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Is FTM a good investment in Australia?
FTM (Fantom) is a cryptocurrency that was first introduced in 2018. The price of Fantom in the ICO was $ 0.04 and the token sale ended on June 17, 2018. Since then, FTM's value has risen 11.88 times compared to the US Dollar, increased by a factor of 3.61 when compared to Ethereum, and gone up 3.26 times versus Bitcoin. FTM's price was initially listed on various cryptocurrency exchanges in late 2018 at a price of around $0.03. Over the next year, FTM's price remained relatively stable and only saw slight fluctuations. In 2020, FTM's price started to gain traction as more people became aware of the project's innovative technology and growing partnerships. By the end of the year, FTM's price had increased to around $0.18, a six-fold increase from its initial price. In early 2021, FTM's price continued to soar as demand for the token increased. At its peak in April 2021, FTM's price had reached an all-time high of $0.66. Therefore, Fantom's best year was 2021, when the price of FTM rose 13,172.55% from $0.016957 to $2.25. The average annual growth of Fantom over the past 6 years has been 2,630.02%. In the year 2022, the whole crypto market was experiencing difficulties. Even the biggest and most popular cryptocurrencies were dropping dramatically but again, by the start of 2023, the prices are showing positive rises eventually. Many experts have predicted a good future for the FTM token as they forecasted the price would hit the $6.40 mark by 2025. Please keep in mind that this is not meant to be taken as a buying signal. It is recommended for you to research information on the crypto market and receive professional advice from the market experts before attempting to invest in FTM cryptocurrency.
What is Fantom ?
Fantom is a smart contract platform based on directed acyclic graph (DAG) technology that provides developers with decentralized financial services (DeFi). By using its proprietary consensus algorithm, Fantom aims to solve problems related to smart contract platforms, especially transaction speed. According to the Fantom developers, they have been able to reduce the transaction time to less than two seconds. The Fantom Foundation, which oversees the launch of Fantom products, was established in 2018, and the launch of the platform's main network, Opera, dates back to December 2019.
As an open source, customizable and scalable platform that is developed to overcome the limitations of previous generation blockchain networks, Fantom’s main goal is to build a better and more efficient future and to create an infrastructure in order to help people improve their quality of life through the latest developments in the world of technology. Fantom is part of the digital revolution, with its influence on all aspects of life, including: the adoption of digital assets on a global scale, digital economy and payments, as well as digital identity and medical records.
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Is Fantom 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 Fantom 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 Fantom in Australia
By using your FTM (Fantom) crypto tokens, you can engage in the following activities: You can have transactions done: FTM is used as a medium of trade for goods and services within the Fantom network. You can use it in Staking: FTM can be staked so that you can participate in the network’s consensus mechanism and earn rewards. Governance: you as an FTM holder, can participate in the governance of the network by voting on protocol upgrades and other important decisions. Dapps: FTM can be used as a means of exchange within decentralized applications built on the Fantom network so the future of FTM owners is bright in regards to the wide-spread usage of Dapp technology.
Who can buy Fantom 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
There are several reasons that make FTM tokens valuable. These factors are: Utility: FTM tokens are used as a means of payment within the ecosystem, to access products and services. Demand: As the usage and adoption of the platform increases, demand for FTM tokens also increases, leading to an increase in value. Scarcity: FTM tokens have a limited supply, making them scarce, which can drive up their value. Governance: FTM tokens give holders the right to participate in the platform’s decision-making processes, such as proposals for protocol upgrades and new feature developments. Network effects: As more users and developers join the platform, the value of the network grows, driving up the value of FTM tokens.
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.
For the purpose of buying Fantom tokens, there is no set minimum price officially. The minimum order amount to purchase FTM on our exchange is $10. There are as well numerous payment methods available for your consideration.
It is estimated that 0.9 million people, 3.4% of the total Australian population, currently own at least one form of cryptocurrency.
Get a safe and reliable wallet if you want to store your FTM tokens a bit more securely. The Fantom Wallet, which can be accessed via their website, would be the ideal substitute. As far as the Fantom ecosystem is concerned, the organization promotes the wallet as the most secure and reliable way to keep your FTM. These types of wallets can be downloaded on your computer, tablet, or phone. In addition, our exchange also provides a secure digital wallet with added features and convenient access to a variety of trading options and payment methods, which will make your trading experience easier.