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Is AAVE a good investment in South Africa?
When the Aave coin was called LEND, its initial price was $0.01 per token. When the name changed to Aave in October 2020, every 100 LEND tokens were swapped to 1 Aave, and the price was around $50. Very soon, the Aave price rose to $87, which was due to the release of the new version of the protocol in December 2020, which made using the platform easier and more efficient. At the beginning of 2021, Aave continued to grow and reached $100, and only in a few months, it set a record of $638 per token in February of 2021. It showed that it was an excellent investment for Aave owners. Nevertheless, 2022 wasn’t that good for this coin because from the beginning of the year, it dropped to $256 and ended the year with a price of $62.
There are ups and downs in the history of all cryptocurrencies. Aave is not an exception. It was a good investment sometimes, but the price failure might make people rethink whether to buy this coin. First, no one can tell you if your investment will be profitable because the cryptocurrency world is volatile. However, crypto analysts and experts can give you hints about how the future might be for Aave. Most of them believe that the Aave price would rise to $180 by 2025 and might reach the highest value of $606 in 2030. Please note that these are only predictions and might not be %100 guaranteed.
What is Aave ?
Aaave is a decentralized Ethereum-based lending platform launched in 2017 to give this opportunity to crypto owners to receive loans. The process is based on smart contracts, which means every step of borrowing and lending crypto is automated. The borrower should keep cryptocurrency assets as collateral and receive 80% of that amount as a loan. All the processes of calculating the loan terms and giving the loans to the borrower are done automatically via smart contracts. Therefore, no one has access to this process as a third party. The process of lending and borrowing is also done from liquidity pools. Thus, the borrower and the lender won’t know each other either. Aave network was called Ethlend but it was renamed to Aave in 2020.
Is Aave 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 Aave 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 Aave in South Africa
Aave tokens are called utility and governance coins. The main use of this token is for voting on the system to propose new features and ask for updates. Since Aave is a lending platform, its tokens are mostly used as collateral. Although borrowers can use different crypto as collateral on this platform, if they use AAVE they will get a discount. You can swap a limited amount of Aave coins with any other crypto. But it is not usable for purchasing goods. However, it might be possible in the future.
Meanwhile, most people buy Aave coins to receive a loan on the Aave network or keep the coins as an investment. The price history of the Aave coin showed it could be a profitable investment in the past. If you want to hold these coins as an investment, be patient and keep watching their price. If you are a beginner, only invest as much money as you afford to lose because the future of cryptocurrency is unpredictable.
Who can buy Aave 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
The Aave platform and its native coin are gaining more and more popularity each day. Therefore, they will be still in use in the future. Check the Aave price prediction and read its whitepapers if you want to invest in this crypto.
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.
You can buy Aave tokens on most exchanges. However, you need to know that each exchange might have different trading fees. If you want to find the cheapest one, we recommend you sign up on Blocktrade, which allows you to do trading without any fee. This exchange is regulated in the EU and supports most cryptocurrencies.
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.
Aave crypto was founded by Stani Kulechov, who was still studying law in Helsinki when he decided to run the such system. The network is based in Switzerland.