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Is BCH a good investment in Slovakia?
Bitcoin Cash crypto (known as BCH) was released in 2017 with an initial price of $440. At the very beginning, BCH surprised everyone with its price rise to $621 in only a few months. Surprisingly, BCH set a record for the all-time highest price of $2,940 in December of the same year. It was shocking for BCH owners because, in less than a year, their investment had delivered almost 6 times the profit. However, 2018 wasn’t that good for people who decided to invest in BCH at the end of 2017, because every month the price dropped until it reached $81 per token in December of 2018. The next year wasn’t so fluctuating for BCH and almost passed with a stable price between $300 to $400. The same happened in 2020. In 2021, the BCH price again climbed and reached $1,454 per coin, and became a highly profitable investment for its owners.
BCH had ups and downs, like any other cryptocurrency. It had shown many times that it could be a profitable investment. However, no one knows what may happen to its future. Therefore, when you want to purchase this coin, you may wonder if it will be a good investment. To answer this question, you need to check several things to understand if BCH might be on growth or may fall. One of them is BCH price predictions. Crypto analysts and experts analyze the performance of crypto and other factors to forecast its future. Most analysts believe BCH's price might reach $2000 by 2030, which means it may be a good long-term investment.
What is Bitcoin Cash ?
Bitcoin Cash was released in 2017 as a hard fork of Bitcoin, which means it was split from the original protocol to solve the problems regarding scalability, low speed, and high fees that Bitcoin had. Bitcoin Cash is technically and structurally similar to Bitcoin, but it can pack 4 to 8 times larger data into each block. It can also process 116 transactions per second, which means blocks are bigger, and yet the speed is higher compared to Bitcoin. Furthermore, due to its fees, Bitcoin wasn’t suitable for everyday purchases anymore. Thus, Bitcoin Cash was created as an alternative to Bitcoin for everyday use.
Is Bitcoin Cash legal to buy in Slovakia
Yes. According to the National Bank of Slovakia (NBS), crypto activities are regulated to an extent harmonized with EU legislation; NBS defines cryptocurrencies as digital assets that are based on cryptography, decentralized and usually use blockchain technology. According to Methodological Guideline No. MF/10386/2018-721 issued by the Ministry of Finance of the Slovak Republic, a cryptocurrency means a digital carrier of value which is neither issued nor guaranteed by any central bank or public authority; is not necessarily linked to any legal tender; has no status of a currency or money but is accepted by some natural or legal persons as a means of payment; and can be transferred, stored, purchased and sold electronically.
Is Bitcoin Cash taxed in Slovakia
Yes. According to Act No. 595/2003 Coll. on Income Tax, any income (earnings) resulting from a sale of virtual currency is considered taxable income for individuals and income from the sale of cryptocurrencies is listed under “other income” in personal income tax return. If the income is less than €38,000, the tax rate is 19% and if the income is higher, the tax is 25%. These taxes apply to individuals who earn money using cryptocurrency in Slovakia.
After you've bought Bitcoin Cash in Slovakia
BCH is a transactional coin, which means it can be used to purchase goods, as payment, exchange, or anything you use the money for. Therefore, BCH is somehow equal to your cash, but in your e-wallet. Furthermore, Bitcoin Cash supports smart contracts. Hence, people can use BCH to create smart contracts on this network.
Like other cryptocurrencies, BCH can be used as an investment. In the past, BCH has shown that it could be a profitable investment for its holders. However, nothing is guaranteed for the future. If you want to keep BCH as an investment, it is recommended to check different things, read its white paper, check the news about the cryptocurrency world, or follow top investors on social media to know their opinion. In the end, remember that anything might affect the future of crypto. Therefore, check new regulations and BCH price of the day to have a better perspective on the future of this coin.
Who can buy Bitcoin Cash in Slovakia
Anyone. Buying cryptocurrency in Slovakia is much faster and more convenient with the help of exchanges.There are different means for purchasing cryptocurrencies that are supported in Slovakia such as Apple pay, Google pay, Credit Card, Debit Card, Bank Transfer and PayPal. Our exchange provides secure transactions through all of these services.
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Frequently asked questions
Most investors still prefer BTC over BCH because Bitcoin is more popular and known by people. Furthermore, for people who want to spend their coins, more markets are accepting BTC. Therefore, most people might think that buying Bitcoin is better than Bitcoin Cash. However, if you want to keep your coins as an investment, it is better to compare the price and news about both to find out which one to invest in.
There are two factors that affect the cost of cryptocurrency purchase. The price of the cryptocurrency itself and the exchange commission. Our exchange is practically one of the cheapest means to buy crypto since it charges ZERO exchange fees for transactions.
According to the National Bank of Slovakia (NBS), crypto assets can be categorized as: Virtual assets, Utility tokens, and Investment tokens.
No one can tell you if a coin will be profitable in the future. It depends on many considerations. However, since Bitcoin Cash is a fork of Bitcoin, and even has better performance, it will probably be more usable in the future. Therefore, as long as cryptocurrency exists, Bitcoin Cash will be there.
It is estimated that over 140 thousand people, 2.57% of Slovakia’s total population, currently own cryptocurrency.
Many exchanges support Bitcoin Cash and let you purchase via debit or master card. One of them is BlockTrade, an exchange regulated in the EU that accepts many coins. You can do trading without any fee on this exchange. Thus, it will be the cheapest exchange you can find to buy BCH.