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Is XRP a good investment in Germany?
One thing you should check to find out if XRP is a good investment is checking its value over the years. In August of 2013, the first year after its release, each XRP was sold at 0.01 USD. Later in December 2017, it reached its highest price of 2.28 USD per unit. It shows the price of XRP rose more than 70,000 percent in only five years. Therefore, it was a great investment for people who bought even the minimum amount of this cryptocurrency. However, XRP had many ups and downs until it reached 0.42 USD in October 2022. Some investors believe that XRP may reach 100 USD per unit in the next 10 years, which is not impossible! The more the banks and financial institutions accept XRP in their transactions, the higher its price will get.
*Remember, the world of cryptocurrencies is so volatile, the price of a coin changes each day. Nothing is 100% guaranteed in this world. However, most of the analysts recommend thinking about a long-term investment while buying XRP. But you should still know that you are stepping into a risky world. As the price history shows, XRP had many ups and downs that shows the volatility of the cryptocurrency world. One day you may win and one incident in the world may affect the price of crypto and make you lose your investment. It is better to define an exit point for yourself. If the price of XRP went lower than that amount, sell your tokens.
What is Ripple ?
XRP – also known as Ripple- is a cryptocurrency built on a global payments network called Ripple. In fact, Ripple is the company that was created as a replacement for SWIFT (a leading money transfer network). It is designed to provide a secure and decentralized communication and payment network for financial institutions around the world. As a company, Ripple is a trusted agent that can facilitate transactions between two parties. It is located in San Francisco, USA, and makes decentralized financial products for banks and financial institutions.
Learn more on Ripple official website.
Is Ripple 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 Ripple 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 Ripple in Germany
You may wonder what happens after buying XRP and how you can use it. XRP is used like any other digital currency. It means, you can use it as an investment or to buy something. You can also exchange XRP with other currencies, the process should be done on the Ripple network. Moreover, Western Union, Travala, and Red Cross are among the most popular businesses that accept XRP. You can also use Ripple (XRP) for products you want to purchase from Microsoft, Amazon and many other major businesses. Therefore, sometimes there is no difference between your money and XRP.
As mentioned, one thing you can do after buying cryptocurrency is holding it as an investment until its price rises and selling it to profit. But you should know, that’s not the only benefit you can get from buying XRP. You can use this coin to trade with other currencies, such as USD or EUR, or spend it like money to buy an online product. You should also know that like other cryptocurrencies, XRP or Ripple can be stored in a wallet. XRP ledger is one of the safest wallets for you to store this coin.
Who can buy Ripple 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
Some experts predict that the price of this coin will get higher when more banks and financial institutes accept and start working with XRP and Ripple networks. If you are thinking about investing in a cryptocurrency, XRP can be a good choice. However, before buying XRP you should do more analysis and read more reviews to make sure it is worth buying.
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.
No. You should buy at least 20 ripples to activate the XRP wallet.
Trading is allowed in Germany, people can easily buy and sell cryptocurrencies in this country.
Chris Larsen and Jed McCaleb are the founders of Ripple network and its token “XRP”.