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Binance Coin (BNB) was introduced and launched in July 2017 at the initial coin launch event. At the time of launch, each coin was sold for 15 cents. Binance was able to raise a total of around $15 million from this ICO. The value of Binance's native coin, BNB, has increased significantly over time as a result of the company's explosive growth in the cryptocurrency sector.
The price of BNB cryptocurrency in US dollars increased gradually at first, staying below $50 between 2017 and the beginning of 2021. BNB tokens’ high price record reached $24.71 (in January 2018) during the 2017 to 2018 crypto market bull run. Later, in May 2021, the entire cryptocurrency market experienced a significant uptrend, with some cryptocurrencies setting new all-time highs. As a result, on May 10, 2021, the price of BNB increased from under $50 to an all-time high of $690.93, a 460520 percent rise from its price at the time of the ICO. Additionally, BNB was valued at over $100 billion at the time. By the start of 2023, BNB has been trading between about $245 to $310. Some crypto experts believe that BNB has an outstanding potential to reach new heights. They predicted that it could reach about $1,047 by 2025. In spite of all that, this information is not aiming to act as a buying signal or a financial advice. We encourage you to do your research regarding the crypto market movements and even consulting with a professional before attempting to invest in cryptocurrency.
What is Binance Coin ?
Binance Coin (BNB) is a cryptocurrency that can be used for trading and payment on the Binance platform. This digital currency was first created on the Ethereum network with the purpose of paying transaction fees in the Binance exchange. But in a short time, it moved to its native blockchain, Binance Chain. Binance Chain network was optimized for super-fast transactions. To achieve this goal, the Binance Chain network had to balance between different categories. One of these cases was flexibility in terms of programmability. Therefore, introducing Binance Smart Chain, known as BSC, changed this situation.
In February 2022, Binance’s two main blockchains, Binance Chain and Binance Smart Chain, were grouped together and called the BNB Chain. Binance Coin (BNB) digital currency then was set as a native and exclusive digital currency of the BNB network. This altcoin is based on the ERC-20 standard and follows the same rules governing the Ethereum blockchain. This digital currency makes the Binance Blockchain benefit from the stability and safety of the Ethereum and other Blockchain networks. Also, this digital currency is well protected from theft and has low costs due to its initial creation in the Ethereum network.
Is Binance Coin legal to buy in Japan
Yes. In Japan, cryptocurrency is considered legal and regulated under the Payment Services
Act, which was enacted in April 2017. The Act defines cryptocurrency as a form of property and
also recognizes cryptocurrency as a form of asset and allows individuals to buy, sell, and hold
cryptocurrency as a means of payment. In addition, cryptocurrency exchanges operating in
Japan are subject to government regulation and must comply with anti-money laundering act
(AML) and know-your-customer (KYC) regulations.
Is Binance Coin taxed in Japan
Yes. According to the official Tax Answer No.1500 released by the Japanese National Tax
Agency (NTA), cryptocurrency is taxed in Japan as a form of property and profits obtained from
cryptocurrency trading will be treated as "miscellaneous income"(or zatsu-shotoku in
Japanese). This means that gains from selling cryptocurrencies will be taxed in a similar manner
to other sources of income, such as employment income. Individuals who trade
cryptocurrencies are subject to taxation on any capital gains they attain from selling their
cryptocurrency holdings. As per the Japanese Income Tax Law for Virtual Currencies, gains
from the sale of cryptocurrency are considered taxable income and may be subject to both
individual income tax and resident tax. In accordance with the two Tax Laws mentioned, the tax
rate for individuals can range from 5% to 55% depending on the amount of the gain, while the
resident tax rate is 10.21%.
After you've bought Binance Coin in Japan
At first, BNB was used to support the Binance exchange's development and marketing with the money raised from it. Binance Coin (BNB) today facilitates discounted crypto trading on Binance in addition to providing holders with access to the launchpad of the exchange and a number of other goods and services. Besides, nowadays Binance Coin is similar to other digital assets in the market from a general point of view. It is a form of digital asset that can increase in value based on user usage and transactions. Users can also hold BNB like other cryptocurrencies in compatible wallets and send and receive this asset directly.
Who can buy Binance Coin in Japan
Anyone. It is worth noting that there is no specific requirement for citizenship or residency in
Japan for purchasing digital assets, so foreign individuals can also buy cryptocurrency in the
country. In order to buy cryptocurrency in Japan, it is advised to research and choose a
reputable cryptocurrency exchange that operates in Japan and supports the cryptocurrency you
want to purchase. For this matter, our exchange is legal, safe, and supports a wide range of any
desired cryptocurrency while providing you with various payment options to choose from like
Apple Pay, Google Pay, credit card, debit card, bank transfer, and PayPal. Plus, we charge no
exchange fees for these secure transaction services.
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Frequently asked questions
Binance Coin is worth buying due to some of its unique usages compared to other cryptocurrencies and its offering of great features that other coins don't have yet. For example, the Binance Visa card project could greatly increase the adoption of BNB. Since it converts BNB cryptocurrency into fiat when used for payment, this special feature could make BNB more popular. Also, this digital asset has a very high volume of daily transactions. However, perhaps the best value of Binance Coin these days is that it could eventually replace Ethereum because it is cheaper. With Ethereum fees increasing in February 2021, many developers have switched to the Binance Smart Network (BSC), leading to an increase of BNB value.
Yes. According to the Virtual Currency Tax Guideline pamphlet by the Japanese National Tax
Agency (NTA), in Japan, using cryptocurrency to pay for goods or services is subject to
consumption tax (消費税). This tax is imposed on the value of the goods or services being
purchased, and the rate varies depending on the type of goods or services. For example, the
standard rate for most goods and services is 8%. This means that if you purchase an item for
100,000 yen and pay with cryptocurrency, you will be required to pay an additional 8,000 yen in
consumption tax. It's important to note that the seller is responsible for collecting and remitting
the consumption tax to the government, but as a buyer, it's good to be aware of this tax
According to the official Tax Answer No.1500 in Japan, there are currently no tax-free
cryptocurrency transactions. All cryptocurrency transactions, including buying, selling, and using
cryptocurrency to pay for goods or services, are subject to either capital gains tax or
consumption tax, or both. The Japanese National Tax Agency considers cryptocurrency to be a
form of property, and as such, any gains from selling cryptocurrency are taxed as capital gains.
Additionally, using cryptocurrency to purchase goods or services is subject to consumption tax.
It's important to consult with a tax professional for more information on specific tax obligations
and to ensure compliance with Japan's tax laws.
Our exchange allows you to buy BNB with a minimum order size of $10. You can complete your BNB token purchase using various payment methods provided by our exchange. Choose whichever suits you best and proceed your Binance Coin investment easily.
It's difficult to estimate the exact number of people in Japan who own crypto assets, but it was
estimated by some sources that in Japan, about 4.0%, which would be around 5 million of its
population, owned some form of cryptocurrency. However, these numbers can change rapidly
due to frequent movements in the crypto market.
There are several ways to keep your BNB investment safe: One of the most effective ways is to store them in a hardware wallet, which is a physical device that securely stores your private keys. Additionally, you can use a software wallet, which is a digital wallet that can be stored on your computer or mobile device. Plus, our exchange provides a user-friendly personal online wallet that offers additional features and is easily connected to multiple trading options for BNB cryptocurrency, making your trading experience more efficient.