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Is Sol a good investment in Australia?
To decide if buying solana is a good investment, first, take a look at its history. The official token of Solana, called SOL, was released in April 2020 with a price of $0.79 per coin. In only one year, its price mounted to $260 in November 2021. It was one of the most profitable investments for people who had bought this coin at its debut. However, like any other coin on the market, Solana had fluctuations too. Although it couldn’t reach higher than $260, it became stable for a while at the price of $30 in 2022. Solana had a drop to $12 in November 2022.
Although no one can guarantee a positive future for any cryptocurrency, many experts believe that the updates on the Solana roadmap may affect its future. Analysts have predicted the future of Solana for upcoming years and believe this coin may reach $70 by the end of 2030. Most of the experts in this field also claim it is better to think about a long-term investment while buying Solana. However, you should be aware that any incident may affect the future of a coin. Therefore, if you are a beginner in this world, it’s recommended to avoid putting all your money on a coin.
What is Solana ?
Solana is the name of the blockchain created in 2017. Very soon after its release, it became one of the fastest blockchain networks with 2700 transactions per second. This feature made Solana very popular among people in the cryptocurrency world. To make the network more efficient, like the Cardano network, Solana also uses the proof-of-stake (PoS) technology, which also helps the network become more sustainable and scalable than the previous blockchains. Fast transactions, low fees, and low environmental impact are the benefits of the Solana blockchain.
Is Solana 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 Solana 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 Solana in Australia
Like any other coin in the cryptocurrency world, there are lots of ways you can consume your coins. You can use SOL to purchase something on the internet; nevertheless, the seller should accept your coin. Therefore, if you want to use SOL coins to buy something, check the brands and companies that support SOL. Additionally, you can trade your coins with an NFT. If you don’t want to spend your SOL tokens, you can keep them as an investment. SOL is assumed to be a great long-term investment.
Meanwhile, since the cryptocurrency world is so volatile, it’s better to consider an exit point for your investment. It can be a price that you consider the right price for selling the coin. Moreover, you should always keep an eye on the price of SOL, read its whitepapers, and check what experts and analysts say about it on their social media.
Who can buy Solana 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
Like any other cryptocurrency, you can use Solana coins to trade different things on the internet, purchase products, play online games, or keep the coins for future sale as an investment.
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.
You can select an exchange wallet to buy Solana. The process is straightforward and depends on the wallet you choose. Normally, you should sign up and create an account on an exchange like Blocktrade, then start buying SOL.
It is estimated that 0.9 million people, 3.4% of the total Australian population, currently own at least one form of cryptocurrency.
On the list of the fastest cryptocurrencies, Bitgert is the fastest blockchain. However, that doesn’t mean Bitgert is better than Solana, there are other factors that you need to consider while buying a crypto.