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January 26, 2018, 04:42:23 AM

Corporates pay corporate tax rates on profits.

Except pass-through corporates that pay personal tax rates on profits.


I think that the past few days have been kind of back to "normal" for transactions, and probably more based on organic activity in the network in contrast to the spam attack that had been taking place in the past couple of months. 
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January 26, 2018, 04:44:14 AM

So my banks just complained. Apparently churning too much money in and out of exchanges has them worried shitless that the taxman will complain. Might have to register as a business to keep trading at the current levels of volume. Not sure I wanna deal with that shit. Especially the part where I have to give up half the profit. Blah.

I understand you wouldn't like giving an exact figure but.... may I ask if we are talking about millions here or are they complaining over a smaller figure? Any ballpark on what triggered their concerns would help.
Millions over several months in local denomination, so... 200-400k in dollar?

The thing is I only make 4-5% per trade, with the upside that there is zero risk on my end. So it looks like massive amounts are being moved (massive in terms of wage slave numbers that is), but it's really just the same pool of money churning back and forth over and over, which to them looks like huge amounts. It pays the rent and a bit more, but it's really nothing massive in terms of profits.

For sure it doesn't look like a big amount BUT having lots of significant (non-negligible) in/out INTERNATIONAL transfers sounds exactly like a business and not regular personal activity... either that or... money laundering!. I guess their concerns go on that path. Did you register an activity and documented it to the banks beforehand? Probably they just want to cover THEIR own asses (KYC/AML thingy).

Do you really need to uses banks all the time for your "activity"? Couldn't you "cache" a bigger ammount outside of banking (ie, spread over several different exchanges to minimize the risk of catastrophic loss) so that you minimize the amount of banking tx's and triggering of alerts?
One account was specifically made in order to trade bitcoin, which they agreed to beforehand. And the money all goes to kraken, plus a few incoming transactions from people who send fiat after which I send bitcoin. There shouldn't be any problem with any of this, except the size of the amounts - which they didn't care about until just now, because the numbers have been growing.

It's just the volume, nothing else.

Wait a min... your are receiving bank transfer from other people AND you are not registered as, at the very least, a personal "business" activity?

Not sure if I understood it correctly.
Yup. Bitcoin counts as any other privately sold or bought item - paintings, antiques, furniture, rare baseball caps - garage sale basically.
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January 26, 2018, 04:45:54 AM

plus a few incoming transactions from people who send fiat after which I send bitcoin.

This might be your issue.  Starts to sound like a money laundering risk for the bank.
Hadn't really considered that. But even then, they wouldn't care if it wasn't for the size of the amounts. It's not precisely a new thing, just more common (and with bigger numbers).
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January 26, 2018, 04:47:36 AM

They keep inviting idiots, after scumbag Roger now it's Vinny's turn Undecided

I rather see Andreas M. Antonopoulos ore Jameson Lopp..oh wait mainstream media are for idiots.

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'Micro' Finance Giant Robinhood Makes Big Bet on Bitcoin Trading.

https://www.coindesk.com/micro-finance-giant-robinhood-makes-big-bet-on-bitcoin-trading

BitGo Enters Into Agreement To Acquire Kingdom Trust.

https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180125006079/en/BitGo-Enters-Agreement-Acquire-Kingdom-Trust
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January 26, 2018, 05:01:54 AM
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Yup. Bitcoin counts as any other privately sold or bought item - paintings, antiques, furniture, rare baseball caps - garage sale basically.

Even if it is considered that way it still is a "business" activity if you do it frequently or in non-negligible amounts. If you were receiving thousands of dollars payments for paintings, furniture or whatever.... that's exactly what a business does. Otherwise, noone would register a business if there was no need.

They didn't care until your numbers grow enough, basically because they don't care about trivial things... but the requirement was already there.

From banks/tax agency perspective, EVERY transaction needs to be apropriately labeled (and taxed!). Of course nothing happens... until it does!

