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Ethereum Classic (ETC) is a cryptocurrency that was created in July 2016 and as of 24th July 2016, its price was $0.752354. It then reached the $1 mark for the first time in July 2016 and in its first year of trading, the price of ETC fluctuated between $1 and $5. The ETC coin price reached the $10 mark for the first time in May 2017 and later that year, the price of ETC began to rise rapidly, reaching an all-time high of around $45 in December. 2018 and 2019 did not bring luck to ETC as its price was falling to around $5 by the end of 2019, but again by 2020, the price of ETC began to rise again, reaching a new all-time high of around $20 in August 2020. Ethereum Classic crypto price reached the $50 mark for the first time in April 2021 and then by May of that same year, the price rose again, reaching another new all-time high of around $70. ETC continued to experience a bullish market in 2021 as its value reached the $100 mark for the first time and touched its all-time high price of $176.16. Just as the overall market price fluctuates from time to time, 2022 was not an impressive year for many cryptocurrencies on the market and ETC was not an exception. But as 2023 started, the crypto market began to rise again and as a result ETC is also experiencing positive movements as it has been trading around the $20 mark and higher by the start of 2023. According to some crypto experts on the market, ETC price is forecasted to be worth around $107 in 2025. But note that before entering the crypto market, it's recommended to educate yourself and learn about the technology behind cryptocurrencies, their use cases, and the market. Also, this is by no means a financial advice. You should read up on the history and economics of different cryptocurrencies and discuss the market with a professional.
What is Ethereum Classic ?
Ethereum Classic is a decentralized blockchain platform that allows people to build and use decentralized applications (DApps) that run on the blockchain. Like Bitcoin, no one controls and owns this network. Ethereum Classic is an open-source project and uses smart contracts that are managed by its community around the world. Unlike the Bitcoin protocol, ETC is designed to be adaptable and flexible; Therefore, it is easy to create new applications on the platform of Ethereum Classic. After the infamous DAO hack, the Ethereum Foundation implemented a new version of the Ethereum main net on July 20, 2016 with controversial events. In the new version, the hacked DAO was completely erased from the blockchain history. The Ethereum Foundation registered a new brand name and chose the code ETH. The old version also continued to work under the name of Ethereum Classic (ETC). It can be said that Ethereum is a fork of Ethereum Classic.
Ethereum Classic followed the original rules of the network and maintained the Ethereum line of thought. The people who continued ETC were defenders of the immutability of the blockchain and opposed Ethereum forks with the slogan "code is law". Since the creation of the project, many improvements have been made to the Ethereum Classic network. The main goal of this project is to become a global payment network using smart contracts. Contracts that operate without centralized governance. In addition, Ethereum Classic wants the network's coin to become a currency for storing value and the implementation of trading.
Learn more on Ethereum Classic official website.
Is Ethereum Classic legal to buy in India?
Yes, it is allowed to trade, buy and sell cryptocurrency in India. In March 2020 the Supreme
Court of India issued a case on the regulation and acknowledgment of the use of digital
currency inside the country. As stated in the above-mentioned document “Technological
innovations, including those underlying virtual currencies, have the potential to improve the
efficiency and inclusiveness of the financial system.” Since then, the Indian government has
been considering the creation of a new legal framework for cryptocurrencies.
Is Ethereum Classic taxed in India
Yes, cryptocurrencies are taxed in India. Before 2022, the Indian government did not have a
clear stance on the classification and taxation of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin. However,
recently the Indian authorities recognized cryptocurrencies as Virtual Digital Assets (VDAs) and
established a tax framework for them. This is the first time that cryptocurrencies have been
acknowledged and taxed in India, as the Income Tax Department (ITD) introduced a new
section, Section 2(47A), into the Income Tax Act to define the term Virtual Digital Assets (VDAs)
and the regulations around its taxation. The definition is comprehensive and encompasses
various types of crypto assets, including cryptocurrencies, non-fungible tokens (NFTs), tokens,
According to the above-mentioned Tax Act, if you engage in cryptocurrency trading, selling, or
spending, you will be subject to a 30% tax on any profits you make. Additionally, if you sell
crypto assets that are worth more than INR 50,000 in a single financial year, you will also be
subject to a 1% Tax Deducted at Source (TDS). Furthermore, if you are seen as earning income
from other sources in cryptocurrencies, you may also be required to pay income tax at your
individual tax rate. In conclusion, you may be required to pay a 30% tax on the following
cryptocurrency transactions: Selling cryptocurrencies for Indian Rupees or another fiat currency,
Trading cryptocurrencies for other cryptocurrencies (including stable coins), Using
cryptocurrencies to purchase goods and services.
