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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.
Is Ethereum Classic legal to buy in Finland
Yes. According to the Bulletin by Bank of Finland, cryptocurrencies refer to virtual mediums of
exchange, which are transferred from one holder to another without the use of a centralized
ledger. They are viewed as speculative assets. According to the definition of cryptocurrency by
the Finnish Tax Administration, cryptocurrencies are considered a type of personal asset that
can be traded freely on the open market and can be electronically transferred, saved, and
Is Ethereum Classic taxed in Finland
Yes. According to the Finnish Tax Administration (Vero Skatt), you are subject to tax if the
amount of your crypto transactions exceeds €1000. According to the mentioned reference,
cryptocurrency investments can be subject to two tax formats: Capital Gains Tax and Income
Tax. Profits from exchanging or selling cryptocurrency are considered capital income and are
therefore taxed as Capital Gains Tax. Capital gains are subject to a 30% tax rate on the amount
up to €30,000, and a 34% tax rate for any amount exceeding this.
As for the Income Tax rule, in accordance with the same above-mentioned reference, every
Finnish taxpayer is taxed on their income. This means if you have earned crypto for some form
of work or effort, you need to pay typical income taxes which ranges from 6% to 31.25%
depending on your total income amount.
After you've bought Ethereum Classic in Finland
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 Finland
Anyone can buy cryptocurrency in Finland. The easiest method to buy crypto assets in Finland
is through a cryptocurrency exchange. Finland offers access to a number of payment services:
Among all, Apple pay, Google pay, Credit Card, Debit Card, Bank Transfer and PayPal are
some of the popular ones. Our exchange presents fast and secure transactions through these
commonly preferred services and is free of charge for your different crypto transactions in
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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.
Yes. But remember that according to the Finnish Tax Administration, selling cryptocurrency will
always require you to declare capital gains tax, whether at a profit or loss.
According to the Finnish Tax Administration, you need to report this information in your tax
return reports: selling dates, selling prices, purchase dates, purchase prices and also report the
property acquisition costs and selling expenses, such as broker’s fees.
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.
According to the detailed guidance on taxation of virtual currencies by the Finnish Tax
Administration, activities such as buying cryptocurrency, transferring cryptocurrency between
your wallets, lost/stolen crypto assets, gifting cryptocurrency and donating cryptocurrency are
the transactions that do not trigger tax events.
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.