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How to buy Tether in Japan
Is USDT a good investment in Japan?
Tether is the first stablecoin in the crypto world, launched in July 2014. Like other stablecoins, Tether's price is tied to the price of USD. It means every Tether is always $1. It is also called USDT, which means USD Tether. The stable price of Tether makes it a great alternative to USD in the online world. People can easily use their Tether to purchase other coins. Although the Tether price is always stable, it fell to $096 once in May 2022. However, that didn’t impact its market because very soon it rebounded to $1.
Tether is not an investment like other coins. Since its price is stable, nothing can happen in the future. But people buy Tethers for other reasons. One of them is trading it with other coins whenever they want. The other reason is to avoid the volatility of the crypto market. Traders and investors usually trade their coins with Tether when the crypto market seems unstable or collapsing. Therefore, they can keep their digital assets safe from this risky world. Then, when the market stabilizes, they again trade their tether with other coins that seem to have a better future. Thus, Tether is not considered an investment but can help traders in difficult times.
What is Tether ?
Tether was launched on a platform called Omni via a blockchain company called Tether Holdings Limited. The Omni platform is a sub-layer of the Bitcoin blockchain. Tether was then released as an ERC-20 coin on the Ethereum blockchain.
Read more on Tether official website.
Is Tether 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 Tether 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 Tether in Japan
You can use Tether to purchase goods or services. Since Tether has been on the market for so long, you can find lots of stores and shops that accept it as their payment method. Furthermore, Tether is an alternative to USD in the digital world. Therefore, Tether is your dollar in the digital wallet. You can also use it to buy other coins. In the case of keeping Tether in a wallet, it is better to choose a software wallet to be able to use Tether easily.
Who can buy Tether 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
Tether is available on almost all exchanges. If you want a low-cost and trusted exchange to buy Tether, BlockTrade will be the right place for you. You only need to create an account and start buying cryptocurrency. Furthermore, unlike most exchanges, BlockTrade doesn’t have any processing fee. So, purchasing Tether on this exchange will cost you lower than in other places.
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.
Tether Limited Inc is the company behind creating Tether, which is also owned by a larger company called IFinix inc, located in Hong Kong. Reeve Collins, Craig Sellars, and Brock Pierce had the most important roles in creating Tether, and are considered the first owners. However, in 2015, the company was purchased by its new owner in Hong Kong.
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.
Tether always has a stable price. Since its price will not change or grow, you cannot make money from keeping Tether in your E-wallet. It is not a coin to invest in.