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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.
Is Ethereum legal to buy in France
Yes. According to the PACTE Law Act No. 2019-486 cryptocurrencies are legal and considered
to be digital assets. It is estimated that 3.4 million people or 5.0% of France’s total population,
currently own crypto assets.
Is Ethereum taxed in France
Yes. According to Article 150 VH bis of the Tax Code, Cryptocurrency capital gains of individual
investors are taxed at a flat rate of 30 per cent and according to Article 150, VH bis, II, A of the
Tax Code, crypto-to-crypto transactions fall outside the scope of the capital gains tax. This
means that according to the mentioned tax code, the taxation is applicable when the
cryptocurrencies are either sold against legal currency or used to purchase a good or service.
This measure simplifies tax accounting and reporting, although individual investors still need to
accurately track their transactions to be able to justify their gains. In addition, according to the
Article 150, VH bis, II, B of the Tax Code, individual taxpayers are not subject to income tax if
the gains do not exceed 305€ per year.
After you've bought Ethereum in France
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 France
Anyone. Buying cryptocurrency in France is a straightforward process. The faster and more
convenient method to purchase cryptocurrencies in France is through the help of exchanges. It
is worth noting that our exchange supports payment methods such as: Apple pay, Google pay,
Credit Card, Debit Card, Bank Transfer and PayPal in France.
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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. Mind that according to Article 150 VH bis of the Tax Code, the gains made from selling
crypto for euro or any fiat currency is taxed as Flat Tax. If you are an occasional trader, there
are no taxes on buying or holding cryptocurrencies in France. Also, one of the cheapest ways to
handle crypto assets is through our exchange, because we charge ZERO fees for such
According to Article 150 VH bis of the Tax Code, the sale of cryptocurrency for Euros or other
legal currencies is what triggers a taxable event in France. Cryptocurrency owners who hold
onto their crypto-assets without converting them into fiat currency therefore do not have to pay
taxes. Secondly, total capital gains, including those from crypto disposals, up to €305 per year
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.
The online income tax declaration is now available for everyone. The people who are technically
or otherwise unable to complete an online form may continue to submit a paper form.
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.