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How to Have Your Say on Tax and Crypto: Part One
crypto tax laws

The ATO has put out a public consultation on their application of antiquated existing tax law and the new crypto revolution. Through their ‘Let’s Talk’ portal anyone can make a public submission on the treatment of crypto for tax purposes. I’ve made my submission already, and I felt it important to share my feedback to the ATO with you as well.

If We Ban Bitcoin then We Must Ban Government
bitcoin blockchain

There’s a spate of horrible news doing the rounds about bitcoin. It’s got nothing to do with the value, price, or even the technological progress of bitcoin. It’s the media and those in power using bitcoin as a scapegoat. They’ve found respite, a diversion from the spotlight that’s been sharply focused on them recently.

One of the Best Assets to Own
ASX Ltd and crypto exchanges will be one of the best assets to own

Bitcoin isn’t the best asset coming out of the crypto space. Well, not yet anyway. The best assets in the crypto world are the toll bridges all crypto investors have to go through. The ASX Ltd [ASX:ASX] is a great company. They are one of the most profitable market operators in the world. They act as a toll bridge between investors and securities like stocks, futures and options.

Crypto: Mainstream or Not?
crypto mainstream or fringe idea?

I wondered, is crypto really mainstream? Or is it still just a fringe idea, an edge of the bell curve concept that most people still have no real idea about? My conclusion is that most of the mainstream say they’re in crypto, but the reality is they’re really not.

Bitcoin Bust?
bitcoin bust?

Unfortunately, such quick and easy gains give many investors an unrealistic view of how markets work. This is what changes the psychology of markets and sees money pour into stocks, pushing them higher. This is exactly what happened in crypto markets at the end of last year. This is how bubbles form. Bubbles are a result of belief. Busts are a result of disbelief.

When Fear of Missing Out on Bitcoin Turns to Plain Fear
bitcoin price falling and crashing, how to mine bitcoin

First came the curious. Then as the price rose, the speculators bought in. And in 2017, amidst incredible price rises, massive numbers of new investors bought on the fear of missing out. Those same late-comers have scrambled to get right back out again as the price crashed in January. Their fear of missing out has been transformed into plain old fear.