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Is XLM a good investment in Singapore?
Like other cryptocurrencies, it’s hard to know if investing in XLM is profitable because it’s not predictable. However, some facts and data can help you analyze the performance of a token on the market. First, we can take a look at the history of XLM and its price in the past. XLM released in 2014 with the price of 0.002 USD. After a year, it reached 0.005 USD, which is almost twice its initial price. It means that if you had invested 1000 USD on buying Stellar or XLM, you could have 2500 USD after a year. Therefore, it would have been a profitable investment for one year. Additionally, the experts in this field believe that the coin might reach 10$ by 2030. This means it might be a valuable long-term investment.
Meanwhile, you should also know that like other cryptocurrencies, investing in XLM is risky too because any incident or news about this company or even other coins may affect the price of XLM. However, since Stellar is a practical network with fast and low-wage transactions, it is predictable that more and more people will start using this platform and its coin. The more this network grows, the more valuable it will get. Therefore, it’s more likely for it to be a successful investment than a failure. Furthermore, you don’t need to mine XLM like other coins; there are an exact number of this token out there that you can buy or sell.
What is Stellar ?
To learn more about XLM, we should take a deeper look at the Stellar network. Stellar is an open-source and decentralized network for digital currency that was created in 2014. Its process is so similar to ripple (XRP). While Ripple focuses on providing a solution for transfers between banks globally, Stellar aims to facilitate payments between people around the world. But the working method of both is almost the same. Stellar is a fast and cheap network, every transaction on this network is done in 6 seconds and will have a low fee of 0.0001 USD.
Learn more on Stellar official website.
Is Stellar 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 Stellar 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 Stellar in Singapore
Lumen (XLM) is the money in your e-wallet. Any transaction you can do using physical money, can be done using XLM. Lumen is your asset; you can save it in your wallet and sell it whenever its price rises, or use it to buy different things. Even some people use this crypto as a payment of dollars or euros. For example, if you have to transfer money to your friend in Europe, you can use XLM instead of Euro. However, both of you should have the e-wallet that supports this token to be able to do this transaction. Stellar doesn’t have an official wallet, people can use different wallets from exchanges that accept this coin.
After buying XLM, if you want to hold it as an investment, it’s better to keep an eye on the rate of this crypto to trade it at the best time. If you want to use it, you need to check the projects or companies that accept this coin to see how you can spend it online.
Who can buy Stellar 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
If you want to keep XLM as an investment, you need to know that XLM can be a good long-term investment. It is not recommended to think about a short-term profit while buying this coin.
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).
No, the minimum amount of Stellar XLM you should have in your account is 1 XLM. You can’t activate any wallet without 1 XLM.
It is estimated that over 550 thousand people, 9.40% of Singapore’s total population, currently own cryptocurrency.
Different analysts have predicted the future of XLM up to 2030. They have positive opinions about the future of this coin. Some even believe that the price of XLM will reach $10 by 2030.