REUTERS/Bobby Yip Coinbase was forced to turn over account data last week, in a desperate attempt to catch up with current technologies.  The government had every opportunity to set the rules for the 21st century with its latest tax bill. But it failed miserably. The same day Bitcoin cracked its all-time high above $11,000, the government dealt its first blow to the crypto world… On Wednesday, a federal judge in San Francisco ordered the popular Bitcoin exchange, Coinbase, to provide the IRS with information on over 14,000 account holders. The taxman noticed that only 800-900 people reported gains related to Bitcoin in each of the years between 2013-2015. It seemed unusual given Bitcoin’s meteoric rise. So the IRS went for its pound of flesh. But Coinbase pushed back… and the government agreed to only take limited data (including name, date of birth, address, tax ID number, transaction statements and account logs) for accounts that have bought, sold, sent or received at least $20,000 worth of Bitcoin in a given year. Don’t say I didn’t warn you about Coinbase. I told Sovereign Man: Confidential readers last month: If you’re tempted to purchase Bitcoin from the popular Coinbase exchange, don’t bother. They’ve sold out to regulators. The IRS is calling this a "partial win." But you can be sure, there will be a public beheading. This is something governments almost always do. They’ll find a prominent Bitcoin person, someone that’s polarizing to the public – like “pharma bro” Martin Shkreli. It will be a very public trial… and they’ll throw his ass in the slammer. Government’s always do this because they want to scare people. Kim Dotcom is the perfect example. Kim founded the popular file-sharing site Megaupload. The government wanted to stop illegal downloads, so they raided his guy’s house in New Zealand for violating US law. The government also does this for taxes… everything, really. Look at Wesley Snipes. The IRS accused him of felony tax evasion. He spent three years in jail. They had to take a celebrity and throw him in jail to scare everyone else. Back to Bitcoin… Now that it’s at all-time highs, the government wants its piece. I read the 400+