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Is ADA a good investment in South Africa?
Cardano and its official coin “ADA” is known as the third generation blockchain, which has fulfilled the issues on the previous generations of blockchains. It is now faster and cheaper than Bitcoin and Ethereum. But that’s not the only benefit that this coin has. There are other factors to check to find out if Cardano is a good investment. One of them is its performance over the years. ADA was released as the native token of Cardano in 2017 with the price of $0.024, which was the lowest price of this token. Very soon the price rose up to $3 in 2021, which shows this coin was a good long-term investment.During this period, ADA had many fluctuations, but analysts always had positive opinions about this coin.
One important thing to consider is that no one can guarantee if the future of a coin is positive because everything in the world of cryptocurrencies is volatile and risky. However, the price predictions of a coin can help you see how positive the analysts and experts think about the future of a coin. Many experts have predicted the future of ADA until 2030 between $3 to $5. Thus, considering a long-term investment, check the price of ADA for the day you are buying and check the future prediction for up to 5 years later. Think about the risks and choose an exit point for your investment. These steps can help you have a good investment.
What is Cardano ?
You may have heard about Cardano and ADA and wondered if there is any difference between these two names. First, you need to know that Cardano is the name of the company that has launched the ADA coin. Therefore, Cardano and ADA are somehow used interchangeably. To take a deeper look into Cardano we need to mention that Cardano is a decentralized public blockchain that is designed to have a faster and more efficient performance compared to its previous blockchains. As one of the first blockchains of this new generation, Cardano has become so popular and one of the biggest cryptocurrencies by market cap. From the first day of its release, it acted better than most of its previous competitors.
Is Cardano 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 Cardano 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 Cardano in South Africa
When you buy a coin, you can use it in different ways. Most people would like to keep a token as an investment. Therefore, they should find a secure wallet to keep their coins there and keep an eye on their price each day to find the right time to trade. But there are still other uses for ADA coins rather than just investing. Many companies accept ADA as a currency, so you can buy something on the internet and spend your ADA to pay for it. Most of the time, crypto coins are used for online games. ADA is accepted for some online games too. Furthermore, ADA can be used to build smart contracts and create decentralized applications.
Who can buy Cardano 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
ADA is a popular digital asset on the market that is actively in use. Its history and the predictions of its future show that ADA can be a good option for people who consider buying a crypto and take their first steps to this market.
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.
ADA and XRP are both well-known coins on the market, both are fast, cheap, and energy-efficient. Furthermore, most of the top brands support them as trusted currencies. However, some experts believe that ADA might perform slightly better than XRP in the future because it has a more promising blockchain.
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.
The future of every cryptocurrency is unpredictable; but experts and analysts believe that Cardano is one of the coins that may perform well on the market in the future.