UK Study: Bitcoin Familiar to 71% of Brits but Suffers from an Image Problem

*+-Source: The Digital Currency Council’s recently released study on UK citizens reveals that Bitcoin’s biggest challenges are around adoption and communications, and that digital currencies have got a persistent reputation problem. It is in light of the call for information made by the government of the UK earlier this month that the American organization… Read more »

DCC/BBA Bitcoin Market Update


*+-Welcome, everyone, to the first edition of the DCC Weekly Update brought to you by BullBear Analytics! The purpose of these reports will be to recap the price action (technicals) in the bitcoin market over the past week, as well as to provide some insight as to what the implications of such technical moves mean…. Read more »

DCC Member Spotlight: “Xen Master” Ryan Lazanis Woos Tech Savvy Crowd by Accepting Bitcoin


*+-Xen Accounting’s website proclaims bold positioning for the traditional profession of accounting, “We are a fully virtual, 100% cloud-based, 100% paperless Chartered Accountant firm. Some call us the new breed of accountants, others call us accountants 2.0.” The Digital Currency Council recently spoke to Ryan Lazanis, whom the site describes as “Xen Master.” Lazanis confirmed… Read more »

Bitcoin 101: Why It’s Attracting Wall Street Investment

*+-Source: Written by DCC Member Michael Sonnenshein Despite its infancy, Bitcoins are being called one of the greatest developments of the new financial services landscape. Here’s why. Ten months ago, I set up my digital wallet and bought my first bitcoin. Weeks later, after five years on Wall Street, I decided to leave behind… Read more »

DCC Member Spotlight: Technology Lawyer Addison Cameron-Huff on the Importance of Bitcoin Terminology when Communicating with Clients

Addison Cameron Huff

*+-Addison Cameron-Huff is an award-winning programmer turned technology lawyer. His practice is located in Toronto, Ontario. Given the tremendous growth of late in the digital currency economy, his practice today consists primarily of Bitcoin clients; many of whom are Canadian companies that accept the digital currency. Recently, Bitcoin Decentral, the Toronto-based accelerator and co-working space… Read more »

How Bitcoins Are Taxed: The tax implications of bitcoins and staying organized

*+-Source: Whenever bitcoin is bought, sold, or traded, there are tax impacts. We’ll discuss how bitcoins and other forms of virtual currency are taxed, and point out record keeping requirements and tax planning techniques that can be utilized. At the end you’ll find resources for continuing your own research. The big picture: “The key… Read more »

DCC Member Spotlight: Financial Advisor and Current CEO of GEM Research Solutions, Jack Tatar, on Investing a Portion of a Retirement Portfolio in Bitcoin

Jack Tatar

*+-Jack Tatar has written four books that are revolutionizing the way people view retirement. But it is another of his books, What’s the Deal With Bitcoins, which captured our attention. This latest book explores why bitcoins are important, who created them, and whether or not they will replace paper money. Tatar describes himself as a… Read more »