Bitcoin.com, a pioneer in democratizing cryptocurrency access, is excited to announce the upcoming launch of its VERSE token on the Polygon PoS chain. This significant move follows the Verse community’s first-ever direct vote, a process that underpins Bitcoin.com’s commitment to community-driven decision-making and amplifies the ethos of decentralization.
Why choose Polygon?
The decision to launch on Polygon aligns perfectly with Bitcoin.com’s mission to enhance economic freedom through blockchain technology. Polygon's low transaction costs and fast confirmation times make it an ideal platform for trading, DeFi, web3 games, and more. This will significantly broaden the range of use cases for VERSE, inviting more participants into the growing ecosystem.
Bitcoin.com extends its gratitude to the Bitcoin.com Verse community for their active participation in this crucial decision-making process. The participation in the voting serves as a robust indicator of a community committed to the principles of decentralization and self-governance.
"This is more than just a technology play; it's a leap towards fulfilling our mission of democratizing financial freedom. We're incredibly excited about the new opportunities that launching on Polygon will bring to our community, and we're thankful for the strong show of support in our first-ever direct vote," said Dennis Jarvis, CEO of Bitcoin.com.
Bitcoin.com is in the advanced stages of integrating VERSE with the Polygon network and will be rolling out updates in the near future. The community is encouraged to stay engaged as there are more exciting community votes planned.
Bitcoin.com is building products that give everyday people access to a vast world of opportunities to generate personal prosperity without limits. Since 2015, Bitcoin.com has been a global leader in introducing newcomers to cryptocurrency, featuring accessible educational materials, timely and objective news, and easy-to-use fully self-custodial products for buying, spending, trading, investing, and earning with crypto.
VERSE is the rewards and utility token for users who contribute to and participate in the Bitcoin.com ecosystem. Launched in December 2022, the VERSE token is designed to expand access to decentralized finance and help unlock the economic freedom it provides. Since launch, VERSE has experienced rapid integration into web3 platforms, as evidenced by August and September’s partnership/integration overviews.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I buy or sell gold from my self-directed IRA
Although you can buy gold using your self-directed IRA account, you will need to open an account at a brokerage like TD Ameritrade. You can also transfer funds from an existing retirement fund.
The IRS allows individuals up to $5.500 annually ($6,500 if you are married and filing jointly). This can be contributed to a traditional IRA. Individuals can contribute up $1,000 per annum ($2,000 if they are married and jointly) directly to a Roth IRA.
You should consider buying physical gold bullion if you decide to invest in it. Futures contracts are financial instruments that are based on gold's price. These contracts allow you to speculate on future gold prices without actually owning it. But, physical bullion is real bars of gold or silver that you can hold in one's hand.
What does gold do as an investment?
Supply and demand determine the gold price. Interest rates also have an impact on the price of gold.
Due to the limited supply of gold, prices for gold are highly volatile. Physical gold is not always in stock.
How Much of Your IRA Should Include Precious Metals?
It's important to understand that precious metals aren't only for wealthy people. They don't require you to be wealthy to invest in them. There are many ways to make money on silver and gold investments without spending too much.
You may consider buying physical coins such as bullion bars or rounds. Stocks in companies that produce precious materials could be purchased. Another option is to make use of the IRA rollover programs offered by your retirement plan provider.
You'll still get the benefit of precious metals no matter which country you live in. They offer the potential for long-term, sustainable growth even though they aren’t stocks.
Their prices rise with time, which is a different to traditional investments. If you decide to make a sale of your investment in the future, you will likely realize more profit than with traditional investments.
What amount should I invest in my Roth IRA?
Roth IRAs are retirement accounts that allow you to withdraw your money tax-free. These accounts cannot be withdrawn until you turn 59 1/2. However, if you do decide to take out some of your contributions before then, there are specific rules you must follow. You cannot touch your principal (the amount you originally deposited). No matter how much money you contribute, you cannot take out more than was originally deposited to the account. If you are able to take out more that what you have initially contributed, you must pay taxes.
The second rule states that income taxes must be paid before you can withdraw earnings. Withdrawing your earnings will result in you paying taxes. Let's take, for example, $5,000 in annual Roth IRA contributions. In addition, let's assume you earn $10,000 per year after contributing. You would owe $3,500 in federal income taxes on the earnings. That leaves you with only $6,500 left. Since you're limited to taking out only what you initially contributed, that's all you could take out.
