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Litecoin has always been among the top 10 cryptocurrencies on the market. It entered the trading market in 2013 with a price of $4. At that time, the Litecoin price was equal to $0.03 Bitcoin. Litecoin experienced many ups and downs during its history. It reached $5 in November 2013 and stayed almost stable until March 2015, when its price suddenly dropped to $2. However, it could come to a higher price the same year and rise to $5.1. The fluctuations of Litecoin were 1 or 2 dollars lower or higher until it reached its peak price of $334 in 2017, which was a record. Litecoin fell to $34 in 2019 and again rose to $125 the same year. It has always shown that it could be a profitable investment if you buy it at the right time.
Litecoin's price was $78 in the late months of 2022. Its history shows that it could surprise its owners by rising to the highest price to dropping to its lowest. However, in every financial market, a price increase may have a price decrease so people can join the market again. Analysts have different opinions about the future of this coin. Most of them believe that Litecoin price may reach $270 in 2025. The next 5 years might be even better for LTC owners because most of the experts on this market expect Litecoin price to be around $1,450.85. However, you should always consider that these numbers are just predictions and are not %100 guaranteed. Therefore, frequently keep reading updates about the Litecoin market and price to ensure it’s the right time to buy or sell.
What is Litecoin ?
Litecoin is a peer-to-peer decentralized cryptocurrency that was launched in 2011. Thus, it is considered one of the earliest altcoins. Although Litecoin was inspired by Bitcoin, the main purpose of creating it was to complement Bitcoin and improve everyday use. Some of the problems that Litecoin aimed to solve were the cost and speed of transactions. Litecoin is almost 4 times cheaper, and the mining process is much quicker than Bitcoin. However, the transactions are smaller in size. Almost 14400 Litecoin tokens are mined daily. Like Bitcoin, Litecoin also uses a Proof-of-Work mechanism to verify and protect the transactions on its network.
Learn more on Litecoin official website.
Is Litecoin 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 Litecoin 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 Litecoin in Austria
Like any other currency, you can use LTC (Litecoin) to purchase something online. However, the company should accept this currency as a payment. Since Litecoin is a well-known crypto, you won’t have a problem finding companies and brands that support it. You can also transfer it from wallet to wallet with a P2P transaction. Buying Walmart or Amazon gift cards is also possible with Litecoin. Hence, if you buy this crypto and want to consume it, there are lots of ways you can spend LTC online.
Many people buy cryptocurrency as an investment. You can do the same with Litecoin. Buy it at a reasonable price and wait until it rises to a certain amount. It might seem risky, but the cryptocurrency world needs a higher risk tolerance. You can read the comments and predictions of top investors on the cryptocurrency market and learn how they think about the future of Litecoin. However, you should always know that all the predictions might not come true. Therefore, try to analyze the market and consider your risk tolerance. Especially if you are a beginner, start with a low amount of money so you won’t lose if the investment wasn’t as profitable as you had considered.
Who can buy Litecoin 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
Many crypto experts and analysts believe that Litecoin’s price might be surprisingly high in the long future. However, in the short term, you might also see a good rise. Furthermore, Litecoin is a trusted and reliable crypto that you can use in many ways. Therefore, more and more stores and companies will accept this coin in the future. That shows you might not lose your money by buying LTC.
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.
Ethereum is considered the second generation of blockchains, which was supposed to perform better than Bitcoin. Therefore, it is more technologically advanced and attracts more investors to the market. Therefore, Ethereum is considered a better cryptocurrency.
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.
Charlie Lee is the brain behind creating Litecoin. Charlie, known as Chocobo, was a former Google engineer and one of the first Bitcoin analysts. He designed the Litecoin network to solve the problems that the Bitcoin network had. However, he didn’t claim that Litecoin is supposed to compete with Bitcoin.