As Bitcoin reaches prices not seen since November 2021, individuals and entities will undoubtedly consider selling – sometimes called “taking profit” on – Bitcoin and other digital assets to capture previously unrealized gains.  But crypto market participants should be aware of the U.S. tax implications of realizing gains on the sale of digital assets – more importantly, properly reporting such gains to the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”).  As a recent U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) Indictment makes clear, the willful failure to report such gains to the IRS may lead to potential criminal charges.Continue Reading DOJ’s First “Pure” Criminal Tax Charges in Bitcoin Case Signals Heightened Focus On Tax Reporting of Digital Asset Gains

Following many months of discussion and review by a working group of traditional finance institutions and crypto-native exchanges and platforms led by the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc. (“ISDA”), ISDA published the Digital Asset Derivatives Definitions (the “Definitions”) on January 26, 2023 for use with Bitcoin (BTC) and Ether (ETH)