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Is OMG a good investment in Australia?
OMG was released in 2017 with an initial price of $0.53. It rose to $11.38 in September 2017 and started 2018 with a surprise. At the beginning of the year, OMG reached its all-time highest price of $28.35. Although it fell quickly, it was still a wonderful profit for people who had bought this coin one year earlier. 2018 didn’t end well, because OMG's price dropped to $1.25 in December. It also experienced two years of recession in 2019 and 2020. However, it seems that these years were a great time to buy OMG as a long-term investment because in 2021 it rose to $20 and became a profitable investment again. OMG price passed 2022 with almost a stable price and ended the year at $1.02.
How well might OMG perform in the future? Will its price grow again? These are the questions that no one can answer. But people who want to buy OMG would like to know if their investment might be profitable. Since the cryptocurrency market is volatile, the future is not predictable. However, analysts and crypto experts usually give price predictions based on technical and fundamental analysis of a coin. What they predict about the future of OMG is not bad. Some of them believe OMG's price would rise to $13 by 2026, and it might reach $30 by 2030.
What is OMG ?
The OMG network is an Ethereum-based centralized payment system that supports different digital assets. It uses the Proof-of-Stake protocol to secure staking on its platform. The company was founded in 2013 and is called OmiseGo. Then its blockchain was launched in 2017, and the company rebranded to OMG network in 2020. The main goal of the OMG network is to facilitate the transfer of assets from different e-wallets. Its vision is also to speed up transaction time and reduce transaction fees. OmiseGo or OMG project allows users to create a wallet on their blockchain; In fact, this cryptocurrency is a software development kit (SDK).
Is OMG 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 OMG 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 OMG in Australia
OMG is mainly usable on the OMG platform as a utility token. People can use this coin for staking or to pay transaction fees. It is not used to pay for services or payments outside the platform.
On the other hand, for investors, the usage of a coin is the least important factor because they want to buy the coin and sell it in the future. However, coin use also can impact its price. Therefore, don’t underestimate it. If you want to keep OMG coins as an investment, read all about its past, predictions for the future, and the updates that might happen to its network. You can also follow crypto experts on social media to know their opinion and comments about OMG. In the end, if you have bought OMG and kept it in a safe and protected wallet, always check the price of the day to find the right time to sell. It is recommended the beginners start with a minimum amount and consider an exit point for their investment to avoid any loss.
Who can buy OMG 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 OMG coin is available on most exchanges. You can buy OMG coins on the Blocktrade exchange at the most affordable price. Since you don’t need to pay an extra amount as a processing fee on this exchange, buying OMG would be more cost-effective for you.
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.
The OMG network is a Thailand-based company founded in 2013. Vasana Chatikavanij joined OmiseGo in 2017 after spending 7 years at the World Bank. After two years, he was elected as the CEO of the company.
It is estimated that 0.9 million people, 3.4% of the total Australian population, currently own at least one form of cryptocurrency.
The future of cryptocurrency is not predictable. However, experts believe OMG coin has a bright long-term future. As a future investor, you should still be aware of what's happening to the market so that you can make a better decision about buying and selling your coins.