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Algorand is a decentralized blockchain network. The main idea behind Algorand is to combine the features of mainstream cryptocurrencies such as decentralization and creation of easily divisible tokens. Along with these features, the speed of processing more transactions and decreasing computing power needed to implement the network, were considered by the Algorand team.One of the things that distinguishes Algorand from other projects is the use of the Proof of Stake mechanism. With proof of stake, new transactions and blocks can be created and processed faster and more efficiently. According to the network's developers, this process allows Algorand's blockchain to be universal, decentralized and secure.
One of Algorand's main areas of development is DeFi, or decentralized finance, which supports smart contracts and digital assets. Algorand can host smart contracts that can govern the exchange of digital assets in order to become the digital representation of real-world asset trading.
What is Algorand ?
ALGO is the symbol by which the Algorand cryptocurrency is traded in the cryptocurrency market. It is the local currency of the Algorand blockchain and the symbol through which you can find information related to Algorand cryptocurrency on exchanges.
Is Algorand legal to buy in Australia
Yes. According to the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA), cryptocurrencies are digital tokens. They are a type of digital currency that allows people to make payments directly to each other through an online system. Cryptocurrencies can be used to buy and sell things but they are not widely accepted as a means of payment. According to the above-mentioned explanation by the RBA, in Australia the prices of goods and services are measured in Australian dollars. While some businesses may accept cryptocurrencies as payment, they are not commonly used to measure and compare prices. So, while cryptocurrencies can be used to make payments, currently their use as a means of payment is limited and they do not display the key characteristics of money. However, there is one type of digital currency that could be considered money which is digital currency issued by the central bank.
Is Algorand taxed in Australia
Yes. According to the Australian Government Taxation Office, cryptocurrencies are treated as property and subject to Capital Gains Tax (CGT). So, Crypto investors have to report capital gains and losses within their Income Tax Return, and pay Income Tax on any net gains. The percentage of Income Tax they pay is the same as the Personal Income Tax rate, starting only from earnings above $18,201. According to the mentioned guideline, the tax treatment of your crypto assets will typically depend on whether you are seen as an individual investor or a trader making a regular income. If you hold shares as an investor, your shares are assets and are subject to capital gains tax when you sell them. If you are a share trader, your shares are treated like trading stock in a business and your gains are treated as ordinary income.
After you've bought Algorand in Australia
By owning Algorand’s currency you would be able to: pay for transactions, purchase on-chain items such as NFTs, purchase goods and services, participate in DeFi as an investor, participate in governance, and earn rewards, secure proof-of-stake protocol among participation nodes, and even invest in order to gain profits.
Who can buy Algorand in Australia
Anyone. One of the safest and easiest ways to buy cryptocurrency in Australia is to seek out a registered exchange. Australia supports various payment services such as: Apple pay, Google pay, Credit Card, Debit Card, Bank Transfer and PayPal. Our exchange offers payments through the mentioned services using secure transactions while charging no exchange fees.
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Frequently asked questions
The Algorand blockchain network has benefited from global compatibility since its launch in 2019. Due to its instant transaction finalization and high TPS rate, the project has attracted the attention of governments, investors, industries and other major stakeholders in digital currencies. You can't really deny the team's background in technology and their expertise. This project is much closer than other projects in solving the triple problems of blockchain, i.e., scalability, security and decentralization. With the launch of the Algorand 2.0 network and its three key features: Algorand Standard Assets, Algorand Atomic Transfer, and Smart Contracts, there is more potential for locking value in the network.
According to the crypto asset transactions guide by the Australian Government, Capital Gains Tax should be considered when you dispose of your crypto asset. If you make a capital gain after a disposal, you may pay tax on it. A transaction involving a disposal takes place when you do any of the following: sell a crypto asset, gift a crypto asset, trade, exchange or swap a crypto asset for another crypto asset, convert a crypto asset to Australian or foreign currency (otherwise known as fiat currency), and buy goods or services with a crypto asset.
According to the crypto asset record keeping guide by the Australian Government, you must keep records of each of your crypto assets and every transaction, to work out whether you have made a capital gain or loss. For your crypto assets, you should keep: receipts when you buy, transfer or dispose of crypto assets, a record of the date of each transaction, a record of what the transaction is for and who the other party is (this can just be their crypto asset address), exchange records, a record of the value of the crypto asset in Australian dollars at the time of each transaction, records of agent, accountant and legal costs, digital wallet records and keys, a record of software costs that relate to managing your tax affairs.
There is no standard minimum amount you need to buy Algorand. This cryptocurrency is currently less than a dollar. Usually, your selected platform determines the amount you need to invest. You are allowed to start buying ALGO with the minimum amount of $10 through our exchange.
It is estimated that 0.9 million people, 3.4% of the total Australian population, currently own at least one form of cryptocurrency.
You also need a cryptocurrency wallet to keep your Algorand coins safe and secure. Nowadays, there are two main categories of wallets: software wallets and hardware wallets. The majority of software wallets are web-based and keep your cryptocurrency assets on your computer or smartphone. They frequently consist of third-party non-custodial wallets or exchange-based wallets. Using our exchange’s safe wallet, you can trade your ALGO easier and quicker. You should note that hardware wallets are viewed as more secure options than software wallets. As they are gadgets that encrypt and hold your digital assets offline.