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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.
Is Litecoin 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 Litecoin 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 Litecoin in Finland
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 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
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.