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How to buy Ocean Protocol in India
Is OCEAN a good investment in India?
Ocean Protocol is a decentralized data exchange platform designed to allow data providers to securely and privately share valuable data and artificial intelligence models while maintaining control over their data. It enables users to discover, access, and use data through a marketplace while ensuring data privacy, security, and compliance with data sharing agreements. Through this protocol, publishers can earn money from their data while maintaining privacy and have control, and along with this, users or data consumers will have access to a set of data that was previously unavailable or difficult to find. These datasets can be found on Market Ocean, a place to buy, use and sell them.
The main idea of Ocean Protocol is to make data available to startups and researchers without leaving the ownership of their custodians. The Ocean platform is built with the goal of facilitating the exchange of data, and connecting users who need this data, or cannot afford to store it, with users who have data to sell. In return, data providers of the Ocean Protocol cryptocurrency are rewarded.
What is Ocean Protocol ?
OCEAN is the native token of the Ocean Protocol blockchain. Crypto traders use the symbol "OCEAN" to refer to the Ocean Protocol token (OCEAN), which is commonly traded on different platforms. The symbol is used to distinguish it from other crypto assets and to make it easier for users to identify and trade the token. The symbol is standardized and is widely recognized by the cryptocurrency community, making it easier for users to trade OCEAN on different mediums.
Learn more on OCEAN official website.
Is Ocean Protocol 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 Ocean Protocol 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 Ocean Protocol in India
The OCEAN token has several uses within the Ocean Protocol network, including: Access to data and services provided by the network, Staking to secure the network and earn rewards, Governance through voting on protocol upgrades and other important decisions, Payment for data and compute services provided on the network. The OCEAN token can also be used outside of the Ocean Protocol network as a form of currency or asset for: Trading on cryptocurrency exchanges, Payment for goods or services from merchants who accept OCEAN, and for investment or speculative purposes.
Who can buy Ocean Protocol 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
Ocean Protocol is a valuable project because it enables secure and transparent data exchange between individuals and organizations, it also facilitates the creation of new data-driven products and services. Additionally, it provides a way for individuals and organizations to monetize their data. It uses blockchain technology to ensure data privacy and security. And at last, this project can be very interesting to an average data user as it offers a decentralized and open platform for data exchange, where users retain control over their data. Such reasons could lead to the increase of this project’s popularity and demand in the future.
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 official minimum amount to buy Ocean Protocol (OCEAN) set by the Ocean Protocol project. The minimum order requirement to buy OCEAN token on our exchange is $10 USD. Plus, there are multiple payment options available for your convenience while using our exchange.
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.
Since Ocean Protocol’s digital currency is an ERC-20 token and conforms to Ethereum standards, it can be stored on a wide range of Ethereum-compatible wallets. In addition to these software wallets, which are free and web-based or app-based, you can also store your valuable OCEAN tokens on hardware wallets. If you have a large amount of OCEAN tokens and you do not intend to buy or sell them at the moment, it is probably a better option to keep them in a hardware wallet. Although hardware wallets are not free, they have much higher security. Also, on our exchange, in addition to the possibility of buying and selling OCEAN tokens, there is also an internal wallet where you can store your crypto tokens after purchase. One of the most important features of the internal wallet of our exchange is the elimination of the transaction fee of transferring assets to a personal wallet. Also, if you want to transfer your Ocean Protocol crypto currency to the exchange and buy and sell it, the speed of your operation will be faster through this internal wallet.