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The Compound protocol is a decentralized lending and borrowing platform built on the Ethereum blockchain. Compound allows users to lend and borrow a variety of different cryptocurrencies, such as Ethereum and stable coins, using smart contracts. Both sides of the transaction, the lender and the borrower, who operate on this platform, due to its decentralized nature, only deal with the compound platform and there is no middleman involved. The interest rates on loans and transactions are determined by supply and demand, with borrowers earning interest on their deposited assets and lenders earning interest on the assets they lend out. The COMP token is used to govern the protocol and gives token holders the ability to vote on changes to the Compound protocol. Additionally, users who supply assets to the protocol are rewarded with COMP tokens as interest. Due to the activity of this currency on the blockchain, all information related to transactions are recorded and published in a completely transparent manner; Therefore, the possibility of fraud and abuse is reduced. Also, its decentralized nature increases its liquidity.
In a nutshell, Compound simply works like a decentralized bank and allows users to deposit and receive interest. However, unlike traditional banks that sometimes have negative interest or may have control over deposits, the blockchain platform of Compound does not allow any person or organization to manage and access users' assets.
What is Compound ?
The COMP symbol is used as a ticker symbol for the Compound token. COMP is used to represent the Compound cryptocurrency on exchanges and other platforms. Similar to stock ticker symbols, cryptocurrency symbols such as COMP can also help traders, investors, and others to quickly identify a particular cryptocurrency and its current market value.
Is Compound legal to buy in Singapore
Yes. According to the Payment Services Amendment Bill by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), Digital payment tokens (DPT) or cryptocurrencies are not denominated in any currency but can be used as a form of payment. According to the Managing Director of the Monetary Authority of Singapore, cryptocurrencies can take the form of assets or items of value and can be legally managed through transactions.
Is Compound taxed in Singapore
Yes and no. According to the E-Tax Guide by the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS), the Singaporean Government taxes crypto depending on the kind of activity that you are doing with the tokens. The profit made through crypto trading in the regular course of business would be subject to income tax. Because of this, any losses and gains you make must be recorded on an annual tax return so that you can report them to the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS).
But, according to the mentioned document by IRAS, since there are no capital gainsگ taxations in Singapore, capital gains obtained from the purchase of cryptocurrencies for long-term investment reasons are not subject to taxation in Singapore. In simple terms, if you buy cryptocurrency as a long-term investment and sell it with profit, you will probably be exempt from tax, but if you trade on a regular basis, you will be subject to Income Tax. For more information on individual tax rates visit IRAS.
After you've bought Compound in Singapore
The audience of this platform can receive interest by depositing their digital assets and earn money through lending. Borrowers can also enjoy the privilege of receiving a loan by pledging cryptocurrency. Therefore, holding COMP tokens grants the holder the ability to vote on proposed changes to the Compound protocol. This means COMP tokens are valuable as a governance token on the Compound network. Additionally, COMP is highly traded on various exchanges and is a valuable trading and investment asset in the crypto world.
Who can buy Compound in Singapore
Anyone. In order to buy cryptocurrency in Singapore, you can buy crypto tokens from one of many crypto ATMs scattered across Singapore or use a cryptocurrency broker to buy and sell crypto assets. However, when it comes to convenience, your best option is to use a cryptocurrency exchange, which allows you to exchange fiat currencies to cryptocurrencies through various payment services such as: Apple pay, Google pay, Credit Card, Debit Card, Bank Transfer and PayPal. Our exchange could be your best choice since it offers payments through the mentioned services and secure transactions with zero exchange fee costs for transactions.
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Frequently asked questions
Compound (COMP) is a token that has gained significant popularity and usefulness in recent years. It aims to address problems in the cryptocurrency industry, such as high transaction costs and lack of transparency or limited liquidity. Compound is also one of the best-known projects in the DeFi market. With DeFi lending growing in popularity due to their efficiency and profitability, the future of COMP might also be heading toward a huge increase in demand. Please note that this is by no means a buying signal or a financial advice.
No. According to the E-Tax Guide by IRAS, if you use cryptocurrencies to pay for goods and services, the person who pays by cryptocurrency won’t be taxed but the business providing the goods or services will be taxed instead based on the value of the goods or services being provided. This is because cryptocurrencies are not the same as fiat currencies (meaning they aren't considered legal tender), and they are treated as intangible property for the purposes of income tax treatment. This might reduce the likelihood of businesses accepting your crypto tokens as a form of payment.
Yes. According to the E-Tax Guide by IRAS, crypto trading can be subject to income tax in Singapore, and in case you engage in crypto trading regularly, you should make a record of your transactions so that you can report them to the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS).
On our platform, the minimum amount required to buy COMP cryptocurrency is as low as $10. You are provided with different payment options to make the purchase. Once the transaction is successful, the acquired COMP units will be reflected in your cryptocurrency account. Also, our exchange charges no transaction fees for your COMP purchase.
It is estimated that over 550 thousand people, 9.40% of Singapore's total population, currently own cryptocurrency.
Most cryptocurrency holders are always concerned about how to keep their digital assets safe and secure. Therefore, one of the first necessary measures to enter the field of digital currencies and invest in cryptocurrencies is choosing the method of keeping digital currencies. Hardware wallets are one of the best and safest ways to store digital currencies. This method is especially recommended for people who have a lot of digital assets and want to invest and deposit them for a long time. But this method is costly; Because hardware wallets have a high cost and some users do not want to pay this much for a wallet. Another option is to use a software wallet, which is a digital wallet that you can have on your PC or cellphone. Also, in order to make trading for COMP cryptocurrency more convenient and simpler, our platform offers a secure digital wallet with additional functionality and easy access to various trading options.