Thanks for your comments and I will try to answer.
I dont have any White Paper, just couple of pages of notes of features. As you are asking for I have to produce a more detailed description.
The idea is that is going to be a simple program that takes the information from the blockchain, CSV files and some users added information makes the basic calulations that can export that data to a document used in example tax. No tax jurisdiciton in the program itself. The exported document can then late be used to calculate taxes.
The program will run on the local machine, MacOS/Windows/Linux but have backup features online storage as Dropbox and other. Online for me is too complicated, more passwords and depended on other peoples services. If their is online services that allow programs to store data with just add account name and password to access the online data storage would be a nice feature but that is in the lower priority I think.
But this is program that will not be used daily or probaly not even weekly, just to keep record of transaction and trades so using it on pads and phones is low priority for me right now.
I havnt found any program or website that have the feature for crypto currencies as I mention with the simple import of data. As you say their is wallets that have some features but I dont know if they support importing data from other wallets, exchanges, personal notes and manually added transations of trades. Add BTC, ETH, LTC, NEO and other wallets and also CSV files and the program shows the transations between wallets and exchanges to calculate dollar value or other local currency. To get an overview of the cryptos and tokens users have and also give historical record.
This is a personal project, no school or university and no fintech. I have this idea and Im looking for interesed people who can program, knows what language is best, how to make the program simple to use, a GUI that works on all platforms and more. I have no experience in this area.
“I certainly agree accounting for crypto trading is a minefield, especially with the dramatic volatility in fiat versus crypto rates. …”
This is were my idea somes in. When bought or sold the program calculates the new avarage price in USD or other currency. With not getting in to how tax laws are differente over the world the program only gets all the information and shows gains, losses, trades. If BTC is sold on one exchange it takes the USD price from that exchange to get so exact as possible and if that isnt possible it takes the avarage from CoinMarketCap or other site like that.
“A Google search reveals plenty of people willing to give advice on accounting for cypto (see YouTube), but they’re not giving any real assistance. Under the hood, there will be a lot of complexity involved here… but indeed, a simple turn key accounting solution for crypto traders is what most people are in need of.”
You got it! That is exactly were this program comes. It takes the data and then it can be taken to a local person that knows the laws in your country.
I have never done something like this and if people are interested in supporting this project I would be glad. I will do my best to write down my idea in a document. This program will help a lot of people with their crypto mess.