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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 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 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 in Germany
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 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
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.
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.
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.
Trading is allowed in Germany, people can easily buy and sell cryptocurrencies in this country.
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.