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In its simplest definition, Ethereum is an open infrastructure based on blockchain technology on which decentralized computer programs can be run. The decentralization of Ethereum means that this system does not belong to anyone alone and it is not controlled by one or more specific people. Everyone can own this network and everyone can play a role in controlling it. Thanks to Ethereum's distributed and decentralized structure, once a program is implemented on the Ethereum network, it cannot be stopped or manipulated, even if the creator wants to.
Among the members of the digital currency community, the digital currency of the Ethereum network is also called Ethereum or Ether. Ether, like Bitcoin, is a digital currency that can easily transfer value. However, Ether's purpose is slightly different from Bitcoin's. This digital currency was created to pay for fees and as an incentive for contributors to continue working with Ethereum. Who would be willing to work as a miner or contributor to the network if Ether was not the key asset? This is why Ether is also called "the fuel of the Ethereum network". If Bitcoin is "digital gold", Ether is "digital oil".
What is Ethereum ?
The digital currency of the Ethereum network is called "Ether" and its abbreviated unit is ETH. This asset is considered the currency of the network as well as a way to pay fees and charges.
Learn more on Ethereum official website.
Is Ethereum 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 Ethereum 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 Ethereum in New Zealand
Ethereum is a popular blockchain that has been used in various projects. Due to the success of Ethereum, many developers and projects use this chain to build their own products. Smart contracts on Ethereum have been able to bring blockchain technology applications to other levels. Smart contracts allow users to determine their desired conditions and rules.
In smart contracts, it is possible to include detailed conditions for each contract. This feature has made it possible for Ethereum to host various blockchain-based financial services. Some examples of Ethereum services you can benefit from include: Loaning, Decentralized Insurance, Decentralized Exchanges, Stablecoins, Profit Cultivation, Investing, Computer Games (Betting), and Non-Fungible Tokens (NFT).
Who can buy Ethereum 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.
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Frequently asked questions
Ether is a functional currency. As the amount and use and acceptance of Ether increases, the price will also increase. Ethereum can be used to make processes smarter and get the most out of it. The price of Ethereum will increase if Ethereum is accepted by more institutions and its popularity and use increase. In 2016, the value of each ether was less than one dollar, but for example, in 2020, which was the year when digital currencies flourished, the price of Ethereum increased by 200 times. In conclusion, Ethereum has a special place among digital currencies and a bright future is predicted for it. With updates coming in the near future, Ethereum will become faster and a more viable investment option. Investing in Ethereum may seem risky, but if all goes well, the returns on this investment might be impressive.
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.
Officially, ETH has a minimum fractional number called a Wei. Each Wei equals 0.000000000000000001 ETH (10-18). But the minimum amount you are allowed to purchase is dependent upon your exchange’s minimum limit. Our exchange allows a minimum of $10.
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
To store Ether and Ethereum-based tokens, you need software or hardware called a “wallet”. A wallet can be considered like a bank account that is used to store, receive and send money.
Ethereum software wallets are free and you can easily install them on mobile phones (Android and iOS) or PCs (Windows, Linux, and Mac). Some wallets are also web-based and can be accessed with internet browsers (such as Chrome). In contrast, hardware wallets, which are more secure, are physically available and must be purchased from reputable stores. It is necessary to take a backup copy of your wallet so that you can recover your funds if the wallet is deleted, the password is forgotten, or the device on which the wallet is installed is damaged.