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The main network of Celo (Mainnet) was launched in April 2020. Celo protocol is an open source, decentralized and distributed blockchain network. The purpose of this network is to create an environment for the development and launch of decentralized applications (DApps) compatible with smartphones. Cello's goal is for every user anywhere in the world to be able to access financial services, in order to transfer money to their contacts and buy goods through a smartphone. In the Celo protocol, there is the ability to develop and deploy smart contracts. The codes of these smart contracts are fully compatible with Ethereum virtual machines. The codes used in the design of the Celo blockchain network architecture are also similar to the Ethereum network codes. However, Celo is a completely separate network from Ethereum.
This network uses ‘zero knowledge proof’ technology and digital signature to optimize its capabilities even in weak connection conditions. In this way, very secure and extremely fast synchronization between smartphones and the Celo network is possible. This means that even users who use weak internet, low bandwidth, expensive services and cheap and old mobile phones can use Celo-based applications.
What is Celo ?
Currently, Celo network uses two native tokens or crypto assets in its network. One of them is CELO. CELO is the symbol for the cryptocurrency Celo. The symbol CELO is frequently utilized on trading platforms to identify the Celo currency. By searching for CELO on our exchange, you may quickly access information about this cryptocurrency.
Read more about this coin on Celo's official website.
Is Celo 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 Celo 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 Celo in Australia
CELO cryptocurrency plays a crucial role in the advancement of the Celo platform's ecosystem by aligning the incentives of all stakeholders. It serves as a beneficial asset to the Celo community as it can be used for transactions, reserves, staking, and governance. In addition, CELO holders can use the token to fund community-driven projects that align with the Celo network's mission of financial inclusion.
Who can buy Celo 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
CELO platform aims to bring financial services to people who are underbanked or unbanked. CELO’s worthwhile proposition lies in its focus on financial inclusion and its aim to bring economic empowerment to people who are currently excluded from the traditional financial system. By providing a secure and user-friendly platform for financial services, CELO aims to make it easier for people in developing countries to access the financial tools and resources they need to improve their financial well-being. Additionally, the CELO platform is designed to be highly scalable and flexible, which allows developers to build and deploy a wide range of financial dApps quickly and easily. This could lead to a vibrant ecosystem of financial services built on the CELO platform, which could increase demand for the CELO cryptocurrency and drive its value higher over time.
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.
On our exchange, the minimum purchase amount for CELO is $10. You also have the option to use various payment methods to complete the transaction. Once the purchase is complete, the CELO units will be visible in your cryptocurrency assets list.
It is estimated that 0.9 million people, 3.4% of the total Australian population, currently own at least one form of cryptocurrency.
Protecting your CELO investment is crucial, and there are several ways to do so. Keeping your private keys offline makes storing your CELO in a hardware wallet one of the safest options. You can also use a common method of keeping crypto investments which is known as the software wallet, a digital wallet that you can store on your computer or mobile device. Also, in order to make trading for CELO cryptocurrency more practical, our exchange also provides a secure private online wallet with extra features and simple access to numerous trading options.