Merrill Lynch bans its clients, advisors from trading bitcoin-related investments, report says

The ban prevents the financial giant's roughly 17,000 advisors from pitching investments related to bitcoin and executing client requests to trade Grayscale's bitcoin investment trust (GBTC), The Wall Street Journal said, citing a person familiar with the matter. "The decision to close GBTC to new …
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Bitcoin rises after report says early Facebook investor Peter Thiel is buying massive amounts

Peter Thiel's Founders Fund has bought millions of dollars in bitcoin, The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday, citing sources familiar with the situation. Those holdings are worth hundreds of millions of dollars, the newspaper says. It wasn't clear whether Founders had sold any of its holdings, the report …
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After Roger Ver openly admitting that he will promote Bitcoin Cash as Bitcoin we all should report the website as a phishing site to google!

Source for the claim: https://np.reddit.com/r/btc/comments/7jg265/1000000_bitcoin_cash_wallets_have_now_been/dr6qf17/

Go here to report: https://safebrowsing.google.com/safebrowsing/report_phish/

Roger Ver's site: www.bitcoin.com

As pointed out by /u/codedaway below, report /r/btc also to reddit for violating reddit's self promotion rules.

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I’m likely one of the Coinbase 14,000 that the IRS now has targeted. I will report EVERYTHING that occurs to this community.

I got into BTC in a big way this year (over $ 20K purchased on Coinbase). To my unfortunate surprise, that technically puts me on the list that Coinbase was ordered to handover to the IRS. I do not blame Coinbase and am satisfied that they fought against the action.

However, since I believe that this is highly overstepping taxpayers rights as well as conflicts of parity: i.e. does the IRS get notified if I invest 20k in mutual funds? I intend to document any and all interactions I have with any government body here for this community to review.

I want all of us to be vocal, transparent, and prepared to protect our assets under due process.

I have dutifully paid U.S. taxes since day one of my working life. I have not profited one cent as of yet with any cryptocurrency, since I have not sold one Satoshi of my holdings. I plan to arm myself with the most practical legal advice available to me and, if it comes to it, support from bitcoin-friendly financial advisors that know their stuff.

Thanks for listening. HODL on.

EDIT: Looks like I got the tax year(s) wrong; thanks for setting me straight. Keeping this post up as my sentiment about this action remains unchanged.

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