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Is BCH a good investment in Netherlands?
Bitcoin Cash crypto (known as BCH) was released in 2017 with an initial price of $440. At the very beginning, BCH surprised everyone with its price rise to $621 in only a few months. Surprisingly, BCH set a record for the all-time highest price of $2,940 in December of the same year. It was shocking for BCH owners because, in less than a year, their investment had delivered almost 6 times the profit. However, 2018 wasn’t that good for people who decided to invest in BCH at the end of 2017, because every month the price dropped until it reached $81 per token in December of 2018. The next year wasn’t so fluctuating for BCH and almost passed with a stable price between $300 to $400. The same happened in 2020. In 2021, the BCH price again climbed and reached $1,454 per coin, and became a highly profitable investment for its owners.
BCH had ups and downs, like any other cryptocurrency. It had shown many times that it could be a profitable investment. However, no one knows what may happen to its future. Therefore, when you want to purchase this coin, you may wonder if it will be a good investment. To answer this question, you need to check several things to understand if BCH might be on growth or may fall. One of them is BCH price predictions. Crypto analysts and experts analyze the performance of crypto and other factors to forecast its future. Most analysts believe BCH's price might reach $2000 by 2030, which means it may be a good long-term investment.
What is Bitcoin Cash ?
Bitcoin Cash was released in 2017 as a hard fork of Bitcoin, which means it was split from the original protocol to solve the problems regarding scalability, low speed, and high fees that Bitcoin had. Bitcoin Cash is technically and structurally similar to Bitcoin, but it can pack 4 to 8 times larger data into each block. It can also process 116 transactions per second, which means blocks are bigger, and yet the speed is higher compared to Bitcoin. Furthermore, due to its fees, Bitcoin wasn’t suitable for everyday purchases anymore. Thus, Bitcoin Cash was created as an alternative to Bitcoin for everyday use.
Is Bitcoin Cash legal to buy in Netherlands
According to The Dutch National Bank (DNB) all cryptocurrency transactions are legal in the Netherlands. However, cryptocurrencies are still not accepted as digital money. The Dutch National Bank is in charge of cryptocurrency regulations in the Netherlands. They prevent cryptocurrency from being used for illegal purposes such as money laundering or funding of criminal or terrorist activities. It is estimated that over 520 thousand people, 3.04% of Netherlands’ total population, currently own cryptocurrency.
Is Bitcoin Cash taxed in Netherlands
Yes. According to Netherland’s Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Prevention Act (Wwft), all crypto assets of a private individual count as salary or income. There is no crypto capital gains tax in the Netherlands. Rather, crypto is taxed as an asset. According to the same document, if the taxable base value of your assets (crypto and non-crypto) is more than 50,000 EUR, you are subject to the net worth tax of 31%. This is a fixed percentage return assumed by the government.
After you've bought Bitcoin Cash in Netherlands
BCH is a transactional coin, which means it can be used to purchase goods, as payment, exchange, or anything you use the money for. Therefore, BCH is somehow equal to your cash, but in your e-wallet. Furthermore, Bitcoin Cash supports smart contracts. Hence, people can use BCH to create smart contracts on this network.
Like other cryptocurrencies, BCH can be used as an investment. In the past, BCH has shown that it could be a profitable investment for its holders. However, nothing is guaranteed for the future. If you want to keep BCH as an investment, it is recommended to check different things, read its white paper, check the news about the cryptocurrency world, or follow top investors on social media to know their opinion. In the end, remember that anything might affect the future of crypto. Therefore, check new regulations and BCH price of the day to have a better perspective on the future of this coin.
Who can buy Bitcoin Cash in Netherlands
Anyone with a bank account or credit card. You can use fiat currency deposits to purchase cryptocurrencies in the Netherlands with the help of a trusted exchange. Plus, secure and easy transactions with zero transaction fees are provided by our exchange and through different pay methods such as Apple pay, Google pay, Credit Card, Debit Card, Bank Transfer and PayPal.
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Frequently asked questions
Most investors still prefer BTC over BCH because Bitcoin is more popular and known by people. Furthermore, for people who want to spend their coins, more markets are accepting BTC. Therefore, most people might think that buying Bitcoin is better than Bitcoin Cash. However, if you want to keep your coins as an investment, it is better to compare the price and news about both to find out which one to invest in.
According to the website of the Dutch Government, if you submit your tax return too late or not at all, the Tax and Customs Administration will see this as undisguised capital and impose a fine. Before you receive a fine, the Tax and Customs Administration will send you a reminder and later probably a final notice. If you cannot submit your tax return in time, you can ask for a deferment.
Yes, you do. The Netherlands is different from many countries where cryptocurrency is only taxed when you sell, trade, spend or gift it. This is based on the Dutch tax office statement which assumes you make a return from your assets and tax you on this assumed return.
No one can tell you if a coin will be profitable in the future. It depends on many considerations. However, since Bitcoin Cash is a fork of Bitcoin, and even has better performance, it will probably be more usable in the future. Therefore, as long as cryptocurrency exists, Bitcoin Cash will be there.
According to Dutch tax office you are not charged tax for simply buying or selling crypto. Contrary to most other countries, you are not taxed when buying, selling, exchanging, or otherwise disposing of a cryptocurrency. It is taxed as an asset, so you are charged tax on the amount of savings and investments you hold at the beginning of the tax year.
Many exchanges support Bitcoin Cash and let you purchase via debit or master card. One of them is BlockTrade, an exchange regulated in the EU that accepts many coins. You can do trading without any fee on this exchange. Thus, it will be the cheapest exchange you can find to buy BCH.