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Is BTC a good investment in New Zealand?
Bitcoin has been a popular name over the last decade. The growth in Bitcoin’s popularity has made it a globally acknowledged currency and a valuable asset. In July 2010, Bitcoin began trading at US$0.0008. By mid-April of 2021, Bitcoin prices reached new all-time highs of over $60,000 but by the summer of that same year prices were down by 50%. Bitcoin later reached its all-time high above $68,000 in November 2021. In 2022, Bitcoin's price continued to gradually decline but this is a natural process, as we have seen it happen before. You should keep in mind that in the world of cryptocurrencies, every high has a low and after every low, there will be a high sometime. So, it is important to get the timings right. Understanding the nature of the market and analyzing the movements of Bitcoin can be a guide for investors. That is why people’s attention and interest in Bitcoin remains high yet cautious, regardless of its price. As a result, some crypto market experts have even predicted that Bitcoin’s price could reach around $79,000 by the year 2025. In simple terms, it is hard to reach a definite answer when it comes to crypto investments. But if you have a good crypto market outlook to some extent and Bitcoin fits within your risk tolerance prospects, then it could be a satisfactory investment on the long-term perspective.
What is Bitcoin ?
Bitcoin is a digital currency or a form of digital asset, which is of high market value. It is ranked 1st in the crypto market. Bitcoin is a decentralized digital currency that no one controls and anyone can use it in order to transfer monetary units of the network. Bitcoin has made it possible to send money to any part of the world easily and regardless of geographical borders and banking networks.
A very important function of Bitcoin is to maintain value. Because as we know, governments and central banks have the power to print money indefinitely and thereby reduce the value of their national currencies. In the Bitcoin network, although everyone can participate in the creation of new currency units, the total number of coins that can be created can be a maximum of 21 million units. The limited number of Bitcoin coins and the impossibility of creating more Bitcoins than what miners are allowed to mine are from the rules of the Bitcoin network which protect its value. This is one of the reasons that distinguishes Bitcoin as a long-term investment.
Is Bitcoin legal to buy in New Zealand?
Yes, buying and owning cryptocurrency is legal in New Zealand. The country has taken a
supportive approach to cryptocurrencies and has set guidelines for the use and exchange of
digital assets. The Inland Revenue Department considers cryptocurrencies to be a form of
property for tax purposes and requires individuals to pay taxes on any gains made from their
Is Bitcoin taxed in New Zealand
Yes. According to The Inland Revenue Department (IRD) of New Zealand’s provided guidance
on the tax treatment of cryptocurrencies, cryptocurrency is considered property for tax
purposes. This means that any gains made from the sale or exchange of cryptocurrency are
subject to capital gains tax. Additionally, in New Zealand, if you acquire cryptocurrency with the
intention of selling it in the future, your gains from the sale or exchange of these assets are also
considered taxable income and are subject to the same tax rates as your other income. This
applies to profits from trading, exchanging, selling, or disposing of cryptocurrency, as well as
income received from cryptocurrency mining, staking, and airdrops. The tax rate for
cryptocurrency gains in New Zealand is based on a progressive tax system, with rates ranging
from 10.5% to 39% depending on your total taxable income.
The Inland Revenue Department of New Zealand has also provided information on how to
report and pay taxes on cryptocurrency transactions. It is advisable to seek professional tax
advice if you have questions about how your cryptocurrency transactions are affected by New
Zealand tax laws.
After you've bought Bitcoin in New Zealand
Bitcoin is a kind of electronic money by which you can send money to any part of the world or sometimes use it to buy goods and services. Bitcoin's two main features of decentralization and freedom from printing more currency units are significant achievements over today's money. These Bitcoin features are paving the way for a new form of economic system in the future. You can consider Bitcoin as a payment token, use it to make currency transfers, and even order from online stores. But looking at the use of Bitcoin in today's world, it can be seen that most people buy Bitcoin as an investment. For this reason, another point of view has emerged according to which Bitcoin can be used as an asset in addition to being able to play the role of money; An asset that can maintain its value over time.
