The IRS has made it clear that it intends to crack down on cryptocurrency taxation.
They are quite directly "cracking down" on an attempt to fully comply. The message I received from this story is to not play their game, because they don't follow their own purported rules. The more information you give them, the more danger you are in.
The IRS and most countries tax systems are designed by boomers for boomers. The laws are outdated and modern tech such as cryptocurrency and other things effectively means that hundres of thousands of people across the globe are propably unknowingly violating multiple of those "boomer" laws.
(Edit: Clarification. Since it seems people are misunderstanding me. The tax laws are so absurd that any human that wants some basic economic freedom risks incriminating him/herself.)