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How Do Governments Tax Bitcoin? | Advice from a Crypto Tax Accountant on Like-Kind Exchange, Bitcoin Tax Filings, and the IRS Tax on Bitcoin

  Join Our Mailing List Full Name Email Address How do governments tax bitcoin? In this Crypto Forces segment of Hidden Forces, host Demetri Kofinas speaks with Mark DiMichael, a forensic accountant with Citrin Cooperman, who specializes in the Bitcoin tax implications for cryptocurrencies. In this conversation, we define what constitutes a taxable event in bitcoin, ethereum, and other altcoins and cryptocurrencies. We also provide information for those of you looking for help in filing your taxes for bitcoin or… Listen >>



Ep.29: What’s Behind the Protests in Iran? A Conversation with Hooman Majd on the Forces Driving Change Across the Greater Middle East

    Join Our Mailing List Full Name Email Address   In this episode of Hidden Forces, host Demetri Kofinas speaks with Iranian-American writer and political commentator, Hooman Majd about the 2017 protests in Iran. How do we interpret the Iranian protests within the wider political, social, cultural, and financial dimensions of the greater Middle East? Hooman Majd is an NBC News contributor, who has written for publications including the New York Times, The Guardian, The New Yorker, Vanity Fair,… Listen >>



Ep.28: Industrial Society and Its Future | Machine Intelligence, Encryption, and the Will to Power

Join Our Mailing List Full Name Email Address In this episode of Hidden Forces, host Demetri Kofinas lays out his vision for a possible future driven by the emergent forces we have been covering in 2017. He reads passages from Ted Kaczynski’s “Industrial Society and its Future,” as well as from Bill Joy’s “Why the Future Doesn’t Need Us.” He plays clips from interviews with Barack Obama, Tim Cook, and Jamie Dimon, as he considers how power, privacy, and control, all… Listen >>



Ep.27: What Will Be the Economic Impact of Tax Cuts and Deregulation on the American Economy? | Economist Gary Shilling on Decades of Deflation

Join Our Mailing List Full Name Email Address Gary Shilling Forecasts the Economic Impact of Tax Cuts and Deregulation on Treasuries and the US Economy. In this episode of Hidden Forces, host Demetri Kofinas speaks with economist Gary Shilling, who famously called the bottom in what has become a 36-year bull market in US Treasuries. He is the author of numerous books including his most recent “The Age of Deleveraging,” a strategic manifesto for managing wealth during an epoch of deflation. He… Listen >>



Ep.26: Climate Science, Climate Models, and Climate Change. What Is Driving The Earth’s Warming? | NASA’s Gavin Schmidt

Join Our Mailing List Full Name Email Address What Is Driving the Earth’s Warming? How Accurate Are the Climate Science Community’s Climate Models? What Are the Predictions for Climate Change in the 21st Century? Weather is the prototypical complex system. Edward Lorenz, one of the pioneers of chaos theory, was a meteorologist. So why is climate change so controversial? In this episode of Hidden Forces, host Demetri Kofinas speaks with NASA’s Chief Climate Scientist and Head of the Goddard Institute for Space… Listen >>




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Demetri Kofinas

Demetri Kofinas

What drives the changes we see in the world? What are the hidden forces that influence our lives? Markets, algorithms, the frontiers of physics, culture, technology, space travel, the human mind…

My name is Demetri Kofinas, and I’ve spent the better part of my life asking these questions. I built my career in media obsessing over them. For me, this has always been a quest to discover the true nature of my world, where I come from and where I’m going. This podcast is about uncovering and understanding the mystery of a world that is so rich and beautiful in its design and function, that to not wonder at its magnificence is to miss something profound.

Join me on a journey of discovery as we look to uncover the reality of our world. Where things come from, how they came to be, and what it all means for you.

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