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January 19, 2018, 07:41:44 PM
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January 22, 2018, 06:06:37 PM
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Hey Guys,

Is it not possible for the US gov to track down while filing down the taxes ? they may look at the source of the transaction.... any comments........
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January 22, 2018, 06:20:13 PM
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As a US citizen you can still invest in ICOs that aren’t considered securities in the eyes of the SEC. Unless the ICO creators are too paranoid to allow it anyway and have a KYC procedure.
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January 22, 2018, 06:20:55 PM
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Nothing is impossible nowadays, even if you use vpn's there is always a way to track your address, so if you are not careful enough government can really penalize you. They can even penalize you more for using VPN. A lot technology has been invented to counter act VPN's so I am sure US gov. Has always a way to track it citizens.

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January 22, 2018, 06:30:18 PM
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US people can bypass using a quality vpn but they might get stuck in KYC procedures if the ICO is offering because they cant provide a different nationality document. If they make huge gains then redirected tax authorities will also question them about the source of the income.

                                 
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January 22, 2018, 06:35:02 PM
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US people can bypass using a quality vpn but they might get stuck in KYC procedures if the ICO is offering because they cant provide a different nationality document. If they make huge gains then redirected tax authorities will also question them about the source of the income.
KYC verification is pretty easy to dodge, all that the person needs is the proper tampered documents.
I don't know much about it other than that though.

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January 22, 2018, 07:24:45 PM
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Komodo Coin Already has the answer to this question and is about to launch its first decentralized ICO (DICO)

Check them out going to be the altcoin of 2018.

https://komodoplatform.com
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January 23, 2018, 01:38:50 PM
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The government will not punish you for investing in a ICO. They will punish the company. The regulations are there to protect YOU.

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January 23, 2018, 01:48:00 PM
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There is no law that says you can't buy into an ico.

The reason why ico's exlude americans is because the SEC classifies most ICOs as securities.
As such, the company itself is subject to various regulations and even potential obligatory reporting of their investors.
Basically, it is too much of a hassle for a company to deal with it and they don't need american money anyway so they ban us investors.

You yourself, will never be punished for investing.
However you can be penalized for not reporting your assets when you file your taxes.
Tax evasion is a serious crime and if you ever get audited, that is one giant shitshow.

If there is an ico you want to invest in, but they exclude us citizens, then you can either have someone but them for you, or sometimes you can even contact the dev team directly to work things out (only if you are willing to put in a substantial sum, we are talking 75k usd and up).
Of course, there are so many icos the easiest thing would be to find one that allows us citizens.

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January 25, 2018, 12:06:15 PM
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Hello!
Today, participation in the IСO brings a lot of money, but unfortunately residents of not all countries have the opportunity to participate in them. And I'm ready to help! Looking for partners who are in need of ICO KYC approval for the long-term and mutually beneficial cooperation. I have a lot of experience and an excellent reputation in the field of accounts. I await your suggestions and wishes. Regards.
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January 25, 2018, 12:17:03 PM
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So I live in the USA, New York State.

If I use a VPN to buy into an ICO, will the US Gov't or even New York state government punish me somehow?


But that wiill be difficult, There is a lot of people from US already cheated the system to participate in ico, that was why some ico already applied the KYC approval to participate in the ico.
It seems you will be fine and will not get any punishment for that. But you will not do it again for sure.
Yes,but what if you bought fake passports from these fake id forgery websites?will these ICOs know if you are the person you are claiming to be?if he uses VPN services plus fake passport from other countries no one will ever know even these ITs from ICOs.

But if i were you do not cheat for your own safety because you will questioned by the IRS if you have a lot of money.
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January 25, 2018, 02:15:02 PM
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So I live in the USA, New York State.

If I use a VPN to buy into an ICO, will the US Gov't or even New York state government punish me somehow?


If you are sitting through one encryption system then there is easy to calculate where you are and you can be punished. you should use more protection. Wink

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January 25, 2018, 02:27:12 PM
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As a lot of restrictions towards USA citizens in participation into ICO abroad from their main country, we used to see a lot of users trying to overpass this situationusing different methods of VPN and intracable navigators. That restriction is always made by un-trust projects or projects established in countries where no rights for non-citizens investors. I suggest you not using a VPN but not participate in those ICO so your government can defend you in most cases.
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