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Is LTC a good investment in Slovenia?
Litecoin has always been among the top 10 cryptocurrencies on the market. It entered the trading market in 2013 with a price of $4. At that time, the Litecoin price was equal to $0.03 Bitcoin. Litecoin experienced many ups and downs during its history. It reached $5 in November 2013 and stayed almost stable until March 2015, when its price suddenly dropped to $2. However, it could come to a higher price the same year and rise to $5.1. The fluctuations of Litecoin were 1 or 2 dollars lower or higher until it reached its peak price of $334 in 2017, which was a record. Litecoin fell to $34 in 2019 and again rose to $125 the same year. It has always shown that it could be a profitable investment if you buy it at the right time.
Litecoin's price was $78 in the late months of 2022. Its history shows that it could surprise its owners by rising to the highest price to dropping to its lowest. However, in every financial market, a price increase may have a price decrease so people can join the market again. Analysts have different opinions about the future of this coin. Most of them believe that Litecoin price may reach $270 in 2025. The next 5 years might be even better for LTC owners because most of the experts on this market expect Litecoin price to be around $1,450.85. However, you should always consider that these numbers are just predictions and are not %100 guaranteed. Therefore, frequently keep reading updates about the Litecoin market and price to ensure it’s the right time to buy or sell.
What is Litecoin ?
Litecoin is a peer-to-peer decentralized cryptocurrency that was launched in 2011. Thus, it is considered one of the earliest altcoins. Although Litecoin was inspired by Bitcoin, the main purpose of creating it was to complement Bitcoin and improve everyday use. Some of the problems that Litecoin aimed to solve were the cost and speed of transactions. Litecoin is almost 4 times cheaper, and the mining process is much quicker than Bitcoin. However, the transactions are smaller in size. Almost 14400 Litecoin tokens are mined daily. Like Bitcoin, Litecoin also uses a Proof-of-Work mechanism to verify and protect the transactions on its network.
Is Litecoin 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 Litecoin 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 Litecoin in Slovenia
Like any other currency, you can use LTC (Litecoin) to purchase something online. However, the company should accept this currency as a payment. Since Litecoin is a well-known crypto, you won’t have a problem finding companies and brands that support it. You can also transfer it from wallet to wallet with a P2P transaction. Buying Walmart or Amazon gift cards is also possible with Litecoin. Hence, if you buy this crypto and want to consume it, there are lots of ways you can spend LTC online.
Many people buy cryptocurrency as an investment. You can do the same with Litecoin. Buy it at a reasonable price and wait until it rises to a certain amount. It might seem risky, but the cryptocurrency world needs a higher risk tolerance. You can read the comments and predictions of top investors on the cryptocurrency market and learn how they think about the future of Litecoin. However, you should always know that all the predictions might not come true. Therefore, try to analyze the market and consider your risk tolerance. Especially if you are a beginner, start with a low amount of money so you won’t lose if the investment wasn’t as profitable as you had considered.
Who can buy Litecoin 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
Many crypto experts and analysts believe that Litecoin's price might be surprisingly high in the long future. However, in the short term, you might also see a good rise. Furthermore, Litecoin is a trusted and reliable crypto that you can use in many ways. Therefore, more and more stores and companies will accept this coin in the future. That shows you might not lose your money by buying LTC.
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
Ethereum is considered the second generation of blockchains, which was supposed to perform better than Bitcoin. Therefore, it is more technologically advanced and attracts more investors to the market. Therefore, Ethereum is considered a better cryptocurrency.
It is estimated that over 50 thousand people, 2.45% of Slovenia’s total population, currently own
Charlie Lee is the brain behind creating Litecoin. Charlie, known as Chocobo, was a former Google engineer and one of the first Bitcoin analysts. He designed the Litecoin network to solve the problems that the Bitcoin network had. However, he didn’t claim that Litecoin is supposed to compete with Bitcoin.