Here’s Why You Will Not Get Paid From Your Job In Crypto

Cryptocurrency was designed to eventually replace traditional fiat currency, but there could be one vital part that is stopping this from happening. Your employer cannot currently pay you in cryptocurrency. Whilst this of course would likely change if virtual currencies started becoming more mainstream, but, at present, this is simply not the case.

Here are just some of the reasons why…

Some laws don’t allow it…

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This is particularly apparent in the US, stating in the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) that employers must meet at least a portion of the minimum-wage requirements by paying workers in cash or cheques. This includes no cryptocurrencies. However; outside of these requirements, other forms of payment can be agreed, which could mean that the rest of the wages could be made up out of cryptocurrencies.

They may be deemed securities…

The Securities and Exchange Commission have released a statement that served to remind people that any investments that are associated with them crosses into other geographic boundaries without the owners’ knowing about it, increasing the risk.

The SEC also have the power to decide whether certain cryptocurrencies are designated as securities, which would mean that employers would then have to comply with any additional laws surrounding securities and the aforementioned wage related rules.

Some employers could end up feeling wary…

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Cryptocurrencies are known for being incredibly volatile, which could leave some employers feeling very nervous at the thought of having to pay their employees in this way. Combine this with the fact that they are not accepted everywhere, and it is easy to see why some employers feel on edge.

The tax implications vary in different countries…

Taxes work differently in different countries, meaning this could become a problem should an employer hire someone who works in one country, but pays taxes in another. At the moment, in the majority of countries, all earnings have to be reported in fiat currency as well, even if they have been earned in a virtual currency.


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Financial Technological Networker , developing Crypto Currency Mining enthusiast , here in an African Continent !! A participant in various FinTech Platforms Local and Globally !!

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