Massive Crypto Capital Outflow Expected by Tom Lee

Head researcher of Fundstrat reports that US citizens owe $25B in taxes for their crypto holdings, and the last tax day is 17th of April
06 April 2018   484

Analyst of Fundstrat Tom Lee expects that the "massive outflow" of capital from the cryptomarket can accelerate on the eve of the last day of paying taxes in the US. This is reported by CNBC.

American traders owe their state about $ 25 billion in taxes from the income they received as a result of operations with cryptocurrencies, Lee reports. In addition, the cryptocurrency exchange should also pay off the state, some of which may also try to liquidate their assets in the coming days.

This is a massive outflow from crypto to USD and historical estimates are each $1 of USD outflow is $20-$25 impact on crypto market value. Additionally, we believe there is selling pressure by crypto exchanges who are subject to income tax in U.S. jurisdictions. Many exchanges have net income in 2017 [of more than] $1 billion and keep working capital in [bitcoin]/[ethereum], not USD — hence, to meet these tax liabilities, are selling BTC/ETH.
 

Tom Lee

Head of research at, Fundstrat

The crypto market experienced a 50% drop in the first quarter of 2018, and for Bitcoin and Ethereum it turned out to be the most unsuccessful first quarter in history.

Regulatory headline risk is still substantial. And sentiment remains awful, as measured by our bitcoin misery index, which is still reading misery. Ultimately, we expect bitcoin to find footing after April [17], tax day.
 

Tom Lee

Head of research at, Fundstrat

Earlier, Lee assumed that the bitcoin rate would reach $ 91,000 by March 2020, basing his forecast on market indicators after periods of decline in the past. 

Brazilian Central Bank to Issue Stablecoin

According to participants of the project, the issue of the BNDES coin will help restore public confidence in Brazilian state banks
17 December 2018   68

The state-owned Brazilian National Social Development Bank intends to issue a cryptocurrency token tied to the Brazilian real. It is reported by CoinDesk.

The pilot project for the production of a token BNDES based on Ethereum will start in January next year. At first, the coin will be used to finance cultural institutions. In particular, the bank will allocate a certain number of new tokens to the local cinema agency.

As the newspaper notes, the bank conducted experiments with steyblecoin throughout 2018. The consultant of the project for the release of a new “stable coin” will be the well-known Ethereum start-up ConsenSys.

According to representatives of the bank, the issue of the BNDES coin will help restore public confidence in Brazilian state banks, which are often criticized due to corruption scandals.

Also, the bank is confident that in the future, stablecoin can be used to finance organizations and projects from various fields.

Note that recently in Brazil there has been a trend towards liberalization of the regulation of cryptoindustry. For example, in October, the Brazilian Securities Commission allowed local investment companies to invest in a cryptocurrency ecosystem through the acquisition of derivatives and shares in foreign funds. It is noteworthy that at the beginning of the year the same financial regulator announced the prohibition of both direct investment in cryptocurrency and indirect investment through intermediaries in the person of foreign companies.