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Is XRP a good investment in Slovakia?
One thing you should check to find out if XRP is a good investment is checking its value over the years. In August of 2013, the first year after its release, each XRP was sold at 0.01 USD. Later in December 2017, it reached its highest price of 2.28 USD per unit. It shows the price of XRP rose more than 70,000 percent in only five years. Therefore, it was a great investment for people who bought even the minimum amount of this cryptocurrency. However, XRP had many ups and downs until it reached 0.42 USD in October 2022. Some investors believe that XRP may reach 100 USD per unit in the next 10 years, which is not impossible! The more the banks and financial institutions accept XRP in their transactions, the higher its price will get.
*Remember, the world of cryptocurrencies is so volatile, the price of a coin changes each day. Nothing is 100% guaranteed in this world. However, most of the analysts recommend thinking about a long-term investment while buying XRP. But you should still know that you are stepping into a risky world. As the price history shows, XRP had many ups and downs that shows the volatility of the cryptocurrency world. One day you may win and one incident in the world may affect the price of crypto and make you lose your investment. It is better to define an exit point for yourself. If the price of XRP went lower than that amount, sell your tokens.
What is Ripple ?
XRP – also known as Ripple- is a cryptocurrency built on a global payments network called Ripple. In fact, Ripple is the company that was created as a replacement for SWIFT (a leading money transfer network). It is designed to provide a secure and decentralized communication and payment network for financial institutions around the world. As a company, Ripple is a trusted agent that can facilitate transactions between two parties. It is located in San Francisco, USA, and makes decentralized financial products for banks and financial institutions.
Learn more on Ripple official website.
Is Ripple 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 Ripple 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 Ripple in Slovakia
You may wonder what happens after buying XRP and how you can use it. XRP is used like any other digital currency. It means, you can use it as an investment or to buy something. You can also exchange XRP with other currencies, the process should be done on the Ripple network. Moreover, Western Union, Travala, and Red Cross are among the most popular businesses that accept XRP. You can also use Ripple (XRP) for products you want to purchase from Microsoft, Amazon and many other major businesses. Therefore, sometimes there is no difference between your money and XRP.
As mentioned, one thing you can do after buying cryptocurrency is holding it as an investment until its price rises and selling it to profit. But you should know, that’s not the only benefit you can get from buying XRP. You can use this coin to trade with other currencies, such as USD or EUR, or spend it like money to buy an online product. You should also know that like other cryptocurrencies, XRP or Ripple can be stored in a wallet. XRP ledger is one of the safest wallets for you to store this coin.
Who can buy Ripple 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
Some experts predict that the price of this coin will get higher when more banks and financial institutes accept and start working with XRP and Ripple networks. If you are thinking about investing in a cryptocurrency, XRP can be a good choice. However, before buying XRP you should do more analysis and read more reviews to make sure it is worth buying.
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. You should buy at least 20 ripples to activate the XRP wallet.
It is estimated that over 140 thousand people, 2.57% of Slovakia’s total population, currently own cryptocurrency.
Chris Larsen and Jed McCaleb are the founders of Ripple network and its token “XRP”.