How to Buy Cryptocurrency in Taiwan

Buying cryptocurrency in Taiwan

Buying cryptocurrency in TaiwanTaiwan benefits from having one of the most futuristic and advanced economies worldwide. Its main focus is on tourism, financial services, but also on tech. However, the country lives in China’s shadow, with China claiming it as its own territory, and in constant fear of falling under China’s control. On the other hand, Taiwan is currently advancing in adoption of cryptocurrency and blockchain technologies, and it’s considered a popular location for startups and hubs, meaning it's entrepreneur-friendly. At the moment, there are lots of ambiguities regarding tax regulation for virtual currencies in Taiwan. The Taiwan Financial Supervisory Commission is yet to propose any regulation regarding various coins. Nevertheless, platform service fees which are charged from sellers and buyers by platform operators are taxed as follows when it comes to business operations - transaction fees derived from income are regarded as sales of labor service and are, therefore, subject to VAT.
As of 20/03/2021

Exchanges Info

These exchanges all accept customers from Taiwan. While they broadly offer the same services and you can buy cryptocurrency at all of them, there can be differences in transaction fees, security, verification requirements, deposit methods and features, as shown below

Open a eToro Account

68% of retail CFD accounts lose money. Cryptoassets are unregulated in some EU countries and the UK. No consumer protection. Your capital is at risk. US Residents - eToro USA LLC does not offer CFDs, only real Crypto assets available.

eToro

eToro is a social trading platform that allows you to buy into cryptocurrencies, international stocks and shares and more complex financial assets. It also has an innovative Copy Trader feature where you can choose to follow other successful traders and automatically copy their trades to hopefully share in their success

Pros
  • Fully regulated financial institution
  • Trade crypto, stocks and other financial assets
  • Follow and copy the trades of expert traders
Cons
  • Fees (spreads) are high
  • Only USD as base currency
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Bybit

Based in Singapore and registered in the British Virgin Islands, Bybit is a P2P cryptocurrency exchange offering perpetual futures products with 100:1 leverage. Bybit can process 100k transaction per second which is a great feature for leveraged trading.

Pros
  • Advanced and secure technology
  • Anonymous accounts
  • Attractive trading bonuses
  • Very low fees
Cons
  • Limited asset coverage
  • No option instruments
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