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In its simplest definition, Ethereum is an open infrastructure based on blockchain technology on which decentralized computer programs can be run. The decentralization of Ethereum means that this system does not belong to anyone alone and it is not controlled by one or more specific people. Everyone can own this network and everyone can play a role in controlling it. Thanks to Ethereum's distributed and decentralized structure, once a program is implemented on the Ethereum network, it cannot be stopped or manipulated, even if the creator wants to.
Among the members of the digital currency community, the digital currency of the Ethereum network is also called Ethereum or Ether. Ether, like Bitcoin, is a digital currency that can easily transfer value. However, Ether's purpose is slightly different from Bitcoin's. This digital currency was created to pay for fees and as an incentive for contributors to continue working with Ethereum. Who would be willing to work as a miner or contributor to the network if Ether was not the key asset? This is why Ether is also called "the fuel of the Ethereum network". If Bitcoin is "digital gold", Ether is "digital oil".
What is Ethereum ?
The digital currency of the Ethereum network is called "Ether" and its abbreviated unit is ETH. This asset is considered the currency of the network as well as a way to pay fees and charges.
Learn more on Ethereum official website.
Is Ethereum 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 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 in Finland
Ethereum is a popular blockchain that has been used in various projects. Due to the success of Ethereum, many developers and projects use this chain to build their own products. Smart contracts on Ethereum have been able to bring blockchain technology applications to other levels. Smart contracts allow users to determine their desired conditions and rules.
In smart contracts, it is possible to include detailed conditions for each contract. This feature has made it possible for Ethereum to host various blockchain-based financial services. Some examples of Ethereum services you can benefit from include: Loaning, Decentralized Insurance, Decentralized Exchanges, Stablecoins, Profit Cultivation, Investing, Computer Games (Betting), and Non-Fungible Tokens (NFT).
Who can buy Ethereum 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
Ether is a functional currency. As the amount and use and acceptance of Ether increases, the price will also increase. Ethereum can be used to make processes smarter and get the most out of it. The price of Ethereum will increase if Ethereum is accepted by more institutions and its popularity and use increase. In 2016, the value of each ether was less than one dollar, but for example, in 2020, which was the year when digital currencies flourished, the price of Ethereum increased by 200 times. In conclusion, Ethereum has a special place among digital currencies and a bright future is predicted for it. With updates coming in the near future, Ethereum will become faster and a more viable investment option. Investing in Ethereum may seem risky, but if all goes well, the returns on this investment might be impressive.
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.
Officially, ETH has a minimum fractional number called a Wei. Each Wei equals 0.000000000000000001 ETH (10-18). But the minimum amount you are allowed to purchase is dependent upon your exchange’s minimum limit. Our exchange allows a minimum of $10.
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 store Ether and Ethereum-based tokens, you need software or hardware called a “wallet”. A wallet can be considered like a bank account that is used to store, receive and send money.
Ethereum software wallets are free and you can easily install them on mobile phones (Android and iOS) or PCs (Windows, Linux, and Mac). Some wallets are also web-based and can be accessed with internet browsers (such as Chrome). In contrast, hardware wallets, which are more secure, are physically available and must be purchased from reputable stores. It is necessary to take a backup copy of your wallet so that you can recover your funds if the wallet is deleted, the password is forgotten, or the device on which the wallet is installed is damaged.