The $4,000 you take out of your earnings would be subject to taxes. You'd still owe $1,500 in taxes. On top of that, you'd lose half of the earnings you had taken out because they would be taxed again at 50% (half of 40%). So even though you received $7,000 in Roth IRA contributions, you only received $4,000.
There are two types if Roth IRAs, Roth and Traditional. A traditional IRA allows for you to deduct pretax contributions of your taxable income. You can withdraw your contributions plus interest from your traditional IRA when you retire. You can withdraw as much as you want from a traditional IRA.
Roth IRAs are not allowed to allow you deductions for contributions. However, once you retire, you can withdraw your entire contribution plus accrued interest. There is no minimum withdrawal required, unlike a traditional IRA. It doesn't matter if you are 70 1/2 or older before you withdraw your contribution.
What is the tax on gold in an IRA
The fair market value of gold sold is the basis for tax. You don't pay taxes when you buy gold. It is not considered income. If you sell it later, you'll have a taxable gain if the price goes up.
Gold can be used as collateral for loans. Lenders seek to get the best return when you borrow against your assets. For gold, this means selling it. The lender might not do this. They may keep it. Or, they may decide to resell the item themselves. Either way, you lose potential profit.
If you plan on using your gold as collateral, then you shouldn't lend against it. If you don't plan to use it as collateral, it is better to let it be.
What are some of the benefits of a gold IRA
The best way to save money for retirement is to place it in an Individual Retirement Account. It will be tax-deferred up until the time you withdraw it. You are in complete control of how much you take out each fiscal year. And there are many different types of IRAs. Some are better suited for people who want to save for college expenses. Others are intended for investors seeking higher returns. Roth IRAs, for example, allow people to contribute after they turn 59 1/2. They also pay taxes on any earnings when they retire. Once they start withdrawing money, however, the earnings aren’t subject to tax again. So if you're planning to retire early, this type of account may make sense.
Because you can invest money in many asset classes, a gold IRA works similarly to other IRAs. Unlike a regular IRA that requires you to pay taxes on the gains you make while you wait to access them, a gold IRA does not have to do this. This makes gold IRA accounts a great choice for those who want their money to be invested, not spent.
An additional benefit to owning gold through an IRA, is the ease of automatic withdrawals. This eliminates the need to constantly make deposits. Direct debits could be set up to ensure you don't miss a single payment.
Finally, gold is one the most secure investment options available. Its value is stable because it's not tied with any one country. Even in times of economic turmoil, gold prices tend not to fluctuate. As a result, it's often considered a good choice when protecting your savings from inflation.
- Contribution limits$6,000 (49 and under) $7,000 (50 and up)$6,000 (49 and under) $7,000 (50 and up)$58,000 or 25% of your annual compensation (whichever is smaller) (lendedu.com)
- Indeed, several financial advisers interviewed for this article suggest you invest 5 to 15 percent of your portfolio in gold, just in case. (aarp.org)
- If you accidentally make an improper transaction, the IRS will disallow it and count it as a withdrawal, so you would owe income tax on the item's value and, if you are younger than 59 ½, an additional 10% early withdrawal penalty. (forbes.com)
- (Basically, if your GDP grows by 2%, you need miners to dig 2% more gold out of the ground every year to keep prices steady.) (smartasset.com)
- The price of gold jumped 131 percent from late 2007 to September 2011, when it hit a high of $1,921 an ounce, according to the World Gold Council. (aarp.org)
- 7 U.S. Code SS 7 – Designation of boards of trade as contract markets
- 26 U.S. Code SS 408 – Individual retirement accounts
The History of Gold as an Asset
From ancient times to the beginning of the 20th century, gold was used as a currency. It was universally accepted and loved for its beauty, durability, purity and divisibility. Due to its value, it was also internationally traded. There were different measures and weights for gold, as there was no standard to measure it. For example, one pound sterling in England equals 24 carats; one livre tournois equals 25 carats; one mark equals 28 carats; and so on.
The United States began issuing American coin made up 90% copper, 10% zinc and 0.942 fine-gold in the 1860s. This led to a decrease of demand for foreign currencies which in turn caused their prices to rise. The United States began minting large quantities gold coins at this time, which led to a drop in the price. The U.S. government was unable to pay its debts due to too much money being in circulation. They decided to return some of the gold they had left to Europe.
Since most European countries were not confident in the U.S. dollar they began accepting gold as payment. Many European countries started to accept paper money as a substitute for gold after World War I. The price of gold has risen significantly since then. Even though the price of gold fluctuates, it remains one the best investments you can make.
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Published Date: Thu, 02 Nov 2023 11:00:03 +0000