So yup, either you find a way to don't use banks for that "activity" (receiving/sending money to other people) or register as a (corporate or personal) business... and not sure if what you do would need some additional requirements in your country. I would chose the first option.
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January 26, 2018, 05:25:32 AM

Maybe just go in and talk to the branch manager and find out what they need from you.
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Maybe just go in and talk to the branch manager and find out what they need from you.

Probably more money. They charge more for business accounts than for personal accounts. They probably want to hit him with huge business account bank charges every month.
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January 26, 2018, 06:48:33 AM
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Doug Polk on Roger Ver

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUO1DvqTpZ8
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Damn it jojo...beat me to it..was still watching it.  Tongue


Doug is really on it....I like hes perspective on the crypto space.

Way to go buddy.
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Yup. Bitcoin counts as any other privately sold or bought item - paintings, antiques, furniture, rare baseball caps - garage sale basically.

Even if it is considered that way it still is a "business" activity if you do it frequently or in non-negligible amounts. If you were receiving thousands of dollars payments for paintings, furniture or whatever.... that's exactly what a business does. Otherwise, noone would register a business if there was no need.

They didn't care until your numbers grow enough, basically because they don't care about trivial things... but the requirement was already there.

From banks/tax agency perspective, EVERY transaction needs to be apropriately labeled (and taxed!). Of course nothing happens... until it does!

So yup, either you find a way to don't use banks for that "activity" (receiving/sending money to other people) or register as a (corporate or personal) business... and not sure if what you do would need some additional requirements in your country. I would chose the first option.


let the tax man determine your tax

best to not say anything (put tax into investments , do not lose or spend)

then let the taxman come when they ready

the trap is, as said above, taxman wants you to LABEL it, let the taxman do it

your currency(crypto) is just your money, outside the laws of nations.

once you exchange into fiat, like any other fiat currency you DEVALUE your crypto

always remember to claim your lost crypto as a loss on whatever the taxman labels your holdings

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Anybody got the tl;dw?
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January 26, 2018, 07:29:12 AM
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Ver is a sociopath. Has been for years...does hes best to screw over bitcoin every chance he gets.
Over 100 LN nodes running now..20% of all nodes now SegWit and growing. Ver is a sociopath.
 
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January 26, 2018, 07:30:35 AM

For example, A and B connect to me with 1 BTC each. I copy their public key to an offline machine and have it generate a million transactions each (or however many are needed) to account for every possible signed transaction then transfer that to a computer online.

Also, if this is possible, what prevents me from signing all of those transactions then spending the bitcoins somewhere else. Or is this what SegWit fixed?
No you can't do that. You only get some coin from Alice that you must pass on to the opposite end of one of your open channels. Each channel has only two ends: you and the other guy. So you get money on one channel (Alice), you pass it on to Charlie, which will help with another hop, until the coins reach the final destination - Bob, but none of the intermediate nodes knows that. You can't withhold the funds within your node. They must travel onwards.


And in this scenario could we interpret every single channel "section" (aka my combined 2 connections (Alice to me, and me to Charlie) as a tx confirmation? Thus, a passthrough of let's say 5 channels equals 5 confirmations?
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January 26, 2018, 07:36:22 AM

Maybe a bit less than 2 BTC. I heard the entire network was running 7 BTC total.
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January 26, 2018, 07:39:35 AM

Someone named "the real satoshi" has posted attempting to lay blasphemy on precious metals:

Metals have stood the test of time as a store of value for thousands of years, I don't see them disappearing , though no longer useful as currency.

Who better to defeat the blasphemy of "the real satoshi" than "the real r0ach"?

The r0ach report 37: Eldritch horrors await those who put their faith in imaginary, paper assets

https://steemit.com/bitcoin/@r0achtheunsavory/the-r0ach-report-37-eldritch-horrors-await-those-who-put-their-faith-in-imaginary-paper-assets

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Someone named "TheRealSat0shi" posted on the bitcoin forum in a discussion I was having about metals with:

"Metals have stood the test of time as a store of value for thousands of years, I don't see them disappearing , though no longer useful as currency."

