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Is KSM a good investment in Netherlands?
Kusama was released in 2019 with an initial price of $1.71. It experienced a price drop very soon after its release, but it never dropped less than $1. Kusama crypto owners might have been disappointed with this price, but 2020 was a surprising year for them because the Kusama price suddenly mounted to $14 in July and ended the year at the price of $60. The Kusama price continued to rise until May 2021, when it reached its highest record of $624.78. That shows how profitable Kusama was in only two years. Kusama had many fluctuations in 2022 and dropped to $28 at the end of the year.
The history of Kusama shows it was a profitable investment. However, it won’t guarantee its profitability in the future. Therefore, you need to check other factors to decide if Kusama is a good investment. One thing that can help you have a broader overview of the future of this coin is checking the price predictions that are made by analysts and crypto experts. Most of them believe Kusama might have good days to come, and its price may go up to $225 by 2025. They also predict that in the long-term it might rise more and mount to $600 again by 2030. However, you should notice that these are just predictions. Your decisions shouldn’t be only on these numbers. Check the news about Kusama the day you decide to purchase it.
What is Kusama ?
Kusama is a decentralized cryptocurrency network created in 2019. The main purpose of creating such a network was to enable developers to have their dedicated blockchain on this network. It means the Kusama network is a platform for developers to test the projects that are going to run or implement on the Polkadot network. That’s why Kusama is known as the “Canary of Polkadot network.” Although the codes of both look the same, Kusama is much faster than Dot (Polkadot). Kusama and Polkadot are two completely separate networks that work in parallel. One of the benefits of this network is that users can vote for changes on the platform.
Learn more on Kusama official website.
Is Kusama 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 Kusama 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 Kusama in Netherlands
Most people buy cryptocurrencies to keep them as an investment. Kusama is not an exception. You can keep them in a secure wallet and sell them whenever their price rises. However, this is not as simple as it is in theory. You need to check its price every day to make sure it is growing or find out when it is the right time to sell. If you are a beginner in this world, we suggest you invest as much as you can afford to lose because the cryptocurrency world is volatile and unpredictable. Furthermore, it is better to consider an exit point for your investment to avoid losing money in case the coin didn’t do as well as you thought.
As mentioned earlier, investment is not the only thing you can do with Kusama coins. KSM is a governance token; KSM owners can use their coins to validate the network, vote on changes on the platform, and nominate validators. In addition, the KSM cryptocurrency can be used for linking to support new parachains.
Who can buy Kusama 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
Many analysts have predicted a bright future for Kusama. They believe its price may rise, and it could be a good investment for people who buy it when the price is dropped. Its history also shows it was a profitable investment before. However, Kusama is a volatile and unpredictable crypto like other cryptocurrencies; anything may affect its future.
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.
The Kusama coin was released in October 2019, the same time as its network was created.
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.
Gavin Wood is the founder of Kusama and Polkadot. He was one of the co-founders of Ethereum, who left the company in 2015. Therefore, he was completely familiar with the cryptocurrency world. He created the Kusama network in 2019.