The new peer-to-peer market platform DarkMarket has been named the winner of Toronto Bitcoin Expo Hackathon, which has brought $20,000 in bitcoin to its developers.
The event known as CEBE 2014 or generally the Central European Bitcoin Expo 2104 is regularly adding new speakers to the list as only 52 days remain till the launch on the May 31. The recent announcement has already shaken the digital environment as Charlie Shrem has appeared among the contributors divided into two presentation days.
At last Bitcoin has started hitting the headlines of non-cryptographic media sources and received the attention it deserves from people outside the online economy. The touching story of Hal Finney, sudden “successful” investigations into the personality of Satoshi Nakamoto, price fluctuations and regular conferences have been brought to the attention of an audience that had previously never been engaged in mining or trade.
I am almost sure that the most users in possession of Bitcoins or other cryptographic currencies have never thought about the impact made during mining or any corresponding process. The asset exists virtually, cannot be touched or accessed by any other human sense, but as any other artificial object leaves a trace of its presence in form of a carbon footprint.
According to the recent tax treatment guidance issued by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Bitcoin has to be considered as property. Those who hold or use Bitcoin are attempting to read between the lines to understand the principles of taxation and the obligations of every entrepreneur, miner on investor operating in the online financial market.