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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 Norway
Yes. According to the Norwegian Government’s strategy document for cooperation with the EU, the government states that the usage of blockchain technology is an area of importance for Norway and that the government is working to ensure secure storage and use of digital personal data. Also, in a recent report by the Central Bank of Norway, it was stated that the development of digital currencies may help to give crypto assets a greater role in ordinary domestic and cross-border payments.
Is Bitcoin taxed in Norway
Yes. According to the Norwegian Tax Administration, cryptocurrencies in Norway are treated as assets and must be declared in yearly tax returns. Almost all of your crypto transactions are subject to tax in Norway. According to the above-mentioned tax regulation, if your crypto holdings are above NOK 1,500,000, they are subject to a wealth tax of 0.7%. Any gains on cryptocurrency transactions are also subject to a capital gains tax of 22%. For income earned in cryptocurrency, you have to pay an income tax of 22% as well as a bracketed tax. For more information on bracket tax see the guide by the Norwegian Tax Administration. As stated in the Norwegian crypto tax regulations, you can also claim a tax deduction for transaction costs linked to trading and income from virtual currency.
After you've bought Bitcoin in Norway
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 Norway
Anyone can easily buy cryptocurrency in Norway through cryptocurrency exchanges. There are different means of payment when it comes to purchasing crypto assets in Norway. The country provides payments through: Apple pay, Google pay, Credit Card, Debit Card, Bank Transfer and PayPal. But you must also consider if the exchange you choose supports these payment methods. Our exchange offers access to all these payment services while charging zero exchange fees for offering you secure and fast transactions.
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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 virtual currency taxation by the Norwegian Tax Administration, selling cryptocurrency will require you to declare capital gains tax whether it's at a profit or loss. Note that it's important to calculate the selling price in local currency at the time of sale.
Yes. According to the virtual currency taxation by the Norwegian Tax Administration, buying digital currency has no tax consequences at the time of purchase. You do not need to declare the costs attributable to the purchase until you sell, but when you sell your crypto asset, you must know how much you paid. As a result, you should keep documentation of the date of purchase, transaction costs, and market value as of the date of purchase.
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.
It is estimated that 420,000 Norwegians, approximately 10 percent of the total population, own cryptocurrency.
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.