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In its simplest definition, Ethereum is an open infrastructure based on blockchain technology on which decentralized computer programs can be run. The decentralization of Ethereum means that this system does not belong to anyone alone and it is not controlled by one or more specific people. Everyone can own this network and everyone can play a role in controlling it. Thanks to Ethereum's distributed and decentralized structure, once a program is implemented on the Ethereum network, it cannot be stopped or manipulated, even if the creator wants to.
Among the members of the digital currency community, the digital currency of the Ethereum network is also called Ethereum or Ether. Ether, like Bitcoin, is a digital currency that can easily transfer value. However, Ether's purpose is slightly different from Bitcoin's. This digital currency was created to pay for fees and as an incentive for contributors to continue working with Ethereum. Who would be willing to work as a miner or contributor to the network if Ether was not the key asset? This is why Ether is also called "the fuel of the Ethereum network". If Bitcoin is "digital gold", Ether is "digital oil".
What is Ethereum ?
The digital currency of the Ethereum network is called "Ether" and its abbreviated unit is ETH. This asset is considered the currency of the network as well as a way to pay fees and charges.
Learn more on Ethereum official website.
Is Ethereum legal to buy in South Korea?
Yes, cryptocurrency is legal to buy in South Korea. The South Korean government has taken a
cautious but supportive approach to the development of the cryptocurrency industry, and has
implemented a number of regulations to promote the growth of the sector while protecting
consumers and investors. The legality of trading cryptocurrency in South Korea is governed by
the Virtual Currency Act. The mentioned act defines virtual currency as a type of electronic
asset that can be used as a medium of exchange, but does not have legal tender status.
According to the same act, in South Korea, individuals and businesses can legally buy, sell,
trade, and hold cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, and others. However, the use of
cryptocurrency as a means of payment for goods and services is still limited.
It is important to keep up to date with the latest developments and regulations in the
cryptocurrency sector in South Korea, as the legal and regulatory framework for cryptocurrency
may change over time.
Is Ethereum taxed in South Korea
Yes. According to the the Virtual Currency Act, in South Korea, cryptocurrency is taxed as
income under the Income Tax Act and the Corporate Tax Act. According to these laws, profits
derived from the sale or exchange of cryptocurrency are considered taxable income and are
subject to both personal income tax and corporate income tax. The tax treatment of
cryptocurrency in South Korea depends on the individual's or company's status and the purpose
of the transaction. For individuals, cryptocurrency gains are taxed at a flat rate of 20% for short-
term gains (held for one year or less) and a graduated rate for long-term gains (held for more
than one year). For companies, cryptocurrency gains are subject to corporate income tax at the
standard corporate tax rate.
It is important to note that individuals and companies are responsible for reporting their
cryptocurrency-related income on their tax returns. Failure to accurately report and pay taxes on
cryptocurrency-related income can result in penalties and fines. Also, the regulation and
taxation of cryptocurrency in South Korea is subject to change, and it is advisable to stay
informed of the latest developments and seek professional advice on tax matters related to
After you've bought Ethereum in South Korea
Ethereum is a popular blockchain that has been used in various projects. Due to the success of Ethereum, many developers and projects use this chain to build their own products. Smart contracts on Ethereum have been able to bring blockchain technology applications to other levels. Smart contracts allow users to determine their desired conditions and rules.
In smart contracts, it is possible to include detailed conditions for each contract. This feature has made it possible for Ethereum to host various blockchain-based financial services. Some examples of Ethereum services you can benefit from include: Loaning, Decentralized Insurance, Decentralized Exchanges, Stablecoins, Profit Cultivation, Investing, Computer Games (Betting), and Non-Fungible Tokens (NFT).
Who can buy Ethereum in South Korea?
In South Korea, any individual or entity, including residents and non-residents, can buy
cryptocurrency as long as they have a valid bank account and comply with the applicable laws
and regulations. There are no restrictions on who can buy cryptocurrency in South Korea, and
anyone with the necessary resources and knowledge can participate in the market. The best
way to buy cryptocurrency in South Korea depends on your specific needs and preferences but
the most common way to buy cryptocurrency in South Korea is through a cryptocurrency
exchange. Our platform allows you to buy, sell, and trade cryptocurrency using Euros. In
addition, our exchange is a trustworthy and safe choice for buying cryptocurrency in South
Korea. It operates within the law and offers a range of convenient payment options, including
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Frequently asked questions
Ether is a functional currency. As the amount and use and acceptance of Ether increases, the price will also increase. Ethereum can be used to make processes smarter and get the most out of it. The price of Ethereum will increase if Ethereum is accepted by more institutions and its popularity and use increase. In 2016, the value of each ether was less than one dollar, but for example, in 2020, which was the year when digital currencies flourished, the price of Ethereum increased by 200 times. In conclusion, Ethereum has a special place among digital currencies and a bright future is predicted for it. With updates coming in the near future, Ethereum will become faster and a more viable investment option. Investing in Ethereum may seem risky, but if all goes well, the returns on this investment might be impressive.
In South Korea, the reporting of cryptocurrency tax is governed by the Income Tax Act and the
Corporate Tax Act. According to these laws, individuals and entities must report any gains or
profits from the sale or exchange of cryptocurrency as taxable income. To report cryptocurrency
tax in South Korea, individuals and entities must maintain accurate records of all cryptocurrency
transactions, including the date, amount, and type of cryptocurrency, as well as the price at the
time of the transaction. Then, calculate the gains or losses from each cryptocurrency transaction
by subtracting the cost of the cryptocurrency from the sales price and report any gains or profits
from the sale or exchange of cryptocurrency as taxable income.
Yes, you can cash out your cryptocurrency assets in South Korea by selling them for fiat
currency and then withdrawing the funds to your bank account or other payment methods. This
can be done through our cryptocurrency exchange.
Officially, ETH has a minimum fractional number called a Wei. Each Wei equals 0.000000000000000001 ETH (10-18). But the minimum amount you are allowed to purchase is dependent upon your exchange’s minimum limit. Our exchange allows a minimum of $10.
South Korea is widely considered to be one of the largest and most active cryptocurrency
markets in the world, with a large number of individuals and entities owning and trading
cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum. According to a survey conducted by the Bank
of Korea in 2019, around 5% of the population in South Korea owned cryptocurrency, while a
more recent survey conducted in 2021 found that the number had increased to around 7%. This
suggests that the ownership of cryptocurrency assets in South Korea is growing, as more
people become interested in and invest in the digital currency market.
To store Ether and Ethereum-based tokens, you need software or hardware called a “wallet”. A wallet can be considered like a bank account that is used to store, receive and send money.
Ethereum software wallets are free and you can easily install them on mobile phones (Android and iOS) or PCs (Windows, Linux, and Mac). Some wallets are also web-based and can be accessed with internet browsers (such as Chrome). In contrast, hardware wallets, which are more secure, are physically available and must be purchased from reputable stores. It is necessary to take a backup copy of your wallet so that you can recover your funds if the wallet is deleted, the password is forgotten, or the device on which the wallet is installed is damaged.