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Is LRC a good investment in South Africa?
LRC was released in 2017 with an initial price of $0.05. It started 2018 with a surprisingly high price of
$2.59 but quickly fell to $0.25. This token was almost asleep for two years because its price didn’t
change significantly until 2021, when it set a record all-time high price of $3.81. However, it recessed
again and dropped to $0.21 at the end of 2022.
It is common for people who want to buy a coin to be curious about its future, especially for investment.
However, the future of cryptocurrency is not predictable. But you can read about price predictions
because these are the analyses that experts in this field have done. Therefore, the LRC price prediction
can give you a hint about the probable fate of this coin. Crypto analysts think the LRC price would go
higher than $1 in 2026 and might continue to grow and reach $3 by 2030. Considering these predictions,
it might be better to think about LRC as a long-term investment.
What is Loopring ?
Loopring is a decentralized exchange (DEX) based on Ethereum that launched in 2017. It is considered
the second layer solution of Ethereum called Loopring L2, which allows users to do their transactions
with higher speed and lower fees compared to Ethereum. Loopring L2 is more than a decentralized
exchange, it acts more like a payment software that allows users to send their ERC-20 tokens to any
Ethereum address quickly, securely, and with lower costs. The Loopring users can also create new
exchanges on this protocol.
Check out Loopring official website for more information.
Is Loopring 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 Loopring 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 Loopring in South Africa
LRC is mainly used on the Loopring protocol for creating decentralized exchanges. It doesn’t have any
uses outside of this platform yet. However, it might be consumed for purchasing things in the future.
But right now, it is very useful for developers on the blockchain.
Like other cryptocurrencies, LRC can be a good investment too. You don’t need to consume your coins
on the Loopring protocol, you can buy LRC and keep it until its price gets higher. For this purpose, you
need to choose a secure wallet to keep your tokens in a safe place for a while. Furthermore, since the
cryptocurrency world is so volatile, it is better to read more about LRC and its predictions. If you are a
beginner in this world, start with a minimum amount of money and choose an exit point for your
investment so that you will not lose your money.
Who can buy Loopring 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 Loopring coin (LRC) is available on most exchanges. You can also buy this crypto from the Loopring
exchange itself. However, it would be a good option if you purchase this coin on a more affordable
exchange like Blocktrade. Since you don’t need to pay any processing fee on this platform, it would be
more cost-effective for you to buy LRC on Blocktrade.
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.
The loopring is a Chinese-based company founded by a software developer called Daniel Wang.
However, the Loopring protocol was registered in Singapore.
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.
Loopring is a protocol that makes it possible for its users to create their own exchanges on this network.