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The eCredits Ecosystem is a decentralized, blockchain-based ecosystem with its own native,
usable cryptocurrency, called eCredits (ECS). According to the official website of eCredits, by
using the eCredits Blockchain, local and regional micro-ecosystems will be able to develop,
provide, and sell services and goods. This movement will be supported by the eCredits
ecosystem, which aims to provide a platform for this aim. These services are designed to aid
micro, small, and medium-sized businesses (MSMEs) in competing on an equal footing or even
surpassing larger market participants. As a result, local businesses will be able to connect with
their customers on a whole new and direct level. This will give local suppliers opportunities to
reward their customers by enabling them to earn discounts and bonuses through repeated
purchases. Since eCredits ecosystem is built on and powered by blockchain technology, which
is by its very nature decentralized and secure, it also supports diversity and incorporates social
values like equality into its functionality. With regard to making purchases from small businesses
and retailers, eCredits wants to become the method of choice for customers. The overall goal of
eCredits is to encourage local shopping, strengthen neighborhood communities, and promote
more environmentally friendly behaviors
What is eCredits ?
ECS is the abbreviation and official sign for eCredits, which is a digital currency or form of digital
asset that is operating on its own decentralized blockchain as a pro-environmental project.
Is eCredits 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 eCredits 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 eCredits in South Africa
With the goal of being "the People's Currency," eCredits enables users to pay with ECS, send
and receive payments quickly, trade cryptocurrencies freely, and earn eActivity as bonus. With
its own custom wallet, ECS can be used for peer-to-peer transactions as well as in-person and
online retail establishments, bars, and restaurants.
Who can buy eCredits 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 future of eCredits is highly dependent on the overall performance of the crypto industry.
You need to make sure you are employing the appropriate strategy when it comes to investing
in ECS. For those with a high holding capacity and sound financial standing, this type of
investment seems like a good option. ECS also exposes users to a global technology and an
expanding ecosystem. Given that scarcity often leads to price increases, the value of eCredits is
also anticipated to rise further according to some experts. However, we recommend that before
purchasing ECS you should conduct the maximum research possible.
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.
eCredits are available for less than one dollar. In this case, the minimum number of eCredits
you can probably buy is determined by the minimum purchase amount that your exchange
allows. The minimum payments start at $10 in our exchange.
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.
Users of eCredits use an eWallet app, which simulates a non-custodial cryptocurrency
wallet. This means that only you have access to your assets and can store them.
Nobody else can access or restore your private key, and only you are permitted to send
or receive assets. On a decentralized blockchain, every transaction is safe and
inaccessible. This eWallet also allows users to connect with third party centralized or
decentralized applications or exchanges. Please note that in order to ensure your
assets’ security, User Account, Secret Phrase and the Private keys should be kept
personal and you may not share your credentials with anyone. You are solely
responsible for remembering, storing, and keeping your credentials in a secure location;
therefore, it is recommended to back up your information so that you can safely retrieve
them in case it was lost.