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The main network of Celo (Mainnet) was launched in April 2020. Celo protocol is an open source, decentralized and distributed blockchain network. The purpose of this network is to create an environment for the development and launch of decentralized applications (DApps) compatible with smartphones. Cello's goal is for every user anywhere in the world to be able to access financial services, in order to transfer money to their contacts and buy goods through a smartphone. In the Celo protocol, there is the ability to develop and deploy smart contracts. The codes of these smart contracts are fully compatible with Ethereum virtual machines. The codes used in the design of the Celo blockchain network architecture are also similar to the Ethereum network codes. However, Celo is a completely separate network from Ethereum.
This network uses ‘zero knowledge proof’ technology and digital signature to optimize its capabilities even in weak connection conditions. In this way, very secure and extremely fast synchronization between smartphones and the Celo network is possible. This means that even users who use weak internet, low bandwidth, expensive services and cheap and old mobile phones can use Celo-based applications.
What is Celo ?
Currently, Celo network uses two native tokens or crypto assets in its network. One of them is CELO. CELO is the symbol for the cryptocurrency Celo. The symbol CELO is frequently utilized on trading platforms to identify the Celo currency. By searching for CELO on our exchange, you may quickly access information about this cryptocurrency.
Read more about this coin on Celo's official website.
Is Celo 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 Celo 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 Celo in South Africa
CELO cryptocurrency plays a crucial role in the advancement of the Celo platform's ecosystem by aligning the incentives of all stakeholders. It serves as a beneficial asset to the Celo community as it can be used for transactions, reserves, staking, and governance. In addition, CELO holders can use the token to fund community-driven projects that align with the Celo network's mission of financial inclusion.
Who can buy Celo 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
CELO platform aims to bring financial services to people who are underbanked or unbanked. CELO’s worthwhile proposition lies in its focus on financial inclusion and its aim to bring economic empowerment to people who are currently excluded from the traditional financial system. By providing a secure and user-friendly platform for financial services, CELO aims to make it easier for people in developing countries to access the financial tools and resources they need to improve their financial well-being. Additionally, the CELO platform is designed to be highly scalable and flexible, which allows developers to build and deploy a wide range of financial dApps quickly and easily. This could lead to a vibrant ecosystem of financial services built on the CELO platform, which could increase demand for the CELO cryptocurrency and drive its value higher over time.
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.
On our exchange, the minimum purchase amount for CELO is $10. You also have the option to use various payment methods to complete the transaction. Once the purchase is complete, the CELO units will be visible in your cryptocurrency assets list.
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.
Protecting your CELO investment is crucial, and there are several ways to do so. Keeping your private keys offline makes storing your CELO in a hardware wallet one of the safest options. You can also use a common method of keeping crypto investments which is known as the software wallet, a digital wallet that you can store on your computer or mobile device. Also, in order to make trading for CELO cryptocurrency more practical, our exchange also provides a secure private online wallet with extra features and simple access to numerous trading options.