Is it time for your Legal Practice to get involved with Bitcoin?

Richa Jain

*+-Bitcoin – the most prominent digital currency in use today – is here to stay. The cryptocurrency, which has been around since 2008, has generated a lot of media as well as government interest. Several major investors, well known businessmen, CEO’s of large organizations and heads of governments have publically expressed their support for the… Read more »

Accounting for Business Transactions in Bitcoin


*+-Recently, I gave a Webcast presentation to AICPA members to help accounting professionals understand Bitcoin and how to treat it on the general ledger. If you are an AICPA member, the webcast is available for your viewing. In this article, the key points from that presentation are outlined and will help accountants fundamentally understand and… Read more »

Private Bankers eyeing a piece of the Bitcoin economy

Richa Jain

*+-Bitcoin has created waves worldwide since the digital currency was introduced in 2009. Investors backing Bitcoin believe that it has the potential to become a global currency – that could change the way people use and send money everywhere. Instead of the conventional model of banks managing money and its movement, Bitcoin presents a new,… Read more »

The Future of Bitcoin: Laws and Regulations Continue to Develop


*+-Bitcoin and other digital currencies are attracting a wide array of attempts to regulate and define their use in commerce. This is a natural response from governments to a new medium of exchange, which could end up competing with their own legal tender, commodities and other assets as a store of value and alternative method… Read more »

5 Things Baby Boomers Need To Know About Bitcoin

*+-Source: If you’re like most Americans, you’ve heard about Bitcoin and are downright confused by it. If you’re from my generation, you may be envisioning men with very thick glasses hunched over an IBM mainframe beaming money up to the Battlestar Galactica. But if you read my columns, you likely love innovation and are… Read more »

The Impact of the IRS Guidance on Bitcoin

Richa Jain

*+-Years after Bitcoin made its way into the world, in March 2014, the IRS has made an attempt to clarify taxation guidelines for convertible virtual currencies (like Bitcoin). The key guideline is to treat bitcoins as property, and not currency. While it is a good move to clarify the government’s stance on Bitcoin taxation to… Read more »

DCC Member Spotlight: Don’t Fake It, Says Bitcoin Lawyer Marco Santori


*+-New York City lawyer Marco Santori has worked with Bitcoin clients for a little over two years. E-commerce, web, financial technology and the evolving digital currency space are all specialties of his, and his business practice focuses on early-stage high-tech companies. Santori chairs the Regulatory Affairs Committee of the Bitcoin Foundation, and he represents exchanges,… Read more »

Bitcoin Conference St. Petersburg 2014


*+-Bitcoin Conference St. Petersburg 2014 Ambassador Hotel Conference Hall 5-7, Rimsky-Korsakov Avenue, St.Petersburg Thursday, December 4, 2014 Bitcoin Conference is going to Saint-Petersburg! On the 4th of December, 2014, Conference will welcome brightest industry minds, famous specialists, gurus of the cryptocurrency market, lawyers, and foreign experts, who will share their vision of cryptocurrency`s development in… Read more »