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How to buy Storj in South Africa
Is STORJ a good investment in South Africa?
STORJ token was released in July 2017 with an initial price of $0.52. After a huge rise and fall, it started
2018 with a surprising value of $3.13, which was great news for STORJ owners because they could triple
their capital in less than a year. However, it didn’t last long, and the price fell and ended the year at
$0.13. The STORJ price didn’t have any rise or notable fluctuations in 2019 and 2020. The average price
for these two years was $0.45. But 2021 surprised STORJ holders again with a price record of $3.98. Like
most cryptocurrencies, STORJ didn’t have a great year in 2022, and its price fell to $0.27.
STORJ had good days and bad days in its history. The future of this coin is not clear though. If you want
to invest in this coin, you need to have this mindset of how well this coin might perform in the next
years. That is something analysts do. Therefore, it is a good idea to check STORJ price predictions to
have something in your mind about its future. Although it is just a prediction, it can still be helpful. The
highest price predicted for STORJ by 2025 is $1.45. Crypto analysts also believe that STORJ might be a
good long-term investment and have predicted its price to be around $7 by 2030.
What is Storj ?
Storj is a cloud storage platform founded in 2014 as a decentralized alternative to the centralized cloud
storage that some companies like Amazon or Google had offered. Unlike the centralized platforms, on
Storj's decentralized platform, people share or rent the free spaces they have on their hard drives with
people who need somewhere to put their data. This storage can be used for video streaming or
software distribution. The Storj users can make money by sharing the free space on their computers.
However, they receive their rewards with Storj native tokens called STORJ.
Learn more on Storj official website.
Is Storj 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 Storj 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 Storj in South Africa
As mentioned earlier, the main usage of the STORJ token is as a payment solution on its network. People
who want to rent a space to store their data should pay STORJ to the host who shares the space on their
computer. Therefore, people working on this system need to have STORJ tokens in their wallet to be
able to use this network.
Like other tokens, STORJ's price changes over time, which makes it an option for investment. You can
buy STORJ tokens, keep them in an e-wallet, and wait until the price goes up to sell or trade them with
other currencies. However, this process is not as easy as in theory. You need to be more cautious about
this world because cryptocurrencies are volatile and risky. You should always keep watching its price,
read its news, follow experts, and find out what analysts think about its future. Thus, you can have a
Who can buy Storj 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
STORJ tokens are available on most exchanges. Find a trusted and secure exchange to purchase STORJ
tokens. Blocktrade exchange is a great place to buy coins because it doesn’t have any processing fee,
which makes it cheaper than most exchanges. Furthermore, it is regulated by the EU, which guarantees
its protection and reliability.
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.
No one can tell if the price of crypto will definitely go up or down. However, analysts check different
factors to give predictions of coins like STORJ. Most of them think STORJ might go up and would be a
good long-term investment.
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.
People can make money on this network by sharing their excess storage capacity. They are paid in STORJ
coins. Therefore, being active in this system might be an excellent choice for most people.