Bitcoin Network Fee to Fall to 1 Satoshi per 1 Byte

Average commission fee for Bitcoin transactions is $ 1.23; in December 2017 it was $55
26 March 2018   1539

On March 26, the cost of the bitcoin transaction reached a record low. Users only need to pay 1 satoshi per 1 byte in order for their transaction to be included in the next block. In other words, now the transaction for a minimum commission will be confirmed in about 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, the average commission fee for bitcoins, according to bitinfocharts. com, is $ 1.23. Note that during the period of peak btc prices in December 2017, the commission for transfer of bitcoins reached a maximum of $ 55.

Among the reasons for the reduction of commissions, experts refer to the use of batch processing of transactions by large organizations and crypto-exchanges. In addition, the positive impact, they said, could be provided by the Segregated Witness scaling technology.

SegWit Transactions
SegWit Transactions

According to segwit. party, the number of SegWit-transactions continues to increase: at the moment they make up 30% -35% of all transactions in the bitcoin network.

Israeli BTC Investors to Face Catch 22

They need to pay taxes from Bitcoin investing in order to avoid their property arrest, but banks don't take their money due to AML issues
06 August 2019   180

Bitcoin investors in Israel are faced with the impossibility of paying taxes, as local banks refuse to accept funds received from the sale of cryptocurrencies because of the risks of money laundering and terrorist financing. About this writes the local edition of Haaretz on August 6.

Bitcoin is not recognized as a currency in Israel, therefore, individuals must pay 25% of the income from cryptocurrency trading to the treasury, and legal entities - 47%.

Investor Ron Gross told the publication that he acquired bitcoins in 2011 and reported his income to the tax office. In 2017, the bank that served Gross began to refuse to accept funds received from the sale of bitcoins. The investor met with representatives of the bank to demonstrate to them a 70-page history of bitcoin transactions as confirmation of the origin of the funds, but failed to convince them.

The tax authority is aware of the problem, but they say the ball isn’t in their courts. I’ve tried working with almost all the banks, but the minute they hear the word ‘Bitcoin’ they freeze up.
 

Ron Gross

Bitcoin investor from Israel

 

Since Gross was unable to pay taxes on time, his bank account, home, and even scooters were arrested. According to the investor, the tax authorities know about the problem, but can do nothing.

According to Haaretz, the tax office is aware of $ 86 million in unpaid taxes on income from cryptocurrency trading. It is possible that the real amount may be significantly higher.

Roy Arav, another Bitcoin investor, kept the proceeds from trading Bitcoin in an account with Israeli bank Discount under the control of the Bit2C exchange. The bank refuses to transfer money to Arava’s personal account under the pretext that its politicians forbid it to transfer funds related to virtual assets to client accounts due to the risks of money laundering and terrorist financing.

Arav also could not pay taxes and was forced to sue the bank. According to the investor, the authorities entered his position and granted him a deferral of time for the consideration of the claim.