CryptoCurrency News from around the World and beyond. This section focuses on what is happening with cryptocurrency now. So that is things like countries embracing or rejecting cryptos, price milestones for Bitcoin and Alts, new ICOs, upcoming forks, etc.

Coinbase Launches New Tax Tools

Good news, if you used only Coinbase to buy and sell crypto, your tax filing just got a lot easier. Coinbase has launched new tax tools including a tax calculator.

The Tokyo Whale and the Battle Over $9k

Rumors were going around that a MtGox trustee (AKA “the Tokyo Whale”) has been selling off massive amounts of BTC pushing the market down. Rumor also has it that this whale won’t have authorization to sell againĀ until September 2018.

Monero (XMR) Hard Fork MoneroV (XMV) Explained

Monero (XMR) is forking to create MoneroV (XMV). The snapshot block isĀ 1564965. Anyone in Monero in a wallet where they control their private keys before the snapshot will own MoneroV.

Lots of FUD in the Air as BTC Dips

This week was full of FUD. Binance phishing, SEC statement, Japan cracking down on exchanges, MtGox selling, oh my. Bitcoin’s price dropped accordingly. This FUD overwhelmed the rather excellent news like the Coinbase index fund.

Coinbase Announces Coinbase Index Fund

Coinbase has announced a Coinbase Index Fund. This fund is weighted toward Bitcoin and Ethereum, but will track the performance of all coins on Coinbase now and in the future.