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Is USDC a good investment in Norway?
The USD coin was released in September 2018 as a bridge between dollars and trading on cryptocurrency exchanges. It means USD Coin is equal to USD but in the cryptocurrency world. Therefore, its price is always equal to $1. However, there were sometimes during its history when the price changed a bit, but that wasn’t that much to consider. Anyhow, the USDC price has never been more than $1, and less than $0.99. That shows how stable this coin has been through all these years.
Since the USDC price never changes, you might wonder if it is a good investment. To answer this question, we need to explain how stablecoins are used and invested. They are not considered an investment to get profit, but investors usually buy stablecoins to avoid the volatility of the cryptocurrency market. If the market seems so volatile, traders and investors swap their coins with USDC and keep it stable until they pass the bad days of this market. That’s how they can keep their assets safe from losing their value.
What is USD Coin ?
Circle is a financial technology company that created USD Coin with the collaboration of Coinbase. Their main goal was to help people gain more money on the internet and be able to exchange their coins more easily. The USD coin is considered a dollar in people’s digital wallets.
Is USD Coin 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 USD Coin 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 USD Coin in Norway
USD Coins can be used to pay for goods or services. It is also tradable on most exchanges. Thus, you can trade your USDC to any other cryptocurrency whenever you want. USDC owners can always exchange it with the dollar and receive cash equal to the number of coins they have. For example, if you have 100 USD coins in your wallet, you can turn them into $100 cash. Furthermore, USDC offers investors safety during times of instability or downturn in the crypto market. Therefore, it is the best option for investors to keep their digital assets stable for a while. Since the price of USDC is always stable, they won’t lose much money. However, you should still read more about it to know if it is the best time to trade your current assets with USDC or buy this coin.
Who can buy USD Coin 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
Most exchanges support USDC as a trusted and available coin. Find a suitable exchange to trade or buy this coin. However, some exchanges may ask you to pay additional money as the processing fee. But if you buy USDC in the BlockTrade exchange, you don’t have to pay that fee. That’s why Blocktrade is considered one of the cheapest and the most secure exchanges to buy crypto.
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.
USD Coin will be available as long as the cryptocurrency world is still alive. Furthermore, since its price is stable and equal to the dollar, it would still be in use in the future.
It is estimated that 420,000 Norwegians, approximately 10 percent of the total population, own cryptocurrency.
The truth is that USD Coin is not as profitable as other cryptocurrencies. The main advantage it has is the stable price. Therefore, you can use this coin to stabilize your digital assets for a while or be able to exchange coins more efficiently.