You’ve got questions and we’ve got answers. TARTLE’s users have got a lot of questions about some of the ins and outs about how our system works. There are also plenty of people evaluating whether or not they should sign up with TARTLE who need some things cleared up before they feel comfortable signing up. Since we are committed to transparency and making sure that everyone has the information they need to understand TARTLE we are back with another question and answer session. So, without further delay, let’s get started. 

Question: When integrating health records, are you HIPAA compliant?

Answer: Absolutely. The whole point is that you are the one choosing whether or not you are going to give up your data. Since you are the one uploading the information in the first place and all the decisions as to whether or not to sell your health data are yours, TARTLE is fully compliant with HIPAA regulations. 

Question: What percentage of the sale of my data do I get?

Answer: All of it. I know that seems too good to be true, but it is in fact the truth. Before TARTLE, you got nothing for your data, but with TARTLE, you get the full value of whatever data you’re selling. And before you ask, no, we don’t even get a commission. The price you see is the price you get.

Question: So, how does TARTLE make money? All that server space isn’t free.

Answer: No it isn’t. When a business purchases data, we charge them a data fee. We’ll also do our own research and sell that. After all, it wouldn’t make much sense if we didn’t make use of our own system to try to answer important questions. Don’t worry, we respect our own system and your privacy. Any request for data from TARTLE should be treated just the same as any other request. We ask for the data and our users have the right to respond or not. And yes, we still pay you for that data you give us. 

Question: Will other companies continue to sell my data without my consent? Is it even legal?

Answer: It is unfortunately entirely legal for another company to collect and sell your data and they will most likely not stop doing so anytime soon. There are even numerous companies like Huwaei and TikTok that will lie about where their servers are, saying that they are within the host country but in reality they are located in China where they direct all those ones and zeros straight to the Chinese government. It’s true, as we said above, that the overall trends are going to increase privacy, but it is going to take time to get there. 

Question: I’m not comfortable with Bitcoin. How does this work as a currency?

Answer: There have been many different kinds of currencies all through history. The Romans used salt, many have used gold or silver. We currently use paper money that has nothing but the general acceptance of society to back it. Bitcoin is simply another form of currency that a large number of people accept as valid. In many ways it is better as it can’t be manipulated by foreign actors or central banks. That means its value is determined entirely by those who trade it. And many places already accept Bitcoin as currency. You can use it everywhere from Cupid.com to Amazon.  

Question: If I convert my Bitcoin into US dollars, will I have to pay income tax?

Answer: The short answer is, ‘yes’. The long answer is ‘why would you want to?’ As we stated above, Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are becoming more widely accepted by a vast number of retailers. You can get pretty much anything with Bitcoin that you can with dollars. And of course, if you keep your Bitcoin, all wallet-to-wallet transfers are completely tax free. Why pay completely unnecessary taxes? 

Question: Will the government be able to come back and make a retroactive claim on my Bitcoin?

Answer: Naturally, this is pretty hypothetical. However, there is no real discernible connection between you and your Bitcoin. Between TARTLE’s anonymity and our encryption technology there is no easy to read record of your activity. Suffice to say, it would be nearly impossible for any government to attempt to make some sort of income tax claim on your cryptocurrencies.

That is all the questions we have for now. But don’t worry, when we get more questions, we’ll be right here to answer them. 

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