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Is LINK a good investment in Australia?
LINK crypto was released in 2017 with an initial price of $0.11. Its price didn’t have a salient change until mid-2019 when it finally could reach $1 per token and continued to grow and ended the year with a price of $4. 2020 was more surprising for this coin because it could mount up to $14 and become a wonderful investment for its owners. LINK could reach its highest price of $37 in February 2021. Although it might seem that LINK didn’t have a great beginning, its price suddenly surprised everyone. However, 2022 wasn’t a great year for this crypto because the LINK price dropped to $19.60 in January, and ended the year at $7.
Like many cryptocurrencies, LINK also had fluctuations. People who want to invest in this crypto would like to know if it will end up profitable. No one knows the answer to this question, but some factors can help investors decide on buying this crypto. One of them is LINK price predictions. Some crypto analysts believe that LINK price may continue to fall until 2027, but then it might increase to $70 and may continue to grow and be around $169 in the next ten years. Therefore, they expect LINK to be a good long-term investment. However, predictions are just some expectations that might not come true. It is better to check the news about this crypto, read its whitepaper, and investigate the price of the day to decide whether it is the best time to buy LINK.
What is Chainlink ?
Chainlink is a decentralized oracle network announced in 2017. It runs on the Ethereum blockchain and is used to support advanced smart contracts. Generally, smart contracts are automated agreements on blockchain. But, sometimes, they need to connect to the real world to make some processes possible. Chainlink makes this possible and acts like a bridge between blockchains and external data sources or what is known as off-chain.
Is Chainlink 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 Chainlink 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 Chainlink in Australia
LINK coin is mainly used on the Chainlink network as a payment fee or for voting on different processes. It can’t be used as a payment method outside this network. Therefore, it is not possible to use it as a real currency to purchase goods or transfer money. However, this might be possible in the future. You can trade or swap the LINK coins with Eth or XRP and then use it to purchase goods or even use it in gaming or other processes.
Meanwhile, most people buy a cryptocurrency for investment. In this case, the usage is not that important because you only need to keep your coins in a wallet and wait until the right time to sell. Investment needs you to be aware of the crypto market and check the coin price every day. If you are new to this world, we recommend you choose an exit point for your investment. Thus, if the price of LINK reaches that amount, you can easily sell it to get a profit. In the end, we also suggest investing as much as you can afford to lose because cryptocurrencies are volatile, and nothing is predictable in this world.
Who can buy Chainlink 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 Chainlink network is one of the first networks that make it possible to link blockchain with off-chain or the world outside of the blockchain. Therefore, it is very useful, especially when working with advanced smart contracts. It is believed that this network and its coin will act as well in the future.
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.
LINK tokens are available on most exchanges. Blocktrade is one of the exchanges that support this crypto. This exchange has the lowest trading fee and is regulated in the EU. Therefore, you can simply sign up on this exchange and buy the crypto you want.
It is estimated that 0.9 million people, 3.4% of the total Australian population, currently own at least one form of cryptocurrency.
Sergey Nazarov, a Russian entrepreneur is the founder of Chainlin and Steve Ellis is the CTO at this company. The headquarters of Chainlink is in the Cayman Islands.