According to Coincub, a crypto exchange aggregator, Germany is the most crypto-friendly nation, beating out previous leader Singapore.
Coincub published its latest Global Crypto Ranking
and Germany, surprisingly, came first. Germany took the top spot from Singapore in the quarterly published report.
The exchange aggregator cited Germany's positive stance on cryptocurrency trading and investment as to why the country moved up three places from last year. It has more Bitcoin nodes
per capita than the US and has seen several positive developments in recent months:
- The Federal Financial Supervisory Authority issued a crypto custody business license for Coinbase’s German arm earlier this year.
- German stock market operator Deutsche Boerse listed more than 20 crypto exchange-traded products on its digital exchange, Xetra.
- The Sparkasse savings bank is looking into offering wallets to trade crypto.
Previous leader Singapore lost its crown due to the Monetary Authority of Singapore tightening its guidelines on virtual asset service providers, resulting in fewer Bitcoin ATMs in the country.
The US and Australia came third and fourth, respectively, with Coincub lauding the two countries for their efforts to regulate rather than prohibit the use of cryptocurrencies. Switzerland completed the top five. The country remains committed to technological innovation, as evidenced by including ETH in the crypto asset service of BBVA Switzerland and the declaration of Bitcoin as legal tender in Lugano.
Further rankings in the report were the top five countries with the most advantageous crypto tax regimes and the top five Bitcoin mining
According to Coincub, the most crypto-friendly tax regimes
can be found in:
- Hungary: a flat-rate tax of 15%.
- Cyprus: 12.5% taxes for residents.
- Nigeria: a standard tax rate of 20%
- Malta: tax rates between 5% and 35%
- El Salvador: no taxes
The top five mining countries by hash rate are:
However, ranked by GDP, Kazakh Bitcoin mining
is by far the strongest.
The ranking is composed of several factors like government regulation, financial services in crypto, tax regimes, crypto education, crypto prominence in the country, trading volumes, the level of crypto fraud, and the environmental protection.
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