It is important to note that the tax treatment of cryptocurrencies in India may change in the
future as the government continues to consider new regulations. We would recommend
consulting a local tax expert or financial advisor for the most up-to-date information on the tax
treatment of cryptocurrencies in India.
After you've bought Ethereum Classic in India
Ethereum Classic token is used as a store of value and as a medium of exchange in the same way as other cryptocurrencies, it is an instrument to implement digital transactions and it can be used to pay for goods and services or be traded on cryptocurrency exchanges. Additionally, ETC can be used to develop decentralized applications on the Ethereum Classic blockchain.
Who can buy Ethereum Classic in India?
In India, anyone who is 18 years of age or older and has a valid government-issued ID, such as
a PAN card or Aadhaar card, can buy cryptocurrency. The ideal method of acquiring digital
assets in India would be through using a cryptocurrency exchange. Additionally, it's important to
only use trusted and regulated exchanges for buying and selling cryptocurrencies. Our
exchange offers you the opportunity to buy, sell, and trade cryptocurrency with high security
while operating legally within India. Plus, a variety of convenient payment methods are offered,
including Apple Pay, Google Pay, credit and debit cards, bank transfers, and PayPal, without
any transaction fees.
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Frequently asked questions
ETC (Ethereum Classic) is valuable for several reasons, including: It is a decentralized platform for building decentralized applications (Dapps) and executing smart contracts. It has a strong community of developers and users who are committed to its success. It offers a fast, secure, and affordable way to transfer value and execute complex transactions. It has a limited supply, which is a factor that influences its value and scarcity.
In India, cryptocurrency is subject to taxes, and it’s important to report it correctly to avoid
penalties and fines. You are advised to keep detailed records of all your cryptocurrency
transactions, including the date of the transaction, the type of cryptocurrency, the amount, and
the value in INR at the time of the transaction. Also, keep proof of payment of taxes, such as the
receipt of tax payment, as you may need to provide it as evidence in case of an audit. It’s
important to consult a tax expert or a financial advisor if you’re unsure about how to report
cryptocurrency taxes in India, as the rules and regulations can be complex. Filing taxes correctly
can help you avoid penalties, fines, and legal issues in the future.
In India, according to the Income Tax Act, there are some situations where you will not have to
pay taxes on your cryptocurrency. These include:
● Transferring crypto between your own wallets: When you transfer crypto from one of
your wallets to another, you won’t have to pay taxes on it.
● Receiving gifts of crypto: If you receive a gift of cryptocurrency worth up to RS 50,000 or
more from close family members, you won’t have to pay taxes on it.
It’s important to note that these exemptions are subject to change and it’s always best to consult
a tax expert to determine your specific tax liabilities.
There is no established minimum amount assigned for purchasing Ankr. On our exchange, the minimum order size for buying ANKR is $10. Also, you have a variety of payment options to choose from. The transaction will be completed and displayed on your portfolio of cryptocurrency assets.
The adoption of cryptocurrency in India is growing, but the exact number of individuals owning
crypto assets is not publicly available. Moreover, it is challenging to determine the exact number
of crypto owners as many people hold crypto assets anonymously. However, according to triple
A data in 2022 collected by crypto professionals, it’s estimated that about 11.5% of the Indian
population, which would be around 157 million people, may hold some sort of crypto assets.
To keep your Ethereum Classic investment safe, you can follow these steps: Store your private key in a secure, offline location. Enable two-factor authentication on your account. Regularly backup your wallet and avoid downloading unknown software or clicking on suspicious links. Make sure to use a reputable cryptocurrency wallet that supports Ethereum Classic. For this, our exchange also provides a secure digital wallet with added features and convenient access to a variety of trading options, simplifying your trading experience.