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Litecoin has always been among the top 10 cryptocurrencies on the market. It entered the trading market in 2013 with a price of $4. At that time, the Litecoin price was equal to $0.03 Bitcoin. Litecoin experienced many ups and downs during its history. It reached $5 in November 2013 and stayed almost stable until March 2015, when its price suddenly dropped to $2. However, it could come to a higher price the same year and rise to $5.1. The fluctuations of Litecoin were 1 or 2 dollars lower or higher until it reached its peak price of $334 in 2017, which was a record. Litecoin fell to $34 in 2019 and again rose to $125 the same year. It has always shown that it could be a profitable investment if you buy it at the right time.
Litecoin's price was $78 in the late months of 2022. Its history shows that it could surprise its owners by rising to the highest price to dropping to its lowest. However, in every financial market, a price increase may have a price decrease so people can join the market again. Analysts have different opinions about the future of this coin. Most of them believe that Litecoin price may reach $270 in 2025. The next 5 years might be even better for LTC owners because most of the experts on this market expect Litecoin price to be around $1,450.85. However, you should always consider that these numbers are just predictions and are not %100 guaranteed. Therefore, frequently keep reading updates about the Litecoin market and price to ensure it’s the right time to buy or sell.
What is Litecoin ?
Litecoin is a peer-to-peer decentralized cryptocurrency that was launched in 2011. Thus, it is considered one of the earliest altcoins. Although Litecoin was inspired by Bitcoin, the main purpose of creating it was to complement Bitcoin and improve everyday use. Some of the problems that Litecoin aimed to solve were the cost and speed of transactions. Litecoin is almost 4 times cheaper, and the mining process is much quicker than Bitcoin. However, the transactions are smaller in size. Almost 14400 Litecoin tokens are mined daily. Like Bitcoin, Litecoin also uses a Proof-of-Work mechanism to verify and protect the transactions on its network.
Is Litecoin 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 Litecoin 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 Litecoin in Ireland
Like any other currency, you can use LTC (Litecoin) to purchase something online. However, the company should accept this currency as a payment. Since Litecoin is a well-known crypto, you won’t have a problem finding companies and brands that support it. You can also transfer it from wallet to wallet with a P2P transaction. Buying Walmart or Amazon gift cards is also possible with Litecoin. Hence, if you buy this crypto and want to consume it, there are lots of ways you can spend LTC online.
Many people buy cryptocurrency as an investment. You can do the same with Litecoin. Buy it at a reasonable price and wait until it rises to a certain amount. It might seem risky, but the cryptocurrency world needs a higher risk tolerance. You can read the comments and predictions of top investors on the cryptocurrency market and learn how they think about the future of Litecoin. However, you should always know that all the predictions might not come true. Therefore, try to analyze the market and consider your risk tolerance. Especially if you are a beginner, start with a low amount of money so you won’t lose if the investment wasn’t as profitable as you had considered.
Who can buy Litecoin 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 crypto experts and analysts believe that Litecoin's price might be surprisingly high in the long future. However, in the short term, you might also see a good rise. Furthermore, Litecoin is a trusted and reliable crypto that you can use in many ways. Therefore, more and more stores and companies will accept this coin in the future. That shows you might not lose your money by buying LTC.
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.
Ethereum is considered the second generation of blockchains, which was supposed to perform better than Bitcoin. Therefore, it is more technologically advanced and attracts more investors to the market. Therefore, Ethereum is considered a better cryptocurrency.
According to RTE, the national Irish news service, 18% of Irish people currently own or have
previously owned cryptocurrency.
Charlie Lee is the brain behind creating Litecoin. Charlie, known as Chocobo, was a former Google engineer and one of the first Bitcoin analysts. He designed the Litecoin network to solve the problems that the Bitcoin network had. However, he didn’t claim that Litecoin is supposed to compete with Bitcoin.