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Is GNO a good investment in Japan?
GNO was released to the market in May 2017 with an initial price of $51.64. Very soon, it could rise to $322 in the same year. It was a wonderful investment for people who had bought this coin at its release. However, it didn’t last long, and the GNO price fell again. In 2018, it could set another record of $401.17. After that, it fell into a two-year recession and even reached its lowest price of $7. GNO started 2021 with a growth of $110 and reached the highest value of $579 at the end of the year. Although 2021 sounded amazing for GNO owners, 2022 had many fluctuations. This coin faced recession again and ended the year with a price of $85.
GNO claimed to be a good investment several times. However, it seems that people need to be more patient about keeping this coin during its fall. But it is still a risky investment for newcomers to this world. Thus, they may need some help. One thing that can lead you to have a better decision about buying GNO is the price predictions that analysts and crypto experts forecast. Although these predictions are not %100 true, they can still help you have a brighter view of what may happen to this coin in the future. Most analysts believe that GNO price would go up even as high as $1400 by 2025. They also predict that the next ten years might be even better for GNO holders.
What is Gnosis ?
Gnosis is a decentralized prediction market network launched in January 2015. It is an Ethereum-based protocol for developers to run prediction market applications. People can generate, trade, and sell digital assets on this network. Apollo is the name of the Gnosis platform where users can do all these functions, which is accessible from the Gnosis website. Furthermore, the Gnosis protocol has the ability to create conditional tokens, which are a new asset class in this market. Then the users on this platform can trade conditional tokens and other digital assets using a decentralized market mechanism. Gnosis aims to provide an infrastructure for decentralized applications that can act as a prediction tool, information source and standard for the predictive asset.
Check out more on Gnosis official website.
Is Gnosis 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 Gnosis 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 Gnosis in Japan
GNO token is a governance coin, which means it can be used for voting inside the platform. GNO holders can vote on different subjects and may have the ability to change rules and regulations on this platform. The other benefit of GNO is creating smart contracts, which are very useful on the blockchain. Meanwhile, the main use of GNO is creating an OWL token. It is helpful for people who want to work on the Gnosis network and create decentralized applications. But if you are unfamiliar with this process, you will not need to use GNO coins to stake OWL tokens.
Most people see cryptocurrency as an investment. You can invest in GNO too. Since its price is not stable and changes from time to time, it has shown it could be a good investment in the past. However, no one can tell you if the investment in GNO will be profitable in the future. Therefore, you should be more aware of the crypto market if you want to invest in GNO.
Who can buy Gnosis 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
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Frequently asked questions
GNO is available on most exchanges. BlockTrade is one of the exchanges that offer you the best services at the lowest prices. Unlike most exchanges, you don’t need to pay additional money as the processing fee on this exchange. Therefore, you can buy GNO at a lower price on BlockTrade.
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.
Martin Koeppelmann and Stefan George are the founders of Gnosis and the main development hub of the company is located in Berlin.
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.
The Gnosis Protocol is a platform based on the Ethereum blockchain network and provides developers with the infrastructure to run decentralized applications, including prediction markets.