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How to buy Tether in Portugal
Is USDT a good investment in Portugal?
Tether is the first stablecoin in the crypto world, launched in July 2014. Like other stablecoins, Tether's price is tied to the price of USD. It means every Tether is always $1. It is also called USDT, which means USD Tether. The stable price of Tether makes it a great alternative to USD in the online world. People can easily use their Tether to purchase other coins. Although the Tether price is always stable, it fell to $096 once in May 2022. However, that didn’t impact its market because very soon it rebounded to $1.
Tether is not an investment like other coins. Since its price is stable, nothing can happen in the future. But people buy Tethers for other reasons. One of them is trading it with other coins whenever they want. The other reason is to avoid the volatility of the crypto market. Traders and investors usually trade their coins with Tether when the crypto market seems unstable or collapsing. Therefore, they can keep their digital assets safe from this risky world. Then, when the market stabilizes, they again trade their tether with other coins that seem to have a better future. Thus, Tether is not considered an investment but can help traders in difficult times.
What is Tether ?
Tether was launched on a platform called Omni via a blockchain company called Tether Holdings Limited. The Omni platform is a sub-layer of the Bitcoin blockchain. Tether was then released as an ERC-20 coin on the Ethereum blockchain.
Is Tether 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 Tether 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 Tether in Portugal
You can use Tether to purchase goods or services. Since Tether has been on the market for so long, you can find lots of stores and shops that accept it as their payment method. Furthermore, Tether is an alternative to USD in the digital world. Therefore, Tether is your dollar in the digital wallet. You can also use it to buy other coins. In the case of keeping Tether in a wallet, it is better to choose a software wallet to be able to use Tether easily.
Who can buy Tether 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
Tether is available on almost all exchanges. If you want a low-cost and trusted exchange to buy Tether, BlockTrade will be the right place for you. You only need to create an account and start buying cryptocurrency. Furthermore, unlike most exchanges, BlockTrade doesn’t have any processing fee. So, purchasing Tether on this exchange will cost you lower than in other places.
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.
Tether Limited Inc is the company behind creating Tether, which is also owned by a larger company called IFinix inc, located in Hong Kong. Reeve Collins, Craig Sellars, and Brock Pierce had the most important roles in creating Tether, and are considered the first owners. However, in 2015, the company was purchased by its new owner in Hong Kong.
It is estimated that over 240 thousand people, 2.37% of Portugal's total population, own some
form of crypto assets.
Tether always has a stable price. Since its price will not change or grow, you cannot make money from keeping Tether in your E-wallet. It is not a coin to invest in.