Quote Originally Posted by BombdotCom View Post
Coinbase sent me a tax document for ever transaction I ever made. So much for bitcoin being an off the grid non monetary decentralized currency. The government will get their hands in any and everything

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Bitcoin never was private. It's pseudo-anonymous at best. If you buy through an intermediary service who happens to comply with AML/KYC laws, then the law in the US (where Coinbase is located) dictates that you would get a 1099-K if you had over $25k worth of activity and 200+ transactions.