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In its simplest definition, Ethereum is an open infrastructure based on blockchain technology on which decentralized computer programs can be run. The decentralization of Ethereum means that this system does not belong to anyone alone and it is not controlled by one or more specific people. Everyone can own this network and everyone can play a role in controlling it. Thanks to Ethereum's distributed and decentralized structure, once a program is implemented on the Ethereum network, it cannot be stopped or manipulated, even if the creator wants to.
Among the members of the digital currency community, the digital currency of the Ethereum network is also called Ethereum or Ether. Ether, like Bitcoin, is a digital currency that can easily transfer value. However, Ether's purpose is slightly different from Bitcoin's. This digital currency was created to pay for fees and as an incentive for contributors to continue working with Ethereum. Who would be willing to work as a miner or contributor to the network if Ether was not the key asset? This is why Ether is also called "the fuel of the Ethereum network". If Bitcoin is "digital gold", Ether is "digital oil".
What is Ethereum ?
The digital currency of the Ethereum network is called "Ether" and its abbreviated unit is ETH. This asset is considered the currency of the network as well as a way to pay fees and charges.
Is Ethereum 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 Ethereum 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 Ethereum in Singapore
Ethereum is a popular blockchain that has been used in various projects. Due to the success of Ethereum, many developers and projects use this chain to build their own products. Smart contracts on Ethereum have been able to bring blockchain technology applications to other levels. Smart contracts allow users to determine their desired conditions and rules.
In smart contracts, it is possible to include detailed conditions for each contract. This feature has made it possible for Ethereum to host various blockchain-based financial services. Some examples of Ethereum services you can benefit from include: Loaning, Decentralized Insurance, Decentralized Exchanges, Stablecoins, Profit Cultivation, Investing, Computer Games (Betting), and Non-Fungible Tokens (NFT).
Who can buy Ethereum 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
Ether is a functional currency. As the amount and use and acceptance of Ether increases, the price will also increase. Ethereum can be used to make processes smarter and get the most out of it. The price of Ethereum will increase if Ethereum is accepted by more institutions and its popularity and use increase. In 2016, the value of each ether was less than one dollar, but for example, in 2020, which was the year when digital currencies flourished, the price of Ethereum increased by 200 times. In conclusion, Ethereum has a special place among digital currencies and a bright future is predicted for it. With updates coming in the near future, Ethereum will become faster and a more viable investment option. Investing in Ethereum may seem risky, but if all goes well, the returns on this investment might be impressive.
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).
Officially, ETH has a minimum fractional number called a Wei. Each Wei equals 0.000000000000000001 ETH (10-18). But the minimum amount you are allowed to purchase is dependent upon your exchange’s minimum limit. Our exchange allows a minimum of $10.
It is estimated that over 550 thousand people, 9.40% of Singapore's total population, currently own cryptocurrency.
To store Ether and Ethereum-based tokens, you need software or hardware called a "wallet". A wallet can be considered like a bank account that is used to store, receive and send money.
Ethereum software wallets are free and you can easily install them on mobile phones (Android and iOS) or PCs (Windows, Linux, and Mac). Some wallets are also web-based and can be accessed with internet browsers (such as Chrome). In contrast, hardware wallets, which are more secure, are physically available and must be purchased from reputable stores. It is necessary to take a backup copy of your wallet so that you can recover your funds if the wallet is deleted, the password is forgotten, or the device on which the wallet is installed is damaged.