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Is EOS a good investment in South Africa?
Known as an "Ethereum killer"; EOS is one of the top 50 largest cryptocurrencies by market cap. EOS coin was released to the market in 2017 with the price of $1.52 per coin. It experienced the lowest price of $0.48 in October of the same year. Supporting smart contracts and the flexibility of this coin made it one of the top cryptocurrencies in 2018 when its price mounted to $22.89. It shows how profitable this investment was for its first year. However, it didn't last long, and the EOS price dropped to $2.15 at the end of the same year. The fluctuations in the price of crypto are normal; you can't always forecast the future based on its past. Other factors can help you analyze if it's the right time to buy EOS.
Crypto experts and analysts predict the future of a coin based on some analysis. Although this price prediction is not guaranteed, it can help you decide if EOS might have a bright future as an investment. Cryptocurrency experts believe that the EOS price may be between $19.07 to $22.91 in 2030. They also claim that EOS might be a profitable long-term investment. But in the short-term, it might be risky. However, no one can tell you if your investment is %100 profitable. It’s better to read more about the history of EOS, how you can use it and what top investors tell you about this coin. Furthermore, if you are a beginner, it’s better to have an exit point for your investment; so if the price of EOS dropped to that number, you sell it to prevent losing your money.
What is EOSIO ?
Although many know this blockchain by the name of EOS, the real name of the blockchain is EOSIO, which was designed by Block.one company. EOSIO is a decentralized blockchain network released in 2017. Its system is very similar to Ethereum, but faster, more flexible, and free of charge. These features made EIOSIO more popular than Ethereum, especially the speed of this network, which allows thousands of transactions per second (tps); compared to the 15 tps of the Ethereum system, EOSIO is really a winner. There are other benefits that the EOISIO system has that make it one of the top decentralized blockchains, including being user-friendly and supporting smart contracts and voting, which are predicted to become so useful in the near future.
Is EOSIO 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 EOSIO 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 EOSIO in South Africa
Most people buy coins to keep as an investment. In case you want to buy EOS to sell in the future, you should always keep an eye on the EOS price. Read whitepapers and check the EOS website to know which projects they are working on and what updates they may have on their platform in the future. It’s also recommended to read EOS price predictions to analyze if the future is bright for this coin.
Apart from keeping EOS coins as an investment, there are other ways to use this token. You can trade it with other coins or use it as a payment. However, the seller should accept this coin on its transactions. Thus, if you want to use this coin to purchase something, make sure that it is accepted by the company or brand you are buying the products from. One of the uses of this token is to create decentralized apps. This token can be used in online games to purchase or trade different tools too. EOS also supports smart contracts, which means people can create coded contracts on the EOS platform or use its coin as a payment for that contract.
Who can buy EOSIO 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
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Frequently asked questions
That depends on the reason you are buying EOS. If you want to keep it as an investment, check top analysts' and crypto experts’ predictions of EOS. If you want to use it as a digital asset, check what projects and brands accept this coin.
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.
Analysts have predicted price growth for both the EOS and Cardano in the future. They are performing very close to each other as an investment. They both accept smart contracts and have the same usage. However, Cardano is a bigger network and the fifth largest cryptocurrency by market cap. Therefore, it may be one step ahead of EOS.
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.
One of the points that EOS has among most of the decentralized blockchain networks is that all the transactions on this platform are free of charge.