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Is LTC a good investment in Latvia?
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.
Learn more on Litecoin official website.
Is Litecoin legal to buy in Latvia?
Yes. According to the explanation of the virtual assets document by the Latvian Financial and
Capital Market Commission, a virtual asset or cryptocurrency is a digital representation of value
not issued or guaranteed by a central bank or any other public authority, that may be digitally
transmitted, stored, or traded, and that may function as a medium of exchange for payment of
goods or services with persons who mutually agree to accept the virtual currency.
Is Litecoin taxed in Latvia
Yes. According to the Latvian Income Tax Act, there are two types of income that come from
selling cryptocurrencies: 1. Capital gains and 2. Income from economic activity.
According to the above-mentioned Income Tax law, capital gain from selling crypto assets is the
difference between the purchase cost and the disposal cost of the crypto assets. If it is not
possible to determine the purchase price of virtual currency, the purchase price is considered to
be 0. As stated in Latvian Income Tax Act, income from economic activity is triggered when the
virtual currency is sold as part of an economic activity or it is generated or received as payment
for goods, services or an occupation. In this case, economic activity must be registered and
personal income tax must be paid in total. Both capital gains and income from economic activity
are subject to a personal income tax rate of 20%.
After you've bought Litecoin in Latvia
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 Latvia?
Anyone can buy, sell, and hold cryptocurrency by the use of cryptocurrency exchanges in
Latvia. This is specifically because it is easy and quick to start an account and buy your desired
crypto assets through an exchange service. Popular and secure payment services such as
Apple pay, Google pay, Credit Card, Debit Card, Bank Transfer and PayPal are also accessible
in Latvia if your exchange supports payments by these methods. Our exchange offers fast, legal
and safe cryptocurrency transactions through the stated payment services. Our exchange is
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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.
Yes. Note that according to Latvian Income Tax Act, selling your cryptocurrency can be subject
to Capital Gains Tax with a 20% rate, so it is advised to keep records of your cryptocurrency
purchase and sell transactions.
Yes. According to Latvian Income Tax Act, you need to submit a tax declaration if your total
income from transactions with capital assets exceeds EUR 1000 in a quarter, as in the year
2022. (Latvia follows a quarterly tax method which means that the year is divided into four
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.
It is estimated that over 62 thousand people, 3.3% of the total Latvian population, currently own
at least one form of cryptocurrency.
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.