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How to buy Bitcoin Cash in Portugal
Is BCH a good investment in Portugal?
Bitcoin Cash crypto (known as BCH) was released in 2017 with an initial price of $440. At the very beginning, BCH surprised everyone with its price rise to $621 in only a few months. Surprisingly, BCH set a record for the all-time highest price of $2,940 in December of the same year. It was shocking for BCH owners because, in less than a year, their investment had delivered almost 6 times the profit. However, 2018 wasn’t that good for people who decided to invest in BCH at the end of 2017, because every month the price dropped until it reached $81 per token in December of 2018. The next year wasn’t so fluctuating for BCH and almost passed with a stable price between $300 to $400. The same happened in 2020. In 2021, the BCH price again climbed and reached $1,454 per coin, and became a highly profitable investment for its owners.
BCH had ups and downs, like any other cryptocurrency. It had shown many times that it could be a profitable investment. However, no one knows what may happen to its future. Therefore, when you want to purchase this coin, you may wonder if it will be a good investment. To answer this question, you need to check several things to understand if BCH might be on growth or may fall. One of them is BCH price predictions. Crypto analysts and experts analyze the performance of crypto and other factors to forecast its future. Most analysts believe BCH's price might reach $2000 by 2030, which means it may be a good long-term investment.
What is Bitcoin Cash ?
Bitcoin Cash was released in 2017 as a hard fork of Bitcoin, which means it was split from the original protocol to solve the problems regarding scalability, low speed, and high fees that Bitcoin had. Bitcoin Cash is technically and structurally similar to Bitcoin, but it can pack 4 to 8 times larger data into each block. It can also process 116 transactions per second, which means blocks are bigger, and yet the speed is higher compared to Bitcoin. Furthermore, due to its fees, Bitcoin wasn’t suitable for everyday purchases anymore. Thus, Bitcoin Cash was created as an alternative to Bitcoin for everyday use.
Inform about the latest updates on Bitcoin Cash official website.
Is Bitcoin Cash legal to buy in Portugal?
Yes. According to the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) document provided by Banco de
Portugal (Central Bank of Portugal) which was published to provide a definition for
cryptocurrency, virtual currency or cryptocurrency is a digital representation of value that can be
digitally traded and functions as a medium of exchange; and/or a unit of account; and/or a store
of value. According to the mentioned document, virtual currencies are the wave of the future for
payment systems and users can purchase cryptocurrencies and engage in specific activities
that involve virtual currency payments.
Is Bitcoin Cash taxed in Portugal
According to the taxation of cryptocurrencies official ruling form by the Portuguese Tax Authority
(Autoridade Tributária e Aduaneira), in line with the personal income tax regulation process No.
5717/2015, the Portuguese Tax Authority examined the possible classification of
cryptocurrencies within certain types of income that are subject to tax, like capital gains, capital
income and income from business activities. According to the above-mentioned document, the
tax authority decided that natural persons should not be taxed on their crypto gains from selling
cryptocurrencies. The Tax Authorities confirmed that the income from this type of assets is
presumably not taxable, unless the income arises from the performance of constant, regular and
After you've bought Bitcoin Cash in Portugal
BCH is a transactional coin, which means it can be used to purchase goods, as payment, exchange, or anything you use the money for. Therefore, BCH is somehow equal to your cash, but in your e-wallet. Furthermore, Bitcoin Cash supports smart contracts. Hence, people can use BCH to create smart contracts on this network.
Like other cryptocurrencies, BCH can be used as an investment. In the past, BCH has shown that it could be a profitable investment for its holders. However, nothing is guaranteed for the future. If you want to keep BCH as an investment, it is recommended to check different things, read its white paper, check the news about the cryptocurrency world, or follow top investors on social media to know their opinion. In the end, remember that anything might affect the future of crypto. Therefore, check new regulations and BCH price of the day to have a better perspective on the future of this coin.
Who can buy Bitcoin Cash in Portugal?
Anyone. The safest and simplest way to buy cryptocurrency in Portugal is through crypto
exchanges, specifically if you are a beginner entering the crypto-world. All you need to do is to
make an account, fund your account through a variety of payment methods, search for your
intended cryptocurrency and buy your crypto assets. Portugal authorizes payment services such
as: Apple pay, Google pay, Credit Card, Debit Card, Bank Transfer and PayPal. Our exchange
provides you with secure and fast cryptocurrency transactions through such payment services
whereas you pay no exchange fees for your transactions in Portugal.
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Frequently asked questions
Most investors still prefer BTC over BCH because Bitcoin is more popular and known by people. Furthermore, for people who want to spend their coins, more markets are accepting BTC. Therefore, most people might think that buying Bitcoin is better than Bitcoin Cash. However, if you want to keep your coins as an investment, it is better to compare the price and news about both to find out which one to invest in.
Yes. According to taxation of cryptocurrencies official ruling form by the Portuguese Tax
Authority, selling your cryptocurrency is allowed and tax-free in Portugal if it isn’t used as a
source of income.
No. According to taxation of cryptocurrencies official ruling form by the Portuguese Tax
Authority, there are no reporting obligations in case of cryptocurrency transactions above a
certain threshold, other than suspicious activities covered by Portuguese AML Law.
No one can tell you if a coin will be profitable in the future. It depends on many considerations. However, since Bitcoin Cash is a fork of Bitcoin, and even has better performance, it will probably be more usable in the future. Therefore, as long as cryptocurrency exists, Bitcoin Cash will be there.
It is estimated that over 240 thousand people, 2.37% of Portugal’s total population, own some
form of crypto assets.
Many exchanges support Bitcoin Cash and let you purchase via debit or master card. One of them is BlockTrade, an exchange regulated in the EU that accepts many coins. You can do trading without any fee on this exchange. Thus, it will be the cheapest exchange you can find to buy BCH.