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Is LINK a good investment in United Kingdom?
LINK crypto was released in 2017 with an initial price of $0.11. Its price didn’t have a salient change until mid-2019 when it finally could reach $1 per token and continued to grow and ended the year with a price of $4. 2020 was more surprising for this coin because it could mount up to $14 and become a wonderful investment for its owners. LINK could reach its highest price of $37 in February 2021. Although it might seem that LINK didn’t have a great beginning, its price suddenly surprised everyone. However, 2022 wasn’t a great year for this crypto because the LINK price dropped to $19.60 in January, and ended the year at $7.
Like many cryptocurrencies, LINK also had fluctuations. People who want to invest in this crypto would like to know if it will end up profitable. No one knows the answer to this question, but some factors can help investors decide on buying this crypto. One of them is LINK price predictions. Some crypto analysts believe that LINK price may continue to fall until 2027, but then it might increase to $70 and may continue to grow and be around $169 in the next ten years. Therefore, they expect LINK to be a good long-term investment. However, predictions are just some expectations that might not come true. It is better to check the news about this crypto, read its whitepaper, and investigate the price of the day to decide whether it is the best time to buy LINK.
What is Chainlink ?
Chainlink is a decentralized oracle network announced in 2017. It runs on the Ethereum blockchain and is used to support advanced smart contracts. Generally, smart contracts are automated agreements on blockchain. But, sometimes, they need to connect to the real world to make some processes possible. Chainlink makes this possible and acts like a bridge between blockchains and external data sources or what is known as off-chain.
Is Chainlink legal to buy in United Kingdom
Yes. According to the definition of crypto assets provided by FCA (Financial Conduct Authority), crypto assets are cryptographically secured digital representations of value or contractual rights that use some type of distributed ledger technology (DLT) and can be transferred, stored or traded electronically. According to the consumers’ investment definition by FCA, buying, selling, investing and making payments through cryptocurrency is legal in the UK. But remember to check before you make a purchase, receive a payment or pay using crypto assets if the deployed crypto assets or services are regulated in the UK. An extensive report on UK’s crypto assets regulations is issued by the HM Treasury, Financial Conduct Authority and the Bank of England.
Is Chainlink taxed in United Kingdom
Yes. According to the tax authority of the U.K. government (HMRC) Crypto Assets Manual, cryptocurrency is taxable in the UK. HMRC are clear that crypto may be subject to both Capital Gains Tax and Income Tax depending on the specific transaction. According to the above-mentioned manual, if you’ve sold your crypto for more than you bought it, you’ll likely pay capital gains tax on the profit. For capital gains from crypto tax-free allowance, you'll pay 10% or 20% tax. If you’re trading huge amounts of crypto, HMRC will think you are a trader and ask you to pay income tax on trading, rather than capital gains taxes. For additional income from crypto over the personal allowance, you'll pay between 20% to 45% in tax. The exact amount you'll pay will depend on the transaction you've made, the tax that applies and the Income Tax band you fall into. See UK’s Crypto Assets Manual for Individuals for more information.
After you've bought Chainlink in United Kingdom
LINK coin is mainly used on the Chainlink network as a payment fee or for voting on different processes. It can’t be used as a payment method outside this network. Therefore, it is not possible to use it as a real currency to purchase goods or transfer money. However, this might be possible in the future. You can trade or swap the LINK coins with Eth or XRP and then use it to purchase goods or even use it in gaming or other processes.
Meanwhile, most people buy a cryptocurrency for investment. In this case, the usage is not that important because you only need to keep your coins in a wallet and wait until the right time to sell. Investment needs you to be aware of the crypto market and check the coin price every day. If you are new to this world, we recommend you choose an exit point for your investment. Thus, if the price of LINK reaches that amount, you can easily sell it to get a profit. In the end, we also suggest investing as much as you can afford to lose because cryptocurrencies are volatile, and nothing is predictable in this world.
Who can buy Chainlink in United Kingdom
Anyone can easily purchase cryptocurrencies in the UK through exchanges. There are different payment methods available in the United Kingdom. Some popular payment services are: Apple pay, Google pay, Credit Card, Debit Card, Bank Transfer and PayPal. Our exchange allows cryptocurrency handling through the mentioned services via secure, fast and free of charge transactions.
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Frequently asked questions
The Chainlink network is one of the first networks that make it possible to link blockchain with off-chain or the world outside of the blockchain. Therefore, it is very useful, especially when working with advanced smart contracts. It is believed that this network and its coin will act as well in the future.
Yes. You won't always pay tax on crypto in the UK. According to the UK government Tax Manual, transactions that are tax free include: When your total gains are under annual tax-free
allowance (£12,300), Gifting crypto-assets to your spouse, transferring cryptocurrency between your own wallets and donating cryptocurrency to charity.
According to HMRC guidelines, when you dispose of crypto-asset exchange tokens (known as cryptocurrency), you may need to pay Capital Gains Tax. Note that you pay Capital Gains Tax when your gains from selling certain assets go over the tax-free allowance.
LINK tokens are available on most exchanges. Blocktrade is one of the exchanges that support this crypto. This exchange has the lowest trading fee and is regulated in the EU. Therefore, you can simply sign up on this exchange and buy the crypto you want.
According to HMRC tax record guide, crypto investors must declare the following: Type of tokens, date you disposed of them, number of tokens you’ve disposed of, number of tokens you have left, value of the tokens in pound sterling, bank statements and wallet addresses, and records of the pooled costs before and after you disposed of them.
Sergey Nazarov, a Russian entrepreneur is the founder of Chainlin and Steve Ellis is the CTO at this company. The headquarters of Chainlink is in the Cayman Islands.