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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.
Is Litecoin 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 Litecoin 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 Litecoin in Netherlands
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 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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.