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In its simplest definition, Ethereum is an open infrastructure based on blockchain technology on which decentralized computer programs can be run. The decentralization of Ethereum means that this system does not belong to anyone alone and it is not controlled by one or more specific people. Everyone can own this network and everyone can play a role in controlling it. Thanks to Ethereum's distributed and decentralized structure, once a program is implemented on the Ethereum network, it cannot be stopped or manipulated, even if the creator wants to.
Among the members of the digital currency community, the digital currency of the Ethereum network is also called Ethereum or Ether. Ether, like Bitcoin, is a digital currency that can easily transfer value. However, Ether's purpose is slightly different from Bitcoin's. This digital currency was created to pay for fees and as an incentive for contributors to continue working with Ethereum. Who would be willing to work as a miner or contributor to the network if Ether was not the key asset? This is why Ether is also called "the fuel of the Ethereum network". If Bitcoin is "digital gold", Ether is "digital oil".
What is Ethereum ?
The digital currency of the Ethereum network is called "Ether" and its abbreviated unit is ETH. This asset is considered the currency of the network as well as a way to pay fees and charges.
Is Ethereum 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 Ethereum 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 Ethereum in Ireland
Ethereum is a popular blockchain that has been used in various projects. Due to the success of Ethereum, many developers and projects use this chain to build their own products. Smart contracts on Ethereum have been able to bring blockchain technology applications to other levels. Smart contracts allow users to determine their desired conditions and rules.
In smart contracts, it is possible to include detailed conditions for each contract. This feature has made it possible for Ethereum to host various blockchain-based financial services. Some examples of Ethereum services you can benefit from include: Loaning, Decentralized Insurance, Decentralized Exchanges, Stablecoins, Profit Cultivation, Investing, Computer Games (Betting), and Non-Fungible Tokens (NFT).
Who can buy Ethereum 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
out there to buy cryptocurrency in Ireland, as we charge zero fees for all cryptocurrency
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Frequently asked questions
Ether is a functional currency. As the amount and use and acceptance of Ether increases, the price will also increase. Ethereum can be used to make processes smarter and get the most out of it. The price of Ethereum will increase if Ethereum is accepted by more institutions and its popularity and use increase. In 2016, the value of each ether was less than one dollar, but for example, in 2020, which was the year when digital currencies flourished, the price of Ethereum increased by 200 times. In conclusion, Ethereum has a special place among digital currencies and a bright future is predicted for it. With updates coming in the near future, Ethereum will become faster and a more viable investment option. Investing in Ethereum may seem risky, but if all goes well, the returns on this investment might be impressive.
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.
Officially, ETH has a minimum fractional number called a Wei. Each Wei equals 0.000000000000000001 ETH (10-18). But the minimum amount you are allowed to purchase is dependent upon your exchange’s minimum limit. Our exchange allows a minimum of $10.
According to RTE, the national Irish news service, 18% of Irish people currently own or have
previously owned cryptocurrency.
To store Ether and Ethereum-based tokens, you need software or hardware called a "wallet". A wallet can be considered like a bank account that is used to store, receive and send money.
Ethereum software wallets are free and you can easily install them on mobile phones (Android and iOS) or PCs (Windows, Linux, and Mac). Some wallets are also web-based and can be accessed with internet browsers (such as Chrome). In contrast, hardware wallets, which are more secure, are physically available and must be purchased from reputable stores. It is necessary to take a backup copy of your wallet so that you can recover your funds if the wallet is deleted, the password is forgotten, or the device on which the wallet is installed is damaged.