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Is SAND a good investment in South Africa?
The SAND token was released in August 2020 with an initial price of $0.065. In 2021, it slowly started to grow and set a record for its highest price in the same year and mounted to $7.49 per token in August 2021. After that, it faced many ups and downs until it fell to $0.73 in June 2022 and ended the year with a value of $0.44.
The history of the SAND token shows it could be a good investment if you buy it at the right time. But how to find out if it is the right time to invest in this token? There is no exact rule that can tell you investing in SAND crypto will be profitable to you because the cryptocurrency world is volatile, and nothing is predictable. But analysts and crypto experts can give you hints about the possible future of this coin. Most of them believe that the SAND price might go up to $2.52 by 2025 and would reach $4 by 2030. However, you should still know that these are just predictions. Just check SAND’s price of the day and read more reviews about its future, then decide on buying SAND tokens as an investment.
What is Sandbox ?
The Sandbox is a gaming company launched in 2011. It upgraded several times and turned into a decentralized platform based on blockchain. The main goal of this platform is to mix blockchain and the gaming world so people can earn tokens in the metaverse gaming ecosystem. Users can create, own, or sell their gaming experiences or assets using SAND tokens. Furthermore, different gaming models are available on the Sandbox; by using the play-to-earn model, they can earn SAND tokens on this platform. The other option that the Sandbox platform has is free games. Therefore, people can only play games on this platform or unlock the advanced games using their SAND tokens.
Learn more on SAND official website.
Is Sandbox 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 Sandbox 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 Sandbox in South Africa
The SAND coin is a governance token. Therefore, the main use of this token is on its own network. The SAND holders can use their coins to decide on various projects, upgrade the network, or change regulations. Therefore, this coin is their power on the Sandbox platform. It even gets more powerful for gamers. They can use their tokens to buy or create something on the Metaverse. Then, they even can sell or tokenize their assets on this world and earn money, which is paid with the SAND tokens. Therefore, they can have fun by playing games; at the same time, start a business and earn money.
You can also hold the SAND coin in a secure wallet and keep it as an investment. It is required for you to read its whitepaper, follow top investors on social media, and read every news about this crypto. Knowing the SAND price prediction can also help you decide if you want to have a short-term or long-term investment. However, it’s all up to you to decide when to buy and when to sell your coins but always keep an eye on the crypto market to not miss the right time to sell. Furthermore, if you are a beginner in this world, it is better to start with limited capital. Thus, if your investment doesn’t go as well as you thought, you don’t lose much money.
Who can buy Sandbox 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
SAND tokens are available on most exchanges. You may have to pay extra money as the processing fee on most of them. That’s why we recommend you purchase the SAND coins on the BlockTrade exchange, which doesn’t have any processing fee, and is one of the cheapest and the most secure exchanges to buy crypto.
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.
Since the Sandbox platform is used by gamers, it would still be in use in future because people love gaming. On the other hand, the cryptocurrency world is growing each day, which shows that the SAND coin might still be on the market in the following decade.
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.
Not only can you keep the SAND tokens as an investment, but also you can use your coins to tokenize your gaming assets and sell them to other players. Therefore, you can earn more coins.