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Is MKR a good investment in Australia?
Maker coin (MKR) was created in 2015 but officially released to the market in January 2017 with a price of $22.10. It didn’t have many fluctuations until August of the same year when it suddenly reached $288 and continued to grow until it ended the year with a price of $959. That was a surprisingly profitable investment for someone in only one year. The first months of 2018 were even better for Maker owners because its price mounted up to $1,369.99, which was again a record for this token. But it didn’t last long, and the MKR price dropped and ended the year at $449. 2019 and 2020 passed with almost stable prices between $500-$700. MKR again surprised the market in 2021 and reached its highest price of $4,341 in April. For the second time, Maker showed its holders that it could be a profitable investment if they have more tolerance.
The price of Maker coin was shocking all these years and always seemed to be a good investment. But it doesn’t mean it will be a %100 good investment in the future. If you want to invest in this token, MKR price predictions may be helpful, especially for beginners. But you should still read more about its news and experts' opinions the moment you decide to purchase this coin. Crypto analysts and experts expect MKR price to reach $6,000 by 2025. They believe its price could rise to $40,000 in the next ten years. Therefore, they think buying Maker tokens might be a good investment. However, predictions are just predictions, and the future might not be exactly the same as these expectations.
What is Maker ?
Maker is an open-source Ethereum-based blockchain created in August 2015. It is known as one of the most popular and oldest Ethereum-based platforms available. The Maker project is known as MakerDAO, which is an open-source project whose operation is based on the Decentralized Independent Organization (DAO) system. A DAO is considered an organization that is defined based on clear and codified rules, the control of this organization is in the hands of its members. Maker was created as a lending platform. People can use Ether as collateral in a smart contract called Collateralized Debt Position (CDP) to create DAI stable coin through MakerDAO.
Learn more on MakerDAO official website.
Is Maker 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 Maker 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 Maker in Australia
Maker coin (MKR) is mostly used as a governance token. MKR holders can propose upgrades to the system, leverage collateral assets, create smart contracts, or simply use their coins as payment for purchasing something online or inside games. DAI coins can be used in the same manner, but since their price is stable, it is not considered an option for investment. However, MKR can still be used as an investment because its price changes over time. People who want to keep this digital asset as an investment should check different factors, from its history to MKR price predictions; there are many things you need to consider while buying Maker coins as an investment.
Who can buy Maker 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 Maker coins have experienced many ups and downs during its history, but most of the time it was considered a good investment. Most experts and analysts also predict a bright future for this token.
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.
Almost 100 exchanges support MKR tokens. Since they may have different fees, check their information and find the right exchange. We can suggest you the Blocktrade exchange which doesn’t contain any trading fee.
It is estimated that 0.9 million people, 3.4% of the total Australian population, currently own at least one form of cryptocurrency.
The MakerDAO protocol was founded by Rune Christensen. After being introduced to Bitcoin in 2011, Christensen sold his business and invested in Bitcoin, then became interested in stablecoins and eventually founded MakerDAO.