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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 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 Litecoin 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 Litecoin in Italy
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 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.