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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 Malaysia?
Yes, cryptocurrency is legal to buy, sell and trade in Malaysia. According to an issued guideline
on digital currencies by Malaysia’s central bank, Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM), has stated that
it does not ban cryptocurrency transactions and has issued guidelines for individuals and
businesses to follow when using cryptocurrencies. These guidelines are intended to help ensure
the stability of Malaysia's financial system and to protect consumers from potential risks.
Is Tether taxed in Malaysia
Yes and no, there is no specific tax law in Malaysia that governs the taxation of cryptocurrencies
as of 12 February of 2023. However, the Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia (IRBM) has issued
Guidelines on Tax Treatment of Digital Currency Transactions indicating that cryptocurrencies
may be subject to tax under existing laws on certain conditions. According to the mentioned
guideline above, The Malaysian Inland Revenue Board (IRBM) has stated that cryptocurrency
transactions are exempt from tax, unless they are conducted regularly or repetitively. This
means that if you engage in cryptocurrency trading on a frequent basis, you will be required to
pay taxes on your cryptocurrency earnings. For businesses involved in cryptocurrency, any
profits generated from these transactions will be subject to income tax, regardless of whether
the profits are received in cryptocurrency or fiat currency. On the other hand, according to the
above-mentioned document, since cryptocurrencies are not viewed as capital assets nor a legal
tender by Malaysian authorities, crypto transactions carried out by individual and occasional
investors are not taxed.
It is worth noting that tax laws and regulations can change over time, so we would recommend
checking with the IRBM or consulting with a tax professional for the most up-to-date information.
After you've bought Tether in Malaysia
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 Malaysia?
In Malaysia, there are no restrictions on who can buy cryptocurrency. The best way to purchase
cryptocurrency in Malaysia depends on individual circumstances and preferences. The most
widely used method is through a digital asset exchange platform like ours. Our platform offers a
secure and reliable option for individuals looking to buy cryptocurrency in Malaysia. Our
exchange adheres to the law and provides a variety of payment options, including credit card,
debit card, bank transfer, PayPal, Apple Pay, and Google Pay, without incurring exchange
transaction fees. On our platform, individuals have the capability to buy, sell, and trade
cryptocurrency tokens. As with any investment, it's important to thoroughly research and
understand the market before investing in cryptocurrency. It's also a good idea to consult with a
financial advisor or expert in the field to help you make informed decisions.
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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.
The use of cryptocurrency as a form of payment in Malaysia is not widely accepted. While some
businesses may accept cryptocurrency as payment, it is not yet a common method of payment
in the country. The central bank, Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM), has issued guidelines for
individuals and businesses to follow when using digital currencies, including cryptocurrencies,
but has not yet issued any specific regulations regarding their use as a form of payment.
It's important to keep in mind that the use of cryptocurrency as a form of payment is still in its
early stages and may not be accepted by all businesses. Before making a purchase with
cryptocurrency, it's a good idea to check with the merchant to see if they accept it as a form of
Yes, you can cash out your cryptocurrency assets in Malaysia. You have the option to convert
your cryptocurrency holdings into Euros through our digital asset exchange platform. Once the
sale is complete, you may withdraw the funds to your bank account or use them for other
transactions as per your requirement.
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.
The adoption of cryptocurrency and the number of people owning crypto assets can vary greatly
and is subject to change. Additionally, the ownership of cryptocurrency is often not publicly
disclosed, making it difficult to determine the exact number of people who own these assets.
However, it is estimated that over 1 million people, 3.1% of Malaysia’s total population, currently
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.