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Is Sol a good investment in South Africa?
To decide if buying solana is a good investment, first, take a look at its history. The official token of Solana, called SOL, was released in April 2020 with a price of $0.79 per coin. In only one year, its price mounted to $260 in November 2021. It was one of the most profitable investments for people who had bought this coin at its debut. However, like any other coin on the market, Solana had fluctuations too. Although it couldn’t reach higher than $260, it became stable for a while at the price of $30 in 2022. Solana had a drop to $12 in November 2022.
Although no one can guarantee a positive future for any cryptocurrency, many experts believe that the updates on the Solana roadmap may affect its future. Analysts have predicted the future of Solana for upcoming years and believe this coin may reach $70 by the end of 2030. Most of the experts in this field also claim it is better to think about a long-term investment while buying Solana. However, you should be aware that any incident may affect the future of a coin. Therefore, if you are a beginner in this world, it’s recommended to avoid putting all your money on a coin.
What is Solana ?
Solana is the name of the blockchain created in 2017. Very soon after its release, it became one of the fastest blockchain networks with 2700 transactions per second. This feature made Solana very popular among people in the cryptocurrency world. To make the network more efficient, like the Cardano network, Solana also uses the proof-of-stake (PoS) technology, which also helps the network become more sustainable and scalable than the previous blockchains. Fast transactions, low fees, and low environmental impact are the benefits of the Solana blockchain.
Read more on Solana official website.
Is Solana 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 Solana 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 Solana in South Africa
Like any other coin in the cryptocurrency world, there are lots of ways you can consume your coins. You can use SOL to purchase something on the internet; nevertheless, the seller should accept your coin. Therefore, if you want to use SOL coins to buy something, check the brands and companies that support SOL. Additionally, you can trade your coins with an NFT. If you don’t want to spend your SOL tokens, you can keep them as an investment. SOL is assumed to be a great long-term investment.
Meanwhile, since the cryptocurrency world is so volatile, it’s better to consider an exit point for your investment. It can be a price that you consider the right price for selling the coin. Moreover, you should always keep an eye on the price of SOL, read its whitepapers, and check what experts and analysts say about it on their social media.
Who can buy Solana 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
Like any other cryptocurrency, you can use Solana coins to trade different things on the internet, purchase products, play online games, or keep the coins for future sale as an investment.
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.
You can select an exchange wallet to buy Solana. The process is straightforward and depends on the wallet you choose. Normally, you should sign up and create an account on an exchange like Blocktrade, then start buying SOL.
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.
On the list of the fastest cryptocurrencies, Bitgert is the fastest blockchain. However, that doesn’t mean Bitgert is better than Solana, there are other factors that you need to consider while buying a crypto.