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Ethereum Classic (ETC) is a cryptocurrency that was created in July 2016 and as of 24th July 2016, its price was $0.752354. It then reached the $1 mark for the first time in July 2016 and in its first year of trading, the price of ETC fluctuated between $1 and $5. The ETC coin price reached the $10 mark for the first time in May 2017 and later that year, the price of ETC began to rise rapidly, reaching an all-time high of around $45 in December. 2018 and 2019 did not bring luck to ETC as its price was falling to around $5 by the end of 2019, but again by 2020, the price of ETC began to rise again, reaching a new all-time high of around $20 in August 2020. Ethereum Classic crypto price reached the $50 mark for the first time in April 2021 and then by May of that same year, the price rose again, reaching another new all-time high of around $70. ETC continued to experience a bullish market in 2021 as its value reached the $100 mark for the first time and touched its all-time high price of $176.16. Just as the overall market price fluctuates from time to time, 2022 was not an impressive year for many cryptocurrencies on the market and ETC was not an exception. But as 2023 started, the crypto market began to rise again and as a result ETC is also experiencing positive movements as it has been trading around the $20 mark and higher by the start of 2023. According to some crypto experts on the market, ETC price is forecasted to be worth around $107 in 2025. But note that before entering the crypto market, it's recommended to educate yourself and learn about the technology behind cryptocurrencies, their use cases, and the market. Also, this is by no means a financial advice. You should read up on the history and economics of different cryptocurrencies and discuss the market with a professional.
What is Ethereum Classic ?
Ethereum Classic is a decentralized blockchain platform that allows people to build and use decentralized applications (DApps) that run on the blockchain. Like Bitcoin, no one controls and owns this network. Ethereum Classic is an open-source project and uses smart contracts that are managed by its community around the world. Unlike the Bitcoin protocol, ETC is designed to be adaptable and flexible; Therefore, it is easy to create new applications on the platform of Ethereum Classic. After the infamous DAO hack, the Ethereum Foundation implemented a new version of the Ethereum main net on July 20, 2016 with controversial events. In the new version, the hacked DAO was completely erased from the blockchain history. The Ethereum Foundation registered a new brand name and chose the code ETH. The old version also continued to work under the name of Ethereum Classic (ETC). It can be said that Ethereum is a fork of Ethereum Classic.
Ethereum Classic followed the original rules of the network and maintained the Ethereum line of thought. The people who continued ETC were defenders of the immutability of the blockchain and opposed Ethereum forks with the slogan "code is law". Since the creation of the project, many improvements have been made to the Ethereum Classic network. The main goal of this project is to become a global payment network using smart contracts. Contracts that operate without centralized governance. In addition, Ethereum Classic wants the network's coin to become a currency for storing value and the implementation of trading.
Learn more on Ethereum Classic official website.
Is Ethereum Classic 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 Ethereum Classic 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 Ethereum Classic in Austria
Ethereum Classic token is used as a store of value and as a medium of exchange in the same way as other cryptocurrencies, it is an instrument to implement digital transactions and it can be used to pay for goods and services or be traded on cryptocurrency exchanges. Additionally, ETC can be used to develop decentralized applications on the Ethereum Classic blockchain.
Who can buy Ethereum Classic 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
ETC (Ethereum Classic) is valuable for several reasons, including: It is a decentralized platform for building decentralized applications (Dapps) and executing smart contracts. It has a strong community of developers and users who are committed to its success. It offers a fast, secure, and affordable way to transfer value and execute complex transactions. It has a limited supply, which is a factor that influences its value and scarcity.
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.
There is no established minimum amount assigned for purchasing Ankr. On our exchange, the minimum order size for buying ANKR is $10. Also, you have a variety of payment options to choose from. The transaction will be completed and displayed on your portfolio of cryptocurrency assets.
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.
To keep your Ethereum Classic investment safe, you can follow these steps: Store your private key in a secure, offline location. Enable two-factor authentication on your account. Regularly backup your wallet and avoid downloading unknown software or clicking on suspicious links. Make sure to use a reputable cryptocurrency wallet that supports Ethereum Classic. For this, our exchange also provides a secure digital wallet with added features and convenient access to a variety of trading options, simplifying your trading experience.