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Is BCH a good investment in Austria?
Bitcoin Cash crypto (known as BCH) was released in 2017 with an initial price of $440. At the very beginning, BCH surprised everyone with its price rise to $621 in only a few months. Surprisingly, BCH set a record for the all-time highest price of $2,940 in December of the same year. It was shocking for BCH owners because, in less than a year, their investment had delivered almost 6 times the profit. However, 2018 wasn’t that good for people who decided to invest in BCH at the end of 2017, because every month the price dropped until it reached $81 per token in December of 2018. The next year wasn’t so fluctuating for BCH and almost passed with a stable price between $300 to $400. The same happened in 2020. In 2021, the BCH price again climbed and reached $1,454 per coin, and became a highly profitable investment for its owners.
BCH had ups and downs, like any other cryptocurrency. It had shown many times that it could be a profitable investment. However, no one knows what may happen to its future. Therefore, when you want to purchase this coin, you may wonder if it will be a good investment. To answer this question, you need to check several things to understand if BCH might be on growth or may fall. One of them is BCH price predictions. Crypto analysts and experts analyze the performance of crypto and other factors to forecast its future. Most analysts believe BCH's price might reach $2000 by 2030, which means it may be a good long-term investment.
What is Bitcoin Cash ?
Bitcoin Cash was released in 2017 as a hard fork of Bitcoin, which means it was split from the original protocol to solve the problems regarding scalability, low speed, and high fees that Bitcoin had. Bitcoin Cash is technically and structurally similar to Bitcoin, but it can pack 4 to 8 times larger data into each block. It can also process 116 transactions per second, which means blocks are bigger, and yet the speed is higher compared to Bitcoin. Furthermore, due to its fees, Bitcoin wasn’t suitable for everyday purchases anymore. Thus, Bitcoin Cash was created as an alternative to Bitcoin for everyday use.
Is Bitcoin Cash legal to buy in Austria
In Austria, cryptocurrency is accepted as an intangible asset. According to Global Legal Insight website, there is no specific regulation against buying or trading crypto in this country. Therefore, it is considered legal. However, the country’s financial authorities announced in 2020 that it has set a fine of up to 200,000 Euro for individuals or businesses related to cryptocurrency who don’t follow anti-money-laundry laws. By 2022, almost 2% of Austrians had at least one cryptocurrency as their digital assets. They also have stated in the digital currency laws in Austria that these cryptocurrencies are not considered a means of payment or supported by this body. Businesses related to digital currencies must obtain a license from the financial organization.
Is Bitcoin Cash taxed in Austria
According to the Federal Ministry, Republic of Austria Finance, dgital currencies are exempt from value-added tax (VAT). But, if these cryptocurrencies are used as a payment method or in exchange for a product, they will be taxed and dealt with according to the laws of payment instruments.
Crypto tax laws were reformed on March 1, 2022. Previously, crypto owners in Austria only had to pay income tax on short-term crypto gains. This means that if they sold, spent or traded the cryptocurrency in less than a year, they would have to pay income tax. But if they kept this digital currency for more than a year, even if they made a profit by selling it, they would not pay any tax. New laws changed this situation. From now on, all crypto transactions will be subject to a 27.5% tax rate, whether the crypto owner sells it for less than a year or holds it for a long time. However, the new rules only apply to coins purchased after February 28, 2021. Any digital currency purchased before this date will be operated with the previous rules.
After you've bought Bitcoin Cash in Austria
BCH is a transactional coin, which means it can be used to purchase goods, as payment, exchange, or anything you use the money for. Therefore, BCH is somehow equal to your cash, but in your e-wallet. Furthermore, Bitcoin Cash supports smart contracts. Hence, people can use BCH to create smart contracts on this network.
Like other cryptocurrencies, BCH can be used as an investment. In the past, BCH has shown that it could be a profitable investment for its holders. However, nothing is guaranteed for the future. If you want to keep BCH as an investment, it is recommended to check different things, read its white paper, check the news about the cryptocurrency world, or follow top investors on social media to know their opinion. In the end, remember that anything might affect the future of crypto. Therefore, check new regulations and BCH price of the day to have a better perspective on the future of this coin.
Who can buy Bitcoin Cash in Austria
Everyone can buy cryptocurrency in Austria. However, people need to have a valid identity and bank account while buying cryptocurrency on any exchange. They will be authenticated, then they can start buying coins. Although people can buy cryptocurrency anonymously, it is not recommended to people, especially beginners because it is not a secure way of buying cryptocurrency, and people will be more prone to be hacked or losing their assets. If you want to buy cryptocurrency in Austria, sign up on Blocktrade and select the coin you want to buy. It is a safe and cheap way of purchasing cryptocurrency in Austria.
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Frequently asked questions
Most investors still prefer BTC over BCH because Bitcoin is more popular and known by people. Furthermore, for people who want to spend their coins, more markets are accepting BTC. Therefore, most people might think that buying Bitcoin is better than Bitcoin Cash. However, if you want to keep your coins as an investment, it is better to compare the price and news about both to find out which one to invest in.
Lots of exchanges are available in Austria that support lots of cryptocurrencies. You can easily find the right platform for buying your preferred coin. Blocktrade is one of the best exchanges regulated in the EU. You can find several coins on this exchange and trade with zero fees.
There is no rule against buying, investing in, selling or even mining cryptocurrency in Austria.
No one can tell you if a coin will be profitable in the future. It depends on many considerations. However, since Bitcoin Cash is a fork of Bitcoin, and even has better performance, it will probably be more usable in the future. Therefore, as long as cryptocurrency exists, Bitcoin Cash will be there.
It is allowed to buy and sell cryptocurrency in Austria, but you need to know that this country has strict rules against money laundering. Therefore, check the rules to prevent any fines regarding selling crypto.You can sell your coins on the BlockTrade exchange easily and quickly.
Many exchanges support Bitcoin Cash and let you purchase via debit or master card. One of them is BlockTrade, an exchange regulated in the EU that accepts many coins. You can do trading without any fee on this exchange. Thus, it will be the cheapest exchange you can find to buy BCH.