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Is FTM a good investment in South Africa?
FTM (Fantom) is a cryptocurrency that was first introduced in 2018. The price of Fantom in the ICO was $ 0.04 and the token sale ended on June 17, 2018. Since then, FTM's value has risen 11.88 times compared to the US Dollar, increased by a factor of 3.61 when compared to Ethereum, and gone up 3.26 times versus Bitcoin. FTM's price was initially listed on various cryptocurrency exchanges in late 2018 at a price of around $0.03. Over the next year, FTM's price remained relatively stable and only saw slight fluctuations. In 2020, FTM's price started to gain traction as more people became aware of the project's innovative technology and growing partnerships. By the end of the year, FTM's price had increased to around $0.18, a six-fold increase from its initial price. In early 2021, FTM's price continued to soar as demand for the token increased. At its peak in April 2021, FTM's price had reached an all-time high of $0.66. Therefore, Fantom's best year was 2021, when the price of FTM rose 13,172.55% from $0.016957 to $2.25. The average annual growth of Fantom over the past 6 years has been 2,630.02%. In the year 2022, the whole crypto market was experiencing difficulties. Even the biggest and most popular cryptocurrencies were dropping dramatically but again, by the start of 2023, the prices are showing positive rises eventually. Many experts have predicted a good future for the FTM token as they forecasted the price would hit the $6.40 mark by 2025. Please keep in mind that this is not meant to be taken as a buying signal. It is recommended for you to research information on the crypto market and receive professional advice from the market experts before attempting to invest in FTM cryptocurrency.
What is Fantom ?
Fantom is a smart contract platform based on directed acyclic graph (DAG) technology that provides developers with decentralized financial services (DeFi). By using its proprietary consensus algorithm, Fantom aims to solve problems related to smart contract platforms, especially transaction speed. According to the Fantom developers, they have been able to reduce the transaction time to less than two seconds. The Fantom Foundation, which oversees the launch of Fantom products, was established in 2018, and the launch of the platform's main network, Opera, dates back to December 2019.
As an open source, customizable and scalable platform that is developed to overcome the limitations of previous generation blockchain networks, Fantom’s main goal is to build a better and more efficient future and to create an infrastructure in order to help people improve their quality of life through the latest developments in the world of technology. Fantom is part of the digital revolution, with its influence on all aspects of life, including: the adoption of digital assets on a global scale, digital economy and payments, as well as digital identity and medical records.
Check out Fantom official website for more information.
Is Fantom legal to buy in South Africa?
Yes, it is legal to buy cryptocurrencies in South Africa. A position paper on crypto assets’
regulation necessity was published by the Intergovernmental Fintech Working Group (IFWG)
with the supervision of the South African Reserve Bank. The position paper's objective is to
offer detailed advice on how to create a regulatory framework for digital assets, along with
recommendations on how to carry out the necessary regulatory changes. According to the same
paper mentioned above, “A crypto asset is a digital representation of value that is not issued by
a central bank, but is capable of being traded, transferred or stored electronically by regular
individuals and legal persons for the purpose of payment, investment and other forms of utility;
applies cryptographic techniques and uses distributed ledger technology.” The proposed
regulations and a policy on the practices associated with crypto assets are also being
developed further, using that same position paper as inspiration.
Is Fantom taxed in South Africa
Yes. According to the Explanatory Memorandum on the Taxation Laws Amendment Bill
provided by the South African Revenue Service (SARS), based on the taxation of
cryptocurrencies in countries such as the United States and India, South Africa appears to tax
cryptocurrencies in line with internationals trends. According to the above-mentioned
Amendment Bill, the treatment of capital gains from investment assets, such as property or
cryptocurrency. If an individual derives a gain or loss from the sale of a property held for
investment purposes, the gain or loss will be taxed as part of the individual's taxable income.
Similarly, if an individual disposes of a cryptocurrency, any gain arising from the disposal will be
subject to tax under the provisions of capital gains tax.
