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Is KSM a good investment in Ireland?
Kusama was released in 2019 with an initial price of $1.71. It experienced a price drop very soon after its release, but it never dropped less than $1. Kusama crypto owners might have been disappointed with this price, but 2020 was a surprising year for them because the Kusama price suddenly mounted to $14 in July and ended the year at the price of $60. The Kusama price continued to rise until May 2021, when it reached its highest record of $624.78. That shows how profitable Kusama was in only two years. Kusama had many fluctuations in 2022 and dropped to $28 at the end of the year.
The history of Kusama shows it was a profitable investment. However, it won’t guarantee its profitability in the future. Therefore, you need to check other factors to decide if Kusama is a good investment. One thing that can help you have a broader overview of the future of this coin is checking the price predictions that are made by analysts and crypto experts. Most of them believe Kusama might have good days to come, and its price may go up to $225 by 2025. They also predict that in the long-term it might rise more and mount to $600 again by 2030. However, you should notice that these are just predictions. Your decisions shouldn’t be only on these numbers. Check the news about Kusama the day you decide to purchase it.
What is Kusama ?
Kusama is a decentralized cryptocurrency network created in 2019. The main purpose of creating such a network was to enable developers to have their dedicated blockchain on this network. It means the Kusama network is a platform for developers to test the projects that are going to run or implement on the Polkadot network. That’s why Kusama is known as the “Canary of Polkadot network.” Although the codes of both look the same, Kusama is much faster than Dot (Polkadot). Kusama and Polkadot are two completely separate networks that work in parallel. One of the benefits of this network is that users can vote for changes on the platform.
Learn more on Kusama official website.
Is Kusama 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 Kusama 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 Kusama in Ireland
Most people buy cryptocurrencies to keep them as an investment. Kusama is not an exception. You can keep them in a secure wallet and sell them whenever their price rises. However, this is not as simple as it is in theory. You need to check its price every day to make sure it is growing or find out when it is the right time to sell. If you are a beginner in this world, we suggest you invest as much as you can afford to lose because the cryptocurrency world is volatile and unpredictable. Furthermore, it is better to consider an exit point for your investment to avoid losing money in case the coin didn’t do as well as you thought.
As mentioned earlier, investment is not the only thing you can do with Kusama coins. KSM is a governance token; KSM owners can use their coins to validate the network, vote on changes on the platform, and nominate validators. In addition, the KSM cryptocurrency can be used for linking to support new parachains.
Who can buy Kusama 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
Many analysts have predicted a bright future for Kusama. They believe its price may rise, and it could be a good investment for people who buy it when the price is dropped. Its history also shows it was a profitable investment before. However, Kusama is a volatile and unpredictable crypto like other cryptocurrencies; anything may affect its future.
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.
The Kusama coin was released in October 2019, the same time as its network was created.
According to RTE, the national Irish news service, 18% of Irish people currently own or have previously owned cryptocurrency.
Gavin Wood is the founder of Kusama and Polkadot. He was one of the co-founders of Ethereum, who left the company in 2015. Therefore, he was completely familiar with the cryptocurrency world. He created the Kusama network in 2019.