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Binance Coin (BNB) was introduced and launched in July 2017 at the initial coin launch event. At the time of launch, each coin was sold for 15 cents. Binance was able to raise a total of around $15 million from this ICO. The value of Binance's native coin, BNB, has increased significantly over time as a result of the company's explosive growth in the cryptocurrency sector.
The price of BNB cryptocurrency in US dollars increased gradually at first, staying below $50 between 2017 and the beginning of 2021. BNB tokens’ high price record reached $24.71 (in January 2018) during the 2017 to 2018 crypto market bull run. Later, in May 2021, the entire cryptocurrency market experienced a significant uptrend, with some cryptocurrencies setting new all-time highs. As a result, on May 10, 2021, the price of BNB increased from under $50 to an all-time high of $690.93, a 460520 percent rise from its price at the time of the ICO. Additionally, BNB was valued at over $100 billion at the time. By the start of 2023, BNB has been trading between about $245 to $310. Some crypto experts believe that BNB has an outstanding potential to reach new heights. They predicted that it could reach about $1,047 by 2025. In spite of all that, this information is not aiming to act as a buying signal or a financial advice. We encourage you to do your research regarding the crypto market movements and even consulting with a professional before attempting to invest in cryptocurrency.
What is Binance Coin ?
Binance Coin (BNB) is a cryptocurrency that can be used for trading and payment on the Binance platform. This digital currency was first created on the Ethereum network with the purpose of paying transaction fees in the Binance exchange. But in a short time, it moved to its native blockchain, Binance Chain. Binance Chain network was optimized for super-fast transactions. To achieve this goal, the Binance Chain network had to balance between different categories. One of these cases was flexibility in terms of programmability. Therefore, introducing Binance Smart Chain, known as BSC, changed this situation.
In February 2022, Binance’s two main blockchains, Binance Chain and Binance Smart Chain, were grouped together and called the BNB Chain. Binance Coin (BNB) digital currency then was set as a native and exclusive digital currency of the BNB network. This altcoin is based on the ERC-20 standard and follows the same rules governing the Ethereum blockchain. This digital currency makes the Binance Blockchain benefit from the stability and safety of the Ethereum and other Blockchain networks. Also, this digital currency is well protected from theft and has low costs due to its initial creation in the Ethereum network.
Is Binance Coin 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 Binance Coin 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 Binance Coin in Australia
At first, BNB was used to support the Binance exchange's development and marketing with the money raised from it. Binance Coin (BNB) today facilitates discounted crypto trading on Binance in addition to providing holders with access to the launchpad of the exchange and a number of other goods and services. Besides, nowadays Binance Coin is similar to other digital assets in the market from a general point of view. It is a form of digital asset that can increase in value based on user usage and transactions. Users can also hold BNB like other cryptocurrencies in compatible wallets and send and receive this asset directly.
Who can buy Binance Coin 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
Binance Coin is worth buying due to some of its unique usages compared to other cryptocurrencies and its offering of great features that other coins don't have yet. For example, the Binance Visa card project could greatly increase the adoption of BNB. Since it converts BNB cryptocurrency into fiat when used for payment, this special feature could make BNB more popular. Also, this digital asset has a very high volume of daily transactions. However, perhaps the best value of Binance Coin these days is that it could eventually replace Ethereum because it is cheaper. With Ethereum fees increasing in February 2021, many developers have switched to the Binance Smart Network (BSC), leading to an increase of BNB value.
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.
Our exchange allows you to buy BNB with a minimum order size of $10. You can complete your BNB token purchase using various payment methods provided by our exchange. Choose whichever suits you best and proceed your Binance Coin investment easily.
It is estimated that 0.9 million people, 3.4% of the total Australian population, currently own at least one form of cryptocurrency.
There are several ways to keep your BNB investment safe: One of the most effective ways is to store them in a hardware wallet, which is a physical device that securely stores your private keys. Additionally, you can use a software wallet, which is a digital wallet that can be stored on your computer or mobile device. Plus, our exchange provides a user-friendly personal online wallet that offers additional features and is easily connected to multiple trading options for BNB cryptocurrency, making your trading experience more efficient.