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Is KSM a good investment in New Zealand?
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.
Is Kusama 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 Kusama 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 Kusama in New Zealand
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 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
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.
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.
The Kusama coin was released in October 2019, the same time as its network was created.
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
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.