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Is KSM a good investment in Portugal?
Kusama was released in 2019 with an initial price of $1.71. It experienced a price drop very soon after its release, but it never dropped less than $1. Kusama crypto owners might have been disappointed with this price, but 2020 was a surprising year for them because the Kusama price suddenly mounted to $14 in July and ended the year at the price of $60. The Kusama price continued to rise until May 2021, when it reached its highest record of $624.78. That shows how profitable Kusama was in only two years. Kusama had many fluctuations in 2022 and dropped to $28 at the end of the year.
The history of Kusama shows it was a profitable investment. However, it won’t guarantee its profitability in the future. Therefore, you need to check other factors to decide if Kusama is a good investment. One thing that can help you have a broader overview of the future of this coin is checking the price predictions that are made by analysts and crypto experts. Most of them believe Kusama might have good days to come, and its price may go up to $225 by 2025. They also predict that in the long-term it might rise more and mount to $600 again by 2030. However, you should notice that these are just predictions. Your decisions shouldn’t be only on these numbers. Check the news about Kusama the day you decide to purchase it.
What is Kusama ?
Kusama is a decentralized cryptocurrency network created in 2019. The main purpose of creating such a network was to enable developers to have their dedicated blockchain on this network. It means the Kusama network is a platform for developers to test the projects that are going to run or implement on the Polkadot network. That’s why Kusama is known as the “Canary of Polkadot network.” Although the codes of both look the same, Kusama is much faster than Dot (Polkadot). Kusama and Polkadot are two completely separate networks that work in parallel. One of the benefits of this network is that users can vote for changes on the platform.
Is Kusama 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 Kusama 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 Kusama in Portugal
Most people buy cryptocurrencies to keep them as an investment. Kusama is not an exception. You can keep them in a secure wallet and sell them whenever their price rises. However, this is not as simple as it is in theory. You need to check its price every day to make sure it is growing or find out when it is the right time to sell. If you are a beginner in this world, we suggest you invest as much as you can afford to lose because the cryptocurrency world is volatile and unpredictable. Furthermore, it is better to consider an exit point for your investment to avoid losing money in case the coin didn’t do as well as you thought.
As mentioned earlier, investment is not the only thing you can do with Kusama coins. KSM is a governance token; KSM owners can use their coins to validate the network, vote on changes on the platform, and nominate validators. In addition, the KSM cryptocurrency can be used for linking to support new parachains.
Who can buy Kusama 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
Many analysts have predicted a bright future for Kusama. They believe its price may rise, and it could be a good investment for people who buy it when the price is dropped. Its history also shows it was a profitable investment before. However, Kusama is a volatile and unpredictable crypto like other cryptocurrencies; anything may affect its future.
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.
The Kusama coin was released in October 2019, the same time as its network was created.
It is estimated that over 240 thousand people, 2.37% of Portugal's total population, own some
form of crypto assets.
Gavin Wood is the founder of Kusama and Polkadot. He was one of the co-founders of Ethereum, who left the company in 2015. Therefore, he was completely familiar with the cryptocurrency world. He created the Kusama network in 2019.