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Is XRP a good investment in Hungary?
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.
Is Ripple 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 Ripple 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 Ripple in Hungary
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.
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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.
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.
No. You should buy at least 20 ripples to activate the XRP wallet.
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.
Chris Larsen and Jed McCaleb are the founders of Ripple network and its token “XRP”.