The challenge for any financial services professional is to gain a workable knowledge of the cryptocurrency landscape, including bitcoins and thousands of other cryptocurrencies. Using bitcoins as the primary example, this article attempts to provide fundamental advice within a very rapidly changing landscape, including bitcoin’s current IRS, SEC, and CFTC treatment, and the potential rise of bitcoin exchange-traded funds.
Author: Jennifer C. Halsey, MBA, is an assistant professor in the department of management at American Public University. She is also an adjunct professor at West Chester University.
Author: Brian J. Halsey JD, LLM, CISSP, is a professor of business law and former graduate director of the school of business at West Chester University. He was president of the Mid-Atlantic Academy of Legal Studies in Business and editor-in-chief of the Atlantic Law Journal.
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