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Is XRP a good investment in New Zealand?
One thing you should check to find out if XRP is a good investment is checking its value over the years. In August of 2013, the first year after its release, each XRP was sold at 0.01 USD. Later in December 2017, it reached its highest price of 2.28 USD per unit. It shows the price of XRP rose more than 70,000 percent in only five years. Therefore, it was a great investment for people who bought even the minimum amount of this cryptocurrency. However, XRP had many ups and downs until it reached 0.42 USD in October 2022. Some investors believe that XRP may reach 100 USD per unit in the next 10 years, which is not impossible! The more the banks and financial institutions accept XRP in their transactions, the higher its price will get.
*Remember, the world of cryptocurrencies is so volatile, the price of a coin changes each day. Nothing is 100% guaranteed in this world. However, most of the analysts recommend thinking about a long-term investment while buying XRP. But you should still know that you are stepping into a risky world. As the price history shows, XRP had many ups and downs that shows the volatility of the cryptocurrency world. One day you may win and one incident in the world may affect the price of crypto and make you lose your investment. It is better to define an exit point for yourself. If the price of XRP went lower than that amount, sell your tokens.
What is Ripple ?
XRP – also known as Ripple- is a cryptocurrency built on a global payments network called Ripple. In fact, Ripple is the company that was created as a replacement for SWIFT (a leading money transfer network). It is designed to provide a secure and decentralized communication and payment network for financial institutions around the world. As a company, Ripple is a trusted agent that can facilitate transactions between two parties. It is located in San Francisco, USA, and makes decentralized financial products for banks and financial institutions.
Learn more on Ripple official website.
Is Ripple 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 Ripple 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 Ripple in New Zealand
You may wonder what happens after buying XRP and how you can use it. XRP is used like any other digital currency. It means, you can use it as an investment or to buy something. You can also exchange XRP with other currencies, the process should be done on the Ripple network. Moreover, Western Union, Travala, and Red Cross are among the most popular businesses that accept XRP. You can also use Ripple (XRP) for products you want to purchase from Microsoft, Amazon and many other major businesses. Therefore, sometimes there is no difference between your money and XRP.
As mentioned, one thing you can do after buying cryptocurrency is holding it as an investment until its price rises and selling it to profit. But you should know, that’s not the only benefit you can get from buying XRP. You can use this coin to trade with other currencies, such as USD or EUR, or spend it like money to buy an online product. You should also know that like other cryptocurrencies, XRP or Ripple can be stored in a wallet. XRP ledger is one of the safest wallets for you to store this coin.
Who can buy Ripple 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
Some experts predict that the price of this coin will get higher when more banks and financial institutes accept and start working with XRP and Ripple networks. If you are thinking about investing in a cryptocurrency, XRP can be a good choice. However, before buying XRP you should do more analysis and read more reviews to make sure it is worth buying.
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.
No. You should buy at least 20 ripples to activate the XRP wallet.
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
Chris Larsen and Jed McCaleb are the founders of Ripple network and its token “XRP”.