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Binance Coin (BNB) was introduced and launched in July 2017 at the initial coin launch event. At the time of launch, each coin was sold for 15 cents. Binance was able to raise a total of around $15 million from this ICO. The value of Binance's native coin, BNB, has increased significantly over time as a result of the company's explosive growth in the cryptocurrency sector.
The price of BNB cryptocurrency in US dollars increased gradually at first, staying below $50 between 2017 and the beginning of 2021. BNB tokens’ high price record reached $24.71 (in January 2018) during the 2017 to 2018 crypto market bull run. Later, in May 2021, the entire cryptocurrency market experienced a significant uptrend, with some cryptocurrencies setting new all-time highs. As a result, on May 10, 2021, the price of BNB increased from under $50 to an all-time high of $690.93, a 460520 percent rise from its price at the time of the ICO. Additionally, BNB was valued at over $100 billion at the time. By the start of 2023, BNB has been trading between about $245 to $310. Some crypto experts believe that BNB has an outstanding potential to reach new heights. They predicted that it could reach about $1,047 by 2025. In spite of all that, this information is not aiming to act as a buying signal or a financial advice. We encourage you to do your research regarding the crypto market movements and even consulting with a professional before attempting to invest in cryptocurrency.
What is Binance Coin ?
Binance Coin (BNB) is a cryptocurrency that can be used for trading and payment on the Binance platform. This digital currency was first created on the Ethereum network with the purpose of paying transaction fees in the Binance exchange. But in a short time, it moved to its native blockchain, Binance Chain. Binance Chain network was optimized for super-fast transactions. To achieve this goal, the Binance Chain network had to balance between different categories. One of these cases was flexibility in terms of programmability. Therefore, introducing Binance Smart Chain, known as BSC, changed this situation.
In February 2022, Binance’s two main blockchains, Binance Chain and Binance Smart Chain, were grouped together and called the BNB Chain. Binance Coin (BNB) digital currency then was set as a native and exclusive digital currency of the BNB network. This altcoin is based on the ERC-20 standard and follows the same rules governing the Ethereum blockchain. This digital currency makes the Binance Blockchain benefit from the stability and safety of the Ethereum and other Blockchain networks. Also, this digital currency is well protected from theft and has low costs due to its initial creation in the Ethereum network.
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Is Binance Coin 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 Binance Coin 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 Binance Coin in South Africa
At first, BNB was used to support the Binance exchange's development and marketing with the money raised from it. Binance Coin (BNB) today facilitates discounted crypto trading on Binance in addition to providing holders with access to the launchpad of the exchange and a number of other goods and services. Besides, nowadays Binance Coin is similar to other digital assets in the market from a general point of view. It is a form of digital asset that can increase in value based on user usage and transactions. Users can also hold BNB like other cryptocurrencies in compatible wallets and send and receive this asset directly.
Who can buy Binance Coin 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
Binance Coin is worth buying due to some of its unique usages compared to other cryptocurrencies and its offering of great features that other coins don’t have yet. For example, the Binance Visa card project could greatly increase the adoption of BNB. Since it converts BNB cryptocurrency into fiat when used for payment, this special feature could make BNB more popular. Also, this digital asset has a very high volume of daily transactions. However, perhaps the best value of Binance Coin these days is that it could eventually replace Ethereum because it is cheaper. With Ethereum fees increasing in February 2021, many developers have switched to the Binance Smart Network (BSC), leading to an increase of BNB value.
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.
Our exchange allows you to buy BNB with a minimum order size of $10. You can complete your BNB token purchase using various payment methods provided by our exchange. Choose whichever suits you best and proceed your Binance Coin investment easily.
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.
There are several ways to keep your BNB investment safe: One of the most effective ways is to store them in a hardware wallet, which is a physical device that securely stores your private keys. Additionally, you can use a software wallet, which is a digital wallet that can be stored on your computer or mobile device. Plus, our exchange provides a user-friendly personal online wallet that offers additional features and is easily connected to multiple trading options for BNB cryptocurrency, making your trading experience more efficient.