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Is ALGO a good investment in Hungary?
Algorand is a decentralized blockchain network. The main idea behind Algorand is to combine the features of mainstream cryptocurrencies such as decentralization and creation of easily divisible tokens. Along with these features, the speed of processing more transactions and decreasing computing power needed to implement the network, were considered by the Algorand team.One of the things that distinguishes Algorand from other projects is the use of the Proof of Stake mechanism. With proof of stake, new transactions and blocks can be created and processed faster and more efficiently. According to the network's developers, this process allows Algorand's blockchain to be universal, decentralized and secure.
One of Algorand's main areas of development is DeFi, or decentralized finance, which supports smart contracts and digital assets. Algorand can host smart contracts that can govern the exchange of digital assets in order to become the digital representation of real-world asset trading.
What is Algorand ?
ALGO is the symbol by which the Algorand cryptocurrency is traded in the cryptocurrency market. It is the local currency of the Algorand blockchain and the symbol through which you can find information related to Algorand cryptocurrency on exchanges.
Check out ALGO official website for more information and updates.
Is Algorand legal to buy in Hungary?
According to the Finance Ministry of Hungary, investing, trading and mining cryptocurrencies are legal in Hungary. But note that a legal definition for cryptocurrencies is still developing. This means that cryptocurrencies are not an official form of legal tender yet. Legal tenders are anything recognized by law as a means to settle a public or private debt or meet a financial obligation. It is estimated that Hungarians own about 300 billion HUF (850 million EUR) worth of cryptocurrencies.
Is Algorand taxed in Hungary
Yes. According to the new regulation of National Tax and Customs Administration (NAV), from 2022, 15% personal income tax will apply to cryptocurrencies. But note that you only need to pay taxes when you exchange your cryptocurrencies for traditional currencies such as euros. You do not have to pay tax for exchanging a cryptocurrency for another cryptocurrency. According to the new regulation mentioned above, investors can deduct their losses from their tax base. Also under the same regulation, you can have the option to deduct expenses related to trading from your tax base, such as fees of crypto exchanges. Although the new regulation will make the taxation of cryptocurrencies more transparent, Hungary still lacks detailed regulation on this topic.
After you've bought Algorand in Hungary
By owning Algorand’s currency you would be able to: pay for transactions, purchase on-chain items such as NFTs, purchase goods and services, participate in DeFi as an investor, participate in governance, and earn rewards, secure proof-of-stake protocol among participation nodes, and even invest in order to gain profits.
Who can buy Algorand in Hungary?
Every resident of Hungary can convert, buy, and sell cryptocurrencies with fiat. Some supported payment methods are: Bank Deposit and PayPal. Buying is pretty easy for residents of Hungary, choose our exchange, verify your ID, connect your payment method, and buy away.
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Frequently asked questions
The Algorand blockchain network has benefited from global compatibility since its launch in 2019. Due to its instant transaction finalization and high TPS rate, the project has attracted the attention of governments, investors, industries and other major stakeholders in digital currencies. You can’t really deny the team’s background in technology and their expertise. This project is much closer than other projects in solving the triple problems of blockchain, i.e., scalability, security and decentralization. With the launch of the Algorand 2.0 network and its three key features: Algorand Standard Assets, Algorand Atomic Transfer, and Smart Contracts, there is more potential for locking value in the network.
According to the same regulation of the National Tax and Customs Administration mentioned earlier, those who pay taxes according to Hungarian law are subject to the Hungarian cryptocurrency tax. The point of taxation starts from the moment of conversion of cryptocurrency into FIAT currency; However crypto-to-crypto exchange is tax-free. Note that even if you don’t have to pay tax on your cryptocurrency, it is still worth declaring this in your tax report.
According to the official tax regulation, there is also a small amount of income that Hungary doesn’t tax at all. The tax-free limit is ten percent of the current monthly gross minimum wage per day. That means a maximum of about 20,000 HUF per day. This tax-free amount is suitable for attracting beginner crypto investors.
There is no standard minimum amount you need to buy Algorand. This cryptocurrency is currently less than a dollar. Usually, your selected platform determines the amount you need to invest. You are allowed to start buying ALGO with the minimum amount of $10 through our exchange.
The crypto ATMs are everywhere in the country in cities like: Békéscsaba, Budapest, Debrecen, Győr, Kecskemét, Miskolc, Pécs, Sopron, Szeged and Szombathely. But our exchange authorizes fast and secure transactions through different means such as Apple pay, Google pay, Credit Card, Debit Card, Bank Transfer and PayPal. The better news is that there is no exchange fee applied by using our services.
You also need a cryptocurrency wallet to keep your Algorand coins safe and secure. Nowadays, there are two main categories of wallets: software wallets and hardware wallets. The majority of software wallets are web-based and keep your cryptocurrency assets on your computer or smartphone. They frequently consist of third-party non-custodial wallets or exchange-based wallets. Using our exchange’s safe wallet, you can trade your ALGO easier and quicker. You should note that hardware wallets are viewed as more secure options than software wallets. As they are gadgets that encrypt and hold your digital assets offline.