Navigating the complex world of cryptocurrency transactions can sometimes lead to legal challenges. We asked professionals from various industries to share their experiences and solutions to these issues. From addressing tax issues in crypto to identity verification and third-party services, here are five real-life examples and resolutions provided by experts in the field for the question, “What are some common legal issues that arise with cryptocurrency transactions?”
- Addressing Tax Issues
- Fraud Encounter and Prevention Tips
- Privacy Concerns and Exchange Selection
- Seller Refusal and Complaint Filing
- Identity Verification and Third-Party Services
Addressing Tax Issues
I encountered a legal issue when dealing with cryptocurrency transactions in the form of taxes. As cryptocurrencies are considered property, they are subject to capital gains tax when sold or exchanged. I had to research the laws in my country to understand how I should correctly file my taxes and report my cryptocurrency income correctly. I was able to resolve this issue by ensuring I reported all my cryptocurrency transactions accurately on my tax returns.Span Chen
Growth Director, Notta
Fraud Encounter and Prevention Tips
I have encountered legal issues like data theft and financial fraud dealing with cryptocurrency transactions. These are important legal concerns surrounding cryptocurrencies. Since cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Ethereum, Cardano, and others are not backed by the government or central bank, you face many issues when dealing with fraud in cryptocurrency transactions.
When I faced the same issue, I rushed to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). It recently warned people that investing in cryptocurrency comes with many risks. To deal with fraud, you need to find your transaction ID, write a narrative, be ready to prove ownership, contact law enforcement, and report.
I came to know about four tips to deal with future cryptocurrency fraud. They are mentioned as follows:
- Celebrity endorsement
- Bogus websites
- Romance scam
- Pump and dumps
Associate Director of HR and Business, Technource
Privacy Concerns and Exchange Selection
When I was dealing with cryptocurrency transactions, I encountered a legal issue because of the fact that cryptocurrencies are not regulated by any government. However, this did not affect my ability to resolve the issue.
The problem occurred when I was trying to buy some Bitcoin on an exchange. The exchange required me to send them money through a wire transfer, which meant that they had access to my bank account. This made me feel uncomfortable and concerned about my privacy, so I decided not to use that exchange anymore.
I resolved the issue by finding another exchange that accepted credit cards instead of wire transfers for payment and privacy reasons.Samuel Fletcher
Seller Refusal and Complaint Filing
Yes, I have. I was once dealing with a cryptocurrency transaction and the seller refused to send the funds after the transaction was complete. After consulting with a lawyer, I was able to file a complaint with the relevant financial authority to resolve the issue. The seller eventually agreed to comply and the funds were successfully transferred.Ranee Zhang
VP of Growth, Airgram
Identity Verification and Third-Party Services
Yes, we have encountered a legal issue when dealing with cryptocurrency transactions. We were unable to find a reliable method to verify the identity of the sender, so we consulted with a lawyer who advised us to use a third-party service to ensure the identity of the sender was verified. This allowed us to complete our transaction without any legal issues.Farhan Advani
Co-founder, Hair Extensions Advisor