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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.
Learn more on Ethereum Classic official website.
Is Ethereum Classic legal to buy in Germany?
Germany is one of the countries where not only the buying and selling of cryptocurrencies is legal, but it also recognizes exchange providers and wallets in the category of financial services companies. From the moment that virtual currencies like Bitcoin emerged in the world, the German Financial Regulatory Authority accepted that as a legal trade. Furthermore, purchasing cryptocurrency is much easier in Germany compared to most countries, because people can buy Bitcoin and other valid digital currencies via bank, credit card, debit card, and even electronic payment. That shows how popular cryptocurrency is in this country. Almost 90% of people in Germany know what cryptocurrency is, and 25% of them own at least one coin as their digital asset. Therefore, Germans won’t face any legal rules or problems while buying digital currencies
Is Ethereum Classic taxed in Germany
The German Federal Central Tax Office has recognized cryptocurrencies as private money, which means it is a legal asset that is not property or foreign currency. According to taxfix, cryptocurrency is considered tax-free, but there are some conditions. The first condition is the duration of ownership. If a crypto owner holds the tokens for one year and then sells them, this trade is tax-free if the sale profit is 600 EUR. Therefore, if they sell the tokens and gain even one euro higher than 600 EUR, they should pay tax for the entire profit. The sale profit of tokens holding more than one year is tax-free. Meanwhile, if they sell the coins for less than a year (11 months) and gain profit from selling them, they should pay its tax, which is the same as the regular income tax rate of 45% plus the 5.5% Solidarity Tax.
After you've bought Ethereum Classic in Germany
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 Germany?
Anyone with a valid identity and bank account can buy cryptocurrency in Germany. Many platforms and exchanges in Germany accept buying cryptocurrencies with a debit card or even Paypal. Therefore, consider which payment method you want to choose before purchasing any cryptocurrency and select the platform that accepts that method. Always choose a legal cryptocurrency exchange, such as Blocktrade, and a secure wallet to buy and keep your preferred coins.
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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.
As mentioned, people can purchase bitcoin from banks. However, it is not the easiest and cheapest way to buy cryptocurrency in Germany. It is better to find a valid exchange that has the lowest trade fee. We offer you the BlockTrade, which is regulated in the EU and allows you to trade with zero fees.
Owning, buying, selling, trading, or purchasing goods with any type of cryptocurrency is legal in Germany. However, there are some rules about taxes that crypto owners should know.
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.
Trading is allowed in Germany, people can easily buy and sell cryptocurrencies in this country.
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.