An explanation on why you can't contribute bitcoin to an IRA
Unfortunately, you cannot make bitcoin contributions to an IRA, as per IRS guidelines. The Unchained IRA must be funded in USD.
The only exception to that rule is if you already have a bitcoin IRA with another provider, and would like to transfer that IRA bitcoin into an Unchained IRA. In this scenario, it is possible to process an “in-kind transfer” into your Unchained IRA, as long as your current provider supports bitcoin withdrawals.
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