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Litecoin has always been among the top 10 cryptocurrencies on the market. It entered the trading market in 2013 with a price of $4. At that time, the Litecoin price was equal to $0.03 Bitcoin. Litecoin experienced many ups and downs during its history. It reached $5 in November 2013 and stayed almost stable until March 2015, when its price suddenly dropped to $2. However, it could come to a higher price the same year and rise to $5.1. The fluctuations of Litecoin were 1 or 2 dollars lower or higher until it reached its peak price of $334 in 2017, which was a record. Litecoin fell to $34 in 2019 and again rose to $125 the same year. It has always shown that it could be a profitable investment if you buy it at the right time.
Litecoin's price was $78 in the late months of 2022. Its history shows that it could surprise its owners by rising to the highest price to dropping to its lowest. However, in every financial market, a price increase may have a price decrease so people can join the market again. Analysts have different opinions about the future of this coin. Most of them believe that Litecoin price may reach $270 in 2025. The next 5 years might be even better for LTC owners because most of the experts on this market expect Litecoin price to be around $1,450.85. However, you should always consider that these numbers are just predictions and are not %100 guaranteed. Therefore, frequently keep reading updates about the Litecoin market and price to ensure it’s the right time to buy or sell.
What is Litecoin ?
Litecoin is a peer-to-peer decentralized cryptocurrency that was launched in 2011. Thus, it is considered one of the earliest altcoins. Although Litecoin was inspired by Bitcoin, the main purpose of creating it was to complement Bitcoin and improve everyday use. Some of the problems that Litecoin aimed to solve were the cost and speed of transactions. Litecoin is almost 4 times cheaper, and the mining process is much quicker than Bitcoin. However, the transactions are smaller in size. Almost 14400 Litecoin tokens are mined daily. Like Bitcoin, Litecoin also uses a Proof-of-Work mechanism to verify and protect the transactions on its network.
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Is Litecoin 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 Litecoin 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 Litecoin in Norway
Like any other currency, you can use LTC (Litecoin) to purchase something online. However, the company should accept this currency as a payment. Since Litecoin is a well-known crypto, you won’t have a problem finding companies and brands that support it. You can also transfer it from wallet to wallet with a P2P transaction. Buying Walmart or Amazon gift cards is also possible with Litecoin. Hence, if you buy this crypto and want to consume it, there are lots of ways you can spend LTC online.
Many people buy cryptocurrency as an investment. You can do the same with Litecoin. Buy it at a reasonable price and wait until it rises to a certain amount. It might seem risky, but the cryptocurrency world needs a higher risk tolerance. You can read the comments and predictions of top investors on the cryptocurrency market and learn how they think about the future of Litecoin. However, you should always know that all the predictions might not come true. Therefore, try to analyze the market and consider your risk tolerance. Especially if you are a beginner, start with a low amount of money so you won’t lose if the investment wasn’t as profitable as you had considered.
Who can buy Litecoin 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
Many crypto experts and analysts believe that Litecoin’s price might be surprisingly high in the long future. However, in the short term, you might also see a good rise. Furthermore, Litecoin is a trusted and reliable crypto that you can use in many ways. Therefore, more and more stores and companies will accept this coin in the future. That shows you might not lose your money by buying LTC.
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.
Ethereum is considered the second generation of blockchains, which was supposed to perform better than Bitcoin. Therefore, it is more technologically advanced and attracts more investors to the market. Therefore, Ethereum is considered a better cryptocurrency.
It is estimated that 420,000 Norwegians, approximately 10 percent of the total population, own cryptocurrency.
Charlie Lee is the brain behind creating Litecoin. Charlie, known as Chocobo, was a former Google engineer and one of the first Bitcoin analysts. He designed the Litecoin network to solve the problems that the Bitcoin network had. However, he didn’t claim that Litecoin is supposed to compete with Bitcoin.