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Is LPT a good investment in Japan?
Livepeer Token (LPT) was released in 2018 with an initial price of $6.68. LPT price rose to $8 in June of the 2019. it was almost stable in 2020 with an average price of $2 to $3. 2021 was a surprising year for LPT owners because its price suddenly mounted to $40 in April. After many ups and downs, LPT reached its highest value of $101 in November 2021. But that only lasted one day, the LPT price started to fall again and finished the year with a value of $50. The price of LPT continued to fall in 2022, and the token ended the year at $6.8.
LPT price had somehow been stable for most of the time. It had recorded the highest price of $101 and the lowest price of $0.57. Therefore, it was a good investment for a while. But, it is not clear if it will be as profitable as it was before. If you want to invest in the Livepeer token, checking the LPT price predictions will be helpful. However, you should also know that the predictions are not always true, and are only some expectations. Anyhow, most crypto analysts and experts believe that LPT will not have a surprising price change by 2025 when it might reach $60. It is also anticipated that LPT would reach $449 by 2030. Therefore, if the predictions become true, Livepeer could be a good investment.
What is Livepeer ?
Livepeer is an Ethereum-based network for video transcoding, released in 2018. The major reason for designing such a network was to reduce the costs that video streaming had before. Livepeer is a scalable Platform As-a-Service (PaaS) for startups or organizations to add live or on-demand videos more easily. It reformats videos so that anyone with any range of bandwidth or any device can see them without any problem. Therefore, Livepeer makes streaming more reliable and cost-effective. It can reduce the cost of video streaming by up to 50x compared to previous methods.
For more information and updates about this coin, check Livepeer official website.
Is Livepeer 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 Livepeer 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 Livepeer in Japan
LTP is mostly considered a rewarding coin that is used on the Livepeer network. People who want to stream a video on this platform can spend their coins on the network. In addition, LTP owners with more streaming videos will receive Ether or DAI rewards. Therefore, people can make money by using their LPT coins and streaming videos. LPT also has other uses, such as staking, trading, or voting. Therefore, LTP owners can also use their coins to vote to make changes on the network.
Without a doubt, one of the main reasons for buying coins is their probable investment profit. LPT is one of the popular coins that has shown it could be a profitable investment. Therefore, you can buy Livepeer Tokens from a trusted exchange like Blocktrade, keep them in a secure wallet and wait until their price rises. However, you should know that the future of cryptocurrencies is not predictable. Even if the price predictions of a coin show it will be profitable, any incident might change everything. Therefore, if you are a beginner in this world, it is recommended to invest as much as you can afford to lose. You can make an exit point for your investment to avoid any loss.
Who can buy Livepeer 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
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Frequently asked questions
Livepeer Tokens are available to buy in most exchanges. You can purchase this token on BlockTrade exchange, which is a safe, and low-cost platform to buy any cryptocurrency.
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.
If you create an account on any exchange, such as BlockTrade, you can easily buy and sell your Livepeer tokens.
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.
No one can guarantee that an investment will be profitable. A good investment depends on different factors. The predictions show that the LPT price might rise in the next 5 years. In this case, depending on the LPT price of the day, it might be a good investment in the future.