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Is BCH a good investment in Ireland?
Bitcoin Cash crypto (known as BCH) was released in 2017 with an initial price of $440. At the very beginning, BCH surprised everyone with its price rise to $621 in only a few months. Surprisingly, BCH set a record for the all-time highest price of $2,940 in December of the same year. It was shocking for BCH owners because, in less than a year, their investment had delivered almost 6 times the profit. However, 2018 wasn’t that good for people who decided to invest in BCH at the end of 2017, because every month the price dropped until it reached $81 per token in December of 2018. The next year wasn’t so fluctuating for BCH and almost passed with a stable price between $300 to $400. The same happened in 2020. In 2021, the BCH price again climbed and reached $1,454 per coin, and became a highly profitable investment for its owners.
BCH had ups and downs, like any other cryptocurrency. It had shown many times that it could be a profitable investment. However, no one knows what may happen to its future. Therefore, when you want to purchase this coin, you may wonder if it will be a good investment. To answer this question, you need to check several things to understand if BCH might be on growth or may fall. One of them is BCH price predictions. Crypto analysts and experts analyze the performance of crypto and other factors to forecast its future. Most analysts believe BCH's price might reach $2000 by 2030, which means it may be a good long-term investment.
What is Bitcoin Cash ?
Bitcoin Cash was released in 2017 as a hard fork of Bitcoin, which means it was split from the original protocol to solve the problems regarding scalability, low speed, and high fees that Bitcoin had. Bitcoin Cash is technically and structurally similar to Bitcoin, but it can pack 4 to 8 times larger data into each block. It can also process 116 transactions per second, which means blocks are bigger, and yet the speed is higher compared to Bitcoin. Furthermore, due to its fees, Bitcoin wasn’t suitable for everyday purchases anymore. Thus, Bitcoin Cash was created as an alternative to Bitcoin for everyday use.
Is Bitcoin Cash legal to buy in Ireland
Yes. According to a press release by the Director of Financial Regulation which was published
by the Central Bank of Ireland, blockchain and cryptographic technology have the potential to
bring significant benefits to the economy and to the users of financial services, since
cryptocurrency is being deployed in different situations and for various purposes such as
supporting smart contracts, engaging in payment services, investment activities or, as is often
the case, speculation.
Is Bitcoin Cash taxed in Ireland
Yes. According to the Irish Tax and Customs Agency (Revenue), if an Irish resident sells a
crypto asset and gains profit from it, any gain would be treated as capital gain and could be
subject to capital gains tax (currently 33%). According to the above-mentioned document, if an
Irish individual was carrying on a ‘trade’ of dealing in cryptocurrency, any profit on the selling of
crypto assets would be subject to income tax, the income tax rates can be up to 55% (including
universal social charge and social insurance). According to the above-mentioned Irish Tax
Agency reference, a trade in crypto-assets would be similar in nature to a trade in shares,
securities, or other assets. Where a person makes a trading profit or loss on crypto-asset
transactions this must be reflected in their accounts and will be taxable in accordance with
normal Income Tax rules.
After you've bought Bitcoin Cash in Ireland
BCH is a transactional coin, which means it can be used to purchase goods, as payment, exchange, or anything you use the money for. Therefore, BCH is somehow equal to your cash, but in your e-wallet. Furthermore, Bitcoin Cash supports smart contracts. Hence, people can use BCH to create smart contracts on this network.
Like other cryptocurrencies, BCH can be used as an investment. In the past, BCH has shown that it could be a profitable investment for its holders. However, nothing is guaranteed for the future. If you want to keep BCH as an investment, it is recommended to check different things, read its white paper, check the news about the cryptocurrency world, or follow top investors on social media to know their opinion. In the end, remember that anything might affect the future of crypto. Therefore, check new regulations and BCH price of the day to have a better perspective on the future of this coin.
Who can buy Bitcoin Cash in Ireland
Anyone. You are able to easily perform cryptocurrency transactions such as buying, selling,
holding and managing by the help of cryptocurrency exchanges in Ireland. There are also a
varying range of payment services available in Ireland for your cryptocurrency purchase
including: Apple pay, Google pay, Credit Card, Debit Card, Bank Transfer and PayPal which are
highly convenient and secure if your exchange allows these means. Our exchange presents
safe and fast cryptocurrency transactions by such service and is one of the cheapest exchanges
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Frequently asked questions
Most investors still prefer BTC over BCH because Bitcoin is more popular and known by people. Furthermore, for people who want to spend their coins, more markets are accepting BTC. Therefore, most people might think that buying Bitcoin is better than Bitcoin Cash. However, if you want to keep your coins as an investment, it is better to compare the price and news about both to find out which one to invest in.
Certain types of activity are more likely to be in the nature of an investment rather than a trade.
The Irish Tax and Customs Agency has released a document in conjunction with section 21 of
the Taxes Consolidation Act, which in detail explains what constitutes trading in Ireland.
Yes. According to the Irish Tax and Customs Agency, purchasing cryptocurrency will generally
not arise taxable events.
No one can tell you if a coin will be profitable in the future. It depends on many considerations. However, since Bitcoin Cash is a fork of Bitcoin, and even has better performance, it will probably be more usable in the future. Therefore, as long as cryptocurrency exists, Bitcoin Cash will be there.
According to RTE, the national Irish news service, 18% of Irish people currently own or have
previously owned cryptocurrency.
Many exchanges support Bitcoin Cash and let you purchase via debit or master card. One of them is BlockTrade, an exchange regulated in the EU that accepts many coins. You can do trading without any fee on this exchange. Thus, it will be the cheapest exchange you can find to buy BCH.