He sounds like a true bitcoin shill, so with absolutely no evidence whatsoever, we will give him the benefit of the doubt that he is in fact the real Satoshi. There is only one problem, bitcoin is nothing more than a glorified paper asset in the end.

For example, if someone were to purchase a Canadian dollar, you're entering an informal contract and receiving an IOU or credit of that nation. Whether your imaginary coupon is honored or not is entirely up to the performance of that counterparty entity. With bitcoin, you're entering the exact same informal contract, except instead of signing up in an informal contract against a counterparty entity, you have signed up for a contract with...no valid counterparty at all!

These words are not to be confused with counterparty risk vs no counterparty risk. You STILL have huge counterparty risk and have done absolutely nothing to remove it, you have only deleted the counterparty of the informal legal agreement. Many aspects of monetary functions are not really economics and are just law, and in this case, you have entered an objectively worse informal legal contract.

What exactly is the draw supposed to be in entering an informal contract with 'nobody'? Supposedly the aggregate of all 'users' were supposed to be your counterparty; in other words, instead of a legal contract, a faith based religion. Even if you buy into religion, this religion only works if bitcoin wasn't designed to centralize and had a functioning Nash equilbrium, but it fails in both cases. You are then not entering into a religion, but back to an obfuscated, informal legal agreement with two or three centralized, rent seeking miners who continuously issue the currency - a powerless, stateless oligarchy instead of a real state.

These emperor with no clothes miners are actually doing the exact same function as the state: trying to take a cut out of every transaction like the normal monetary mafia that controls it. The state doesn't like fly by night pump and dumps trying to take over it's extortion function, and regulatory arbitrage is impossible when bitcoin is designed to centralize, so the state then either crushes bitcoin or co-opts it and turns it into their cashless society slavery system.

On a long enough timeline, for you to not lose all your money, you actually have to pray the state co-opts it! When all is said and done, physical commodity money like silver or gold is the only thing that is not an IOU or credit, removes counter party risk, and actually functions as a hedge against the state. Which is why:

What eldritch horrors await those who put their faith in imaginary, paper assets.
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January 26, 2018, 07:59:38 AM

Seems like this would be good news.

https://www.coindesk.com/bitcoins-lightning-network-problem-people-already-using/
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January 26, 2018, 07:59:57 AM

For example, A and B connect to me with 1 BTC each. I copy their public key to an offline machine and have it generate a million transactions each (or however many are needed) to account for every possible signed transaction then transfer that to a computer online.

Also, if this is possible, what prevents me from signing all of those transactions then spending the bitcoins somewhere else. Or is this what SegWit fixed?
No you can't do that. You only get some coin from Alice that you must pass on to the opposite end of one of your open channels. Each channel has only two ends: you and the other guy. So you get money on one channel (Alice), you pass it on to Charlie, which will help with another hop, until the coins reach the final destination - Bob, but none of the intermediate nodes knows that. You can't withhold the funds within your node. They must travel onwards.


And in this scenario could we interpret every single channel "section" (aka my combined 2 connections (Alice to me, and me to Charlie) as a tx confirmation? Thus, a passthrough of let's say 5 channels equals 5 confirmations?

Also, could we interpret the dropping number of average txs as a result of LN growing?
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Just ordered a Lenovo x3100 M5 with 4 x 4 TB hot-swap drives running RAID 10, to run my new bitcoind and lnd node.

Will be running Ubuntu.

Fun project I'm looking towards. Figure I'll fund the LN node with 2 BTC and see what happens.


Nice...I might look at some AMD boxes with Meltdown and Spectre going on tho. You can get cheap Opteron mircoservers for next to nothing if you dont want to throw a Threadripper together.
And Bob..start with a smaller amount at first obv  Tongue
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