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Is XRP a good investment in Greece?
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 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 Ripple 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 Ripple in Greece
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 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
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.
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.
No. You should buy at least 20 ripples to activate the XRP wallet.
It is estimated that 8.6% of the citizens in Greece have some form of cryptocurrency in their possession.
Chris Larsen and Jed McCaleb are the founders of Ripple network and its token “XRP”.