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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.
Is Ethereum 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 Ethereum 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 Ethereum in Norway
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 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
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 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.
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.
It is estimated that 420,000 Norwegians, approximately 10 percent of the total population, own cryptocurrency.
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.