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9 Mar, 2021 07:16

IRS launches bitcoin program & US vaccine rollout update

With cryptocurrency becoming more commonplace in the public spotlight, the Internal Revenue Service has launched ‘Operation Hidden Treasure’ to crack down on tax evasion in the fintech sector. Boom Bust’s Ben Swann and Jeffrey Tucker of the American Institute for Economic Research offer their takes on the program, and ask who will feel the brunt of the latest measures? Plus, the United States is making stellar progress on its Covid-19 vaccination rollout, but what are the next steps? RT America’s Alex Mihailovich files a report on the nation’s progress and the potential future of “vaccine passports.” And the US is on the verge of passing its latest coronavirus relief bill, causing excitement in the markets. Boom Bust’s Christy Ai and Michele Schneider of Market Gauge offer their forecasts on the economy at large and what sectors are reacting the most to the news.

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