Moreover, in accordance with the same mentioned Bill, if a taxpayer is found to be frequently
engaged in cryptocurrency transactions, they could be considered a cryptocurrency trader. In
such a case, the income generated from the cryptocurrency trade will be included in the
taxpayer's taxable income and will be subject to taxation. This means that all the profits made
from buying and selling cryptocurrencies will be considered taxable income and the taxpayer will
be responsible for paying taxes on it.
After you've bought Fantom in South Africa
By using your FTM (Fantom) crypto tokens, you can engage in the following activities: You can have transactions done: FTM is used as a medium of trade for goods and services within the Fantom network. You can use it in Staking: FTM can be staked so that you can participate in the network’s consensus mechanism and earn rewards. Governance: you as an FTM holder, can participate in the governance of the network by voting on protocol upgrades and other important decisions. Dapps: FTM can be used as a means of exchange within decentralized applications built on the Fantom network so the future of FTM owners is bright in regards to the wide-spread usage of Dapp technology.
Who can buy Fantom in South Africa?
In South Africa, there is no restriction on who can buy cryptocurrency. Any individual or entity,
regardless of their age, residency, or nationality, can purchase cryptocurrencies as long as they
have access to the necessary technology and financial resources. It is advisable for crypto
buyers to purchase their desired cryptocurrency assets through exchanges. On this note, our
exchange is a reliable and secure option for individuals looking to purchase cryptocurrencies in
South Africa. Our platform is fully compliant with the law and provides a range of payment
methods for customers to choose from, including Apple Pay, Google Pay, credit card, debit
card, bank transfer, and PayPal. Importantly, our exchange does not charge any transaction
fees for buying or selling cryptocurrencies, making it an affordable and accessible option for
those looking to invest in this asset class. Whether you're a seasoned crypto investor or just
starting out, our exchange provides a convenient and secure way to buy and sell
cryptocurrencies in South Africa.
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Frequently asked questions
There are several reasons that make FTM tokens valuable. These factors are: Utility: FTM tokens are used as a means of payment within the ecosystem, to access products and services. Demand: As the usage and adoption of the platform increases, demand for FTM tokens also increases, leading to an increase in value. Scarcity: FTM tokens have a limited supply, making them scarce, which can drive up their value. Governance: FTM tokens give holders the right to participate in the platform’s decision-making processes, such as proposals for protocol upgrades and new feature developments. Network effects: As more users and developers join the platform, the value of the network grows, driving up the value of FTM tokens.
According to the Explanatory Memorandum on the Taxation Laws Amendment Bill provided by
the SARS, a calculation of income tax or capital gains tax (CGT) with respect to cryptocurrency
transactions will be the same as for any other revenue or CGT calculation because
cryptocurrency transactions are subject to the general principles of South African tax law,
depending on whether the cryptocurrency is held on a revenue or capital account. Also,
according to SARS, a taxpayer may deduct costs related to cryptocurrencies (such as bitcoin
trading tax) so long as they comply with all of the act’s requirements.
Yes, you can sell cryptocurrency in South Africa. The quickest and most secure method to sell
your crypto assets in South Africa would be through cryptocurrency exchanges. Our exchange
helps you with this matter in a fast, convenient and cost-effective way as it is user-friendly and
charges no fees for buying and trading your cryptocurrency.
For the purpose of buying Fantom tokens, there is no set minimum price officially. The minimum order amount to purchase FTM on our exchange is $10. There are as well numerous payment methods available for your consideration.
The number of people in South Africa who own cryptocurrency is difficult to determine with
certainty. However, it is estimated that around 4-5% of the population owns some form of
cryptocurrency. This number is expected to grow as awareness and adoption of
cryptocurrencies increases in the country.
Get a safe and reliable wallet if you want to store your FTM tokens a bit more securely. The Fantom Wallet, which can be accessed via their website, would be the ideal substitute. As far as the Fantom ecosystem is concerned, the organization promotes the wallet as the most secure and reliable way to keep your FTM. These types of wallets can be downloaded on your computer, tablet, or phone. In addition, our exchange also provides a secure digital wallet with added features and convenient access to a variety of trading options and payment methods, which will make your trading experience easier.