Opinion: 6 things retirees — and advisers — should know about new guidelines for cryptocurrency …

6 things retirees – and advisers – should know about new guidelines for cryptocurrency tax treatment

On Oct. 9, 2019, the IRS issued its first guidance since 2014 on the tax treatment of virtual currency. Although few retirees may now own bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies, risk-tolerant retirees may be interested in investing in virtual currency in the future. What does this guidance mean for cryptocurrency investors?