Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies
A Hedge for Inflation
What is Bitcoin
Together with blockchain technologies, Bitcoin and the cryptocurrency space have risen into the mainstream over the last few years. Initially used and promoted primarily by tech enthusiasts, it now is backed by serious money from major financial institutions, with some countries even declaring it legal tender.
At a time when most major economies are printing money in large amounts, many view Bitcoin as a way to hedge against rising inflation and increasing monetary controls from governments.
Investing in Bitcoin
Although many like cryptocurrencies for their decentralized nature and other advantages over fiat currencies, for most average investors, their main reason for interest in this space is the asset’s increase in value over the last decade. While the cryptocurrency space is exceptionally volatile, the returns for those who can stomach the ups and downs can be very appealing.
Holding and investing in the crypto space for those who simply want the long-term returns can be challenging and cumbersome, with issues such as how best to hold the asset safely posing difficult questions.
For crypto investors in Japan, the issues continue with Japan’s hardline tax treatment of the asset, where gains on your crypto currencies can be taxed at rates as high as 55% (see our article to learn more).
Investing the Smart Way
For clients looking to simply have a stake in this growing asset class and benefit from potential long-term returns, holding the asset through crypto-related funds and ETFs may be a better way.
Through Argentums Active Portfolio Management Service, we can introduce Bitcoin and Blockchain funds as an additional part of a lump sum structured investment portfolio. This allows you to invest in cryptocurrencies in a tax-efficient manner and diversify your overall risk.
Talk with one of our Advisors to learn more about the individual requirements and minimum investment amounts you need to take advantage of this opportunity.
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