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Ethereum Classic (ETC) is a cryptocurrency that was created in July 2016 and as of 24th July 2016, its price was $0.752354. It then reached the $1 mark for the first time in July 2016 and in its first year of trading, the price of ETC fluctuated between $1 and $5. The ETC coin price reached the $10 mark for the first time in May 2017 and later that year, the price of ETC began to rise rapidly, reaching an all-time high of around $45 in December. 2018 and 2019 did not bring luck to ETC as its price was falling to around $5 by the end of 2019, but again by 2020, the price of ETC began to rise again, reaching a new all-time high of around $20 in August 2020. Ethereum Classic crypto price reached the $50 mark for the first time in April 2021 and then by May of that same year, the price rose again, reaching another new all-time high of around $70. ETC continued to experience a bullish market in 2021 as its value reached the $100 mark for the first time and touched its all-time high price of $176.16. Just as the overall market price fluctuates from time to time, 2022 was not an impressive year for many cryptocurrencies on the market and ETC was not an exception. But as 2023 started, the crypto market began to rise again and as a result ETC is also experiencing positive movements as it has been trading around the $20 mark and higher by the start of 2023. According to some crypto experts on the market, ETC price is forecasted to be worth around $107 in 2025. But note that before entering the crypto market, it's recommended to educate yourself and learn about the technology behind cryptocurrencies, their use cases, and the market. Also, this is by no means a financial advice. You should read up on the history and economics of different cryptocurrencies and discuss the market with a professional.
What is Ethereum Classic ?
Ethereum Classic is a decentralized blockchain platform that allows people to build and use decentralized applications (DApps) that run on the blockchain. Like Bitcoin, no one controls and owns this network. Ethereum Classic is an open-source project and uses smart contracts that are managed by its community around the world. Unlike the Bitcoin protocol, ETC is designed to be adaptable and flexible; Therefore, it is easy to create new applications on the platform of Ethereum Classic. After the infamous DAO hack, the Ethereum Foundation implemented a new version of the Ethereum main net on July 20, 2016 with controversial events. In the new version, the hacked DAO was completely erased from the blockchain history. The Ethereum Foundation registered a new brand name and chose the code ETH. The old version also continued to work under the name of Ethereum Classic (ETC). It can be said that Ethereum is a fork of Ethereum Classic.
Ethereum Classic followed the original rules of the network and maintained the Ethereum line of thought. The people who continued ETC were defenders of the immutability of the blockchain and opposed Ethereum forks with the slogan "code is law". Since the creation of the project, many improvements have been made to the Ethereum Classic network. The main goal of this project is to become a global payment network using smart contracts. Contracts that operate without centralized governance. In addition, Ethereum Classic wants the network's coin to become a currency for storing value and the implementation of trading.
Learn more on Ethereum Classic official website.
Is Ethereum Classic legal to buy in Italy?
There is no doubt that Italy is grossing in the global economic field by expanding its horizons on digital investment. However, the laws and regulations regarding cryptocurrencies are not fully developed yet. According to the public authority responsible for regulating the Italian financial markets (CONSOB), the ownership and trading of cryptocurrencies are not considered illegal in Italy. But you should keep in mind that there are no definite regulations about taxation. While crypto-assets do not have a specific regulatory status in Italy, the only Italian laws and regulations that provide a definition applicable to them are those concerning anti-money laundering regulations. It is estimated that 2.3% of the Italian population, which is approximately 1.3 million people, own crypto assets in Italy.
Is Ethereum Classic taxed in Italy
The Italian Tax Administration, also known as Agenzia Delle Entrate, is still developing official tax guidance on the topic of cryptocurrency taxation. However, two resolutions issued by Agenzia Entrate in the past are currently being used to form the basis for how cryptocurrencies are taxed in Italy.
According to Resolution no. 72 /E/2016, profits from trading cryptocurrencies are not considered taxable income due to the lack of speculative nature. However, in Resolution no. 788/2021 it is mentioned that if the person’s total wallet or account balance exceeds €51,645.69 for a minimum of seven consecutive days during the tax year, the profits from selling, exchanging, or disposing of cryptocurrencies are taxed as capital gains at a flat rate of 26%. This is good news for all Italian crypto investors considering you are not paying taxes on your profits as long as your total portfolio value does not exceed €51,645.69 for seven or more consecutive days.
After you've bought Ethereum Classic in Italy
Ethereum Classic token is used as a store of value and as a medium of exchange in the same way as other cryptocurrencies, it is an instrument to implement digital transactions and it can be used to pay for goods and services or be traded on cryptocurrency exchanges. Additionally, ETC can be used to develop decentralized applications on the Ethereum Classic blockchain.
Who can buy Ethereum Classic in Italy?
The requirements for anyone to buy cryptocurrency in Italy are a mobile phone to verify identity using two-factor authentication (2FA), a bank account or credit card to make fiat currency deposits to purchase cryptocurrencies and crypto wallet to store the assets. Our exchange authorizes fast and secure transactions through different means such as Apple pay, Google pay, Credit Card, Debit Card, Bank Transfer and PayPal. In conclusion, it is possible for almost everyone to enter the world of crypto assets and our website provides a safe and secure beginner-friendly experience.
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Frequently asked questions
ETC (Ethereum Classic) is valuable for several reasons, including: It is a decentralized platform for building decentralized applications (Dapps) and executing smart contracts. It has a strong community of developers and users who are committed to its success. It offers a fast, secure, and affordable way to transfer value and execute complex transactions. It has a limited supply, which is a factor that influences its value and scarcity.
Your crypto taxes should be reported in your personal tax return where you also report ordinary income from employment. According to Agenzia Entrate, a tax return must be submitted every year, by the following deadlines: 30 September and 30 November of the year following the tax year.
First, calculate your capital gains and income for all transactions during the tax year. Then, report your crypto taxes in your personal tax return before the deadline in the following year. You must file your tax form online via the dedicated website of Italy’s tax office. If you have further questions about how to file your taxes, we recommend contacting Agenzia Entrate or a tax advisor in Italy directly.
There is no established minimum amount assigned for purchasing Ankr. On our exchange, the minimum order size for buying ANKR is $10. Also, you have a variety of payment options to choose from. The transaction will be completed and displayed on your portfolio of cryptocurrency assets.
As a general rule, you should keep records of the following details for each transaction as a minimum: the date of the transaction, the cryptocurrencies involved in the transaction, the type of transaction, how much was bought, sold, or exchanged, the value of the cryptocurrency in euro at the time of the transaction, exchange records and other similar cases.
To keep your Ethereum Classic investment safe, you can follow these steps: Store your private key in a secure, offline location. Enable two-factor authentication on your account. Regularly backup your wallet and avoid downloading unknown software or clicking on suspicious links. Make sure to use a reputable cryptocurrency wallet that supports Ethereum Classic. For this, our exchange also provides a secure digital wallet with added features and convenient access to a variety of trading options, simplifying your trading experience.