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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 Greece
Yes. According to the Law 4734/2020 which is the basis of the applicable Greek institutional framework on preventing money laundering and terrorist financing, cryptocurrency is a digital representation of value that is not issued or guaranteed by a central bank or a public authority, is not necessarily attached to a legally established currency and does not possess a legal status of currency or money, but is accepted by natural or legal persons as a means of exchange and which can be transferred, stored and traded electronically.
Is Litecoin taxed in Greece
Yes. According to the strategic plan by the Independent Public Revenues Authority (IAPR) of Greece, the taxation of income that results from cryptocurrency transactions are accounted as income from investments. Therefore, as stated in IAPR’s declaration, the income from the cryptocurrency transactions would be taxed as capital gains tax. According to Article 42 (3) of the Greek Income Tax Code (Law 4172/2013) capital gains means the difference between the purchase price paid by the taxpayer and the sale price received. For individuals, the capital gains tax would be at a rate of 15% according to Articles 42 and 43 of the above-mentioned Greek Income Tax Code.
After you've bought Litecoin in Greece
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 Greece
In Greece, anyone can buy cryptocurrency with the help of licensed cryptocurrency exchanges. There are some easy, secure, and private ways to pay for your crypto purchase in Greece such as: Apple pay, Google pay, Credit Card, Debit Card, Bank Transfer, and PayPal. It is important that the exchange service also provides these payment methods as means of transaction when buying crypto assets in Greece. We are glad to declare that our exchange offers fast and safe access to these payment methods without charging any exchange fees for the high-standard transaction services in Greece.
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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. According to the Greek Income Tax Code (Law 4172/2013), the tax for natural persons would be at a rate of 15% pursuant to Articles 42 and 43 of the Greek Income Tax Code and the tax for legal persons would be applicable as corporate income tax rate according to Articles 47 and 58 of the Greek Income Tax Code.
Yes. One of the easiest ways to buy crypto assets in Greece is through cryptocurrency exchanges. There are also ATM machines in Greece through which you can purchase cryptocurrency using cash. But know that most of them require a telephone number for verification.
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.
It is estimated that 8.6% of the citizens in Greece have some form of cryptocurrency in their possession.
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.