Who can buy Bitcoin in New Zealand?
In New Zealand, anyone over the age of 18 and who has a valid government-issued ID can buy
cryptocurrency. There are no restrictions on who can buy cryptocurrency in New Zealand, but it
is important to note that all cryptocurrency transactions are subject to anti-money laundering
and counter-terrorism financing laws. This means that individuals and businesses must comply
with certain identification and verification requirements. Plus, when it comes to purchasing
cryptocurrency, using a cryptocurrency exchange is the most convenient option. Our exchange
specially allows you to exchange fiat currencies for cryptocurrencies through various payment
methods, such as Apple Pay, Google Pay, credit card, debit card, bank transfer, and PayPal.
Our exchange also offers these payment options with no exchange fees while ensuring secure
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Frequently asked questions
If we consider Bitcoin to have intrinsic value due to some of its features such as limitedness and unforgeability and use it as a tool that preserves value over time, perhaps it is an asset worth buying. Bitcoin can be presented as a type of investment that preserves the value of your savings in the long term. However, we recommend that before purchasing Bitcoin, study the ins and outs of the Bitcoin market and consult with professionals.
Yes. According to the Tax Guidance information provided by The Inland Revenue Department
(IRD), In New Zealand, if you use cryptocurrency to purchase goods or services, it is considered
a barter transaction and is subject to goods and services tax (GST). The GST rules apply to the
value of the goods or services being provided, regardless of whether they are paid for in fiat
currency or cryptocurrency. This means that the same amount of GST is payable on a
cryptocurrency transaction as on a transaction conducted in fiat currency. It is the responsibility
of the seller to charge and collect the correct amount of GST on the sale of goods or services,
and to report and pay the GST to the Inland Revenue Department (IRD). The buyer is also
required to keep records of cryptocurrency transactions for tax purposes.
The cheapest way to buy cryptocurrency in New Zealand may vary depending on a number of
factors, such as the amount you want to purchase, the type of cryptocurrency you want to buy,
and the payment method you choose. One of the most convenient ways to buy cryptocurrency
in New Zealand would be through our cryptocurrency exchange. Our exchange allows you to
buy cryptocurrency using various payment methods, such as bank transfer, credit card, Apple
pay, Google pay, Debit Card and PayPal. Some exchanges charge fees for their services but
our exchange has zero fees for buying and trading your cryptocurrency.
You can purchase a small amount of Bitcoin, unlike stocks. The least amount of Bitcoin that you can likely purchase is equivalent to 1 Satoshi, or 0.00000001 Bitcoins, depending on its price of the day.
The exact number of people who own crypto assets in New Zealand is not publicly available.
However, various reports indicate that the adoption of cryptocurrency is growing in the country,
with more and more individuals and businesses investing in and using digital currencies.
According to a survey conducted by the New Zealand Reserve Bank in 2020, around 5% of the
adult population in the country owns cryptocurrency. This represents a significant increase from
previous years, and suggests that the popularity and use of cryptocurrency is continuing to grow
in New Zealand. However, it is important to note that these figures may not reflect the actual
number of people who own crypto assets, as some individuals may not have disclosed their
Due to theft, computer malfunction, loss of access keys, and other reasons, users may lose Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency tokens. Although hot wallets are still practical for some users, cold storage (also known as offline wallets) is one of the safest ways to store Bitcoin because it cannot be accessed online. Consider using a hardware wallet for all of your long-term Bitcoin and cryptocurrency storage if you’re looking for the safest storage option. For short-term investments, you can also keep your Bitcoins on our exchange wallet in order to trade more easily.If you want to hold Bitcoin long-term, although you can still keep your cryptocurrency in this wallet, it is better to not keep it in the exchange wallet nor the software one. The safest option would be a hardware wallet.