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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.
Learn more on Ethereum official website.
Is Ethereum legal to buy in Slovenia?
Yes. According to the virtual currency press release by the Bank of Slovenia, cryptocurrencies
are digital representations of value or token that are neither issued nor backed by a central bank
or a public authority. That being said, it is not illegal to accept crypto assets as a means of
payment in Slovenia. According to the mentioned statement, Transfer, purchase, storage and
trading of cryptocurrency, though warned to be risky, yet arises no legal problems in Slovenia.
Is Ethereum taxed in Slovenia
According to the Financial Administration of the Republic of Slovenia (FURS), a natural person
resident in Slovenia is not taxed on the capital gains from the sale or use of virtual currencies,
unless the activity is considered to be a professional business. This is because, according to the
Slovenia’s Personal Income Tax Act, capital gains are generally not taxable if they result from
movable property or the disposal of derivative financial assets. Since cryptocurrencies are not
fixed financial assets or shares, they are not included in the individual’s taxable capital gain. But
according to the statement by the Financial Administration, individuals who engage in trading
and extracting virtual currencies as business activity are subject to income tax. More information
on the taxation of activities is published in the brochure on income from activities (in Slovenian).
After you've bought Ethereum in Slovenia
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 Slovenia?
Anyone. Many crypto-trading platforms have launched following the cryptocurrency boom of the
last decade. This availability of numerous options can make it confusing for new investors to
select the places to buy cryptocurrency in Slovenia. With the help of crypto exchanges, you can
easily start your crypto transactions by creating an account. What distinguishes an exchange
from others, is the transaction services it offers, exchange fee and the payment methods it
provides for an easy and convenient crypto purchase. In Slovenia, payment methods such as
Apple pay, Google pay, Credit Card, Debit Card, Bank Transfer and PayPal are accessible. Our
exchange supports all of these payment services and offers you fast, safe and free of charge
cryptocurrency transactions in Slovenia.
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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.
According to the Financial Administration of the Republic of Slovenia (FURS), if profits from
regular and business-like cryptocurrency activities are treated as capital gains under the
corporate law, capital gains are considered regular income, and the total amount of profits
earned is taxed at 19%.
Yes. According to the Bank of Slovenia, cryptocurrency is not recognized as legal tender.
Therefore, it is not widely accepted as a form of money. But according to the same statement, if
the service provider or goods seller is willing to accept crypto-payment, then there should be no
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 50 thousand people, 2.45% of Slovenia’s total population, currently own
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.