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Blake Estes
Blake Estes is a member of the Financial Services & Products Group in Alston & Bird’s New York office. Blake centers his practice on derivatives, structured products, and financial technology (FinTech) projects.  Read More

Is the IRS “HODLing” Out on Us? IRS Issues Additional Cryptocurrency Guidance Addressing Hard Forks, Soft Forks, and Airdrops

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The IRS provided some much-needed guidance on protocol changes to blockchain. Our International Tax Group breaks it down.

  • What the forking wallet?
  • Two scenarios for hard forks
  • What about airdrops?

Read the full advisory here.