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Is KSM a good investment in Estonia?
Kusama was released in 2019 with an initial price of $1.71. It experienced a price drop very soon after its release, but it never dropped less than $1. Kusama crypto owners might have been disappointed with this price, but 2020 was a surprising year for them because the Kusama price suddenly mounted to $14 in July and ended the year at the price of $60. The Kusama price continued to rise until May 2021, when it reached its highest record of $624.78. That shows how profitable Kusama was in only two years. Kusama had many fluctuations in 2022 and dropped to $28 at the end of the year.
The history of Kusama shows it was a profitable investment. However, it won’t guarantee its profitability in the future. Therefore, you need to check other factors to decide if Kusama is a good investment. One thing that can help you have a broader overview of the future of this coin is checking the price predictions that are made by analysts and crypto experts. Most of them believe Kusama might have good days to come, and its price may go up to $225 by 2025. They also predict that in the long-term it might rise more and mount to $600 again by 2030. However, you should notice that these are just predictions. Your decisions shouldn’t be only on these numbers. Check the news about Kusama the day you decide to purchase it.
What is Kusama ?
Kusama is a decentralized cryptocurrency network created in 2019. The main purpose of creating such a network was to enable developers to have their dedicated blockchain on this network. It means the Kusama network is a platform for developers to test the projects that are going to run or implement on the Polkadot network. That’s why Kusama is known as the “Canary of Polkadot network.” Although the codes of both look the same, Kusama is much faster than Dot (Polkadot). Kusama and Polkadot are two completely separate networks that work in parallel. One of the benefits of this network is that users can vote for changes on the platform.
Is Kusama legal to buy in Estonia
Estonia was among the first countries that legalized cryptocurrency and related economic activities. It was in November 2017 when a law was introduced that accepted cryptocurrency as a payment method to keep up with the development of technology. Therefore, activities such as mining, crypto investment, adding cryptocurrency to a company balance sheet, and even establishing a cryptocurrency exchange or wallet are allowed in this country.
Is Kusama taxed in Estonia
According to the Estonia Tax and Customs Board, cryptocurrency trading contains taxes in Estonia. People who buy cryptocurrency should pay tax in case of trading, converting to fiat, or paying the crypto to purchase something. They should declare all the transactions they have with cryptocurrency because the income from mining or trading any crypto is considered the business income of a person, which is included in the tax rules in Estonia.
The tax report should be declared once a year in March. Generally, if you keep the cryptocurrency as an investment and don’t do anything to it, you won’t need to pay taxes. For example, if you have kept the coins in a wallet for the whole year, you won’t need to mention it in your tax report. Only the profit you gain from selling or trading crypto is taxed. However, if you sell crypto at a lower price than you bought, you won’t need to pay tax for it. Only the profits from selling crypto are reported. Therefore, even if cryptocurrency assets are not tangible assets like a car or a house, that doesn’t bother tax authorities. The tax rate is 20% in Estonia.
After you've bought Kusama in Estonia
Most people buy cryptocurrencies to keep them as an investment. Kusama is not an exception. You can keep them in a secure wallet and sell them whenever their price rises. However, this is not as simple as it is in theory. You need to check its price every day to make sure it is growing or find out when it is the right time to sell. If you are a beginner in this world, we suggest you invest as much as you can afford to lose because the cryptocurrency world is volatile and unpredictable. Furthermore, it is better to consider an exit point for your investment to avoid losing money in case the coin didn’t do as well as you thought.
As mentioned earlier, investment is not the only thing you can do with Kusama coins. KSM is a governance token; KSM owners can use their coins to validate the network, vote on changes on the platform, and nominate validators. In addition, the KSM cryptocurrency can be used for linking to support new parachains.
Who can buy Kusama in Estonia
Anyone can buy cryptocurrency in Estonia. Since cryptocurrency is taxed in Estonia, buying it requires you to prepare a couple of things including a passport or a national ID, a mobile phone to verify your identity, a bank account to make fiat currency deposits, and a crypto wallet to store your assets. However, that may depend on the exchange you use. Exchanges in Estonia ask you to verify your identity and address as part of the Know Your Customer (KYC) process. You can buy cryptocurrency anonymously too, but you should use other exchanges that might not be as user-friendly or secure as the ones that have been verified legally.
One secure and user-friendly way to buy cryptocurrency in Estonia is via Blocktrade exchange. This exchange doesn’t have any trading fees, and you can find a wide range of cryptocurrencies to buy here. You only need to sign up on the website, verify your account, and then start buying coins.
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Frequently asked questions
Many analysts have predicted a bright future for Kusama. They believe its price may rise, and it could be a good investment for people who buy it when the price is dropped. Its history also shows it was a profitable investment before. However, Kusama is a volatile and unpredictable crypto like other cryptocurrencies; anything may affect its future.
Cryptocurrency exchanges have different fees; you need to check different Estonian crypto exchanges to find the one with the lowest fee. Blocktrade exchange is available in Estonia and doesn’t have any fee.
It is legal to buy cryptocurrency in Estonia. However, you should keep in mind that the profit you may get from any cryptocurrency will be taxed at the end of the year.
The Kusama coin was released in October 2019, the same time as its network was created.
Since trading and exchanging cryptocurrency is allowed in Estonia, if you have any tokens, you can sell without any problem.
Gavin Wood is the founder of Kusama and Polkadot. He was one of the co-founders of Ethereum, who left the company in 2015. Therefore, he was completely familiar with the cryptocurrency world. He created the Kusama network in 2019.