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If tax day makes you nervous, you might want to refrain from trading cryptocurrencies—at least until the Internal Revenue Service clarifies how the hell it intends to tax them. Navigating the legal gray areas left by today’s rules can be a bit like wandering through a minefield. The lack of guidance isn’t new. But now that cryptocurrency has gone mainstream, thanks to the initial coin offering boom and the Great Bitcoin Bull Run of 2017, there’s a lot more money on the line —and far more confused cryptocurrency users. This piece appears in our twice-weekly newsletter Chain Letter, which covers the world of blockchains and cryptocurrencies. Sign up here —it’s free! Taxing properties: Accor... Full story

15 April