinhood is interested in offering saving accounts and much better interest rates than traditional banks. They even mentioned the possibility of a one-stop financial service portal.

If true, this might be more than enough for the platform to beat any immediate competition that would include traditional banks and financial institutions. Additionally, the company published a job posting for crypto engineers back in June, which has been a cause for an entire wave of various rumors regarding their plans for the future. Some even suggested that the company is creating its own wallet. However, so far, there were no indications that this might be true.

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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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