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Ethereum Classic (ETC) is a cryptocurrency that was created in July 2016 and as of 24th July 2016, its price was $0.752354. It then reached the $1 mark for the first time in July 2016 and in its first year of trading, the price of ETC fluctuated between $1 and $5. The ETC coin price reached the $10 mark for the first time in May 2017 and later that year, the price of ETC began to rise rapidly, reaching an all-time high of around $45 in December. 2018 and 2019 did not bring luck to ETC as its price was falling to around $5 by the end of 2019, but again by 2020, the price of ETC began to rise again, reaching a new all-time high of around $20 in August 2020. Ethereum Classic crypto price reached the $50 mark for the first time in April 2021 and then by May of that same year, the price rose again, reaching another new all-time high of around $70. ETC continued to experience a bullish market in 2021 as its value reached the $100 mark for the first time and touched its all-time high price of $176.16. Just as the overall market price fluctuates from time to time, 2022 was not an impressive year for many cryptocurrencies on the market and ETC was not an exception. But as 2023 started, the crypto market began to rise again and as a result ETC is also experiencing positive movements as it has been trading around the $20 mark and higher by the start of 2023. According to some crypto experts on the market, ETC price is forecasted to be worth around $107 in 2025. But note that before entering the crypto market, it's recommended to educate yourself and learn about the technology behind cryptocurrencies, their use cases, and the market. Also, this is by no means a financial advice. You should read up on the history and economics of different cryptocurrencies and discuss the market with a professional.
What is Ethereum Classic ?
Ethereum Classic is a decentralized blockchain platform that allows people to build and use decentralized applications (DApps) that run on the blockchain. Like Bitcoin, no one controls and owns this network. Ethereum Classic is an open-source project and uses smart contracts that are managed by its community around the world. Unlike the Bitcoin protocol, ETC is designed to be adaptable and flexible; Therefore, it is easy to create new applications on the platform of Ethereum Classic. After the infamous DAO hack, the Ethereum Foundation implemented a new version of the Ethereum main net on July 20, 2016 with controversial events. In the new version, the hacked DAO was completely erased from the blockchain history. The Ethereum Foundation registered a new brand name and chose the code ETH. The old version also continued to work under the name of Ethereum Classic (ETC). It can be said that Ethereum is a fork of Ethereum Classic.
Ethereum Classic followed the original rules of the network and maintained the Ethereum line of thought. The people who continued ETC were defenders of the immutability of the blockchain and opposed Ethereum forks with the slogan "code is law". Since the creation of the project, many improvements have been made to the Ethereum Classic network. The main goal of this project is to become a global payment network using smart contracts. Contracts that operate without centralized governance. In addition, Ethereum Classic wants the network's coin to become a currency for storing value and the implementation of trading.
Learn more on Ethereum Classic official website.
Is Ethereum Classic legal to buy in Lithuania?
Yes. According to the AML/CTF Law, the Lithuanian government allows legal financial transactions with cryptocurrency and offers transparent authorizations for the use of virtual currencies. According to the Bank of Lithuania (LB), cryptocurrency also known as virtual currency is non-regulated digital money that can be used as means of payment, and this money is issued and guaranteed by a non-central bank. It is estimated that over 70 thousand people, 2.58% of Lithuania's total population, currently own cryptocurrency.
Is Ethereum Classic taxed in Lithuania
Yes. According to Art. 2 (14) of Lithuania Law on Personal Income Tax (PITL), the Lithuania State Tax Inspectorate (VMI) states that virtual currency is considered as property; therefore, when income from sales of a virtual currency is received, it is taxable the same as other income from sales of assets or other transfer into ownership. In this case, the difference between sales and the acquisition price is taxed, and the Personal Income Tax rate is 15% on such an income. Also, VMI indicates that according to Art. 17 (1) (27) of Personal Income Tax Law, if taxable profit received from a non-regular sale of cryptocurrency during 12 months is less than EUR 2500, Personal Income Tax is not applied on such a profit.
After you've bought Ethereum Classic in Lithuania
Ethereum Classic token is used as a store of value and as a medium of exchange in the same way as other cryptocurrencies, it is an instrument to implement digital transactions and it can be used to pay for goods and services or be traded on cryptocurrency exchanges. Additionally, ETC can be used to develop decentralized applications on the Ethereum Classic blockchain.
Who can buy Ethereum Classic in Lithuania?
Anyone. Buying cryptocurrency in Lithuania is much faster and more convenient with the help of exchanges. In Lithuania, different purchase means such as Apple pay, Google pay, Credit Card, Debit Card, Bank Transfer and PayPal, are supported. Our exchange provides safe and fast transactions with no transaction fee through all the mentioned methods.
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Frequently asked questions
ETC (Ethereum Classic) is valuable for several reasons, including: It is a decentralized platform for building decentralized applications (Dapps) and executing smart contracts. It has a strong community of developers and users who are committed to its success. It offers a fast, secure, and affordable way to transfer value and execute complex transactions. It has a limited supply, which is a factor that influences its value and scarcity.
When buying cryptocurrency, there are two factors that could affect the cost: 1.The price of the cryptocurrency itself, and 2.The exchange commission. Our exchange is practically one of the cheapest means to buy cryptocurrncy in Lithuania since it charges no exchange fees for the transactions.
Yes. But note that according to Lithuania Personal Income Tax Law, if the taxpayers generate income from the sale of cryptocurrencies, the difference between sales and the acquisition price is taxed and they are obliged to file a personal income tax return. If you are selling your crypto asset in Lithuania, keep in mind that our exchange charges no fees for transactions.
There is no established minimum amount assigned for purchasing Ankr. On our exchange, the minimum order size for buying ANKR is $10. Also, you have a variety of payment options to choose from. The transaction will be completed and displayed on your portfolio of cryptocurrency assets.
According to the Finance Minister Gintarė Skaistė, the Lithuanian Ministry of Finance and the Bank of Lithuania are taking proactive steps to strengthen regulation at national level in preparation for subsequent decisions at EU level.
To keep your Ethereum Classic investment safe, you can follow these steps: Store your private key in a secure, offline location. Enable two-factor authentication on your account. Regularly backup your wallet and avoid downloading unknown software or clicking on suspicious links. Make sure to use a reputable cryptocurrency wallet that supports Ethereum Classic. For this, our exchange also provides a secure digital wallet with added features and convenient access to a variety of trading options, simplifying your trading experience.