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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.
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Is Litecoin 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 Litecoin 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 Litecoin in Lithuania
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 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.