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Zcash (ZEC) Up 45% With Gemini Listing and Trading Pairs

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The uncertainty as to whether the privacy aspect of Zcash (ZEC) was an advantage or disadvantage has been forever extinguished with the developments of the last day with respect to the coin. The first of these developments being that the Gemini exchange, that is co-founded by the Winklevoss twins, is now the first licensed Zcash Exchange. The exchange revealed yesterday, that it will open Zcash trading on the platform and pair ZEC against the US Dollar (USD), Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH).

According to Tyler Winklevoss, CEO of Gemini, Zcash picked up on where Bitcoin left off in terms of providing the added privacy much needed on the blockchain ledger.

Also to add is that Gemini is now regulated by the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS). The organization is considered as being one of the most strict in the US cryptocurrency industry. This, in turn, made the Gemini exchange to meticulously carry out due diligence before listing Zcash trading on the platform.

ZEC trading will officially begin today at 9.30 Eastern American Time with deposits being available from Saturday, May 19th.

The above announcement then led Zcash (ZEC) on a rally that has led the coin to increase in value by 45% in 24 hours. ZEC is currently priced at $357 and looks like it will be a matter of time before it regains a spot at the top ten according to coinmarketcap.com. ZEC is currently ranked 23rd in terms of market capitalization and has been the subject of uncertainty, as earlier mentioned, due to the privacy aspect that is a topic of contention amongst financial regulators and lawmakers. They argue that 100% privacy can be misused by rogue individuals who want to commit fraud, money laundering or even other unspeakable crimes.

This concern seems to have been cleared with the ZEC listing on Gemini.

ZCash has also been the coin of noteworthy mentioning by crusaders of privacy and reduced government surveillance. Edward Snowden is one such individual. Snowden has been quoted as saying that Zcash is the only altcoin he knows, for now, that is designed and built by professional and academic cryptographers.

What might happen moving forward, is that ZEC will reclaim its glory amongst the top 10 coins and even maybe reach the much anticipated $1,000 value depending on the daily trade volume that Gemini creates.

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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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