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Is AAVE a good investment in Canada?
When the Aave coin was called LEND, its initial price was $0.01 per token. When the name changed to Aave in October 2020, every 100 LEND tokens were swapped to 1 Aave, and the price was around $50. Very soon, the Aave price rose to $87, which was due to the release of the new version of the protocol in December 2020, which made using the platform easier and more efficient. At the beginning of 2021, Aave continued to grow and reached $100, and only in a few months, it set a record of $638 per token in February of 2021. It showed that it was an excellent investment for Aave owners. Nevertheless, 2022 wasn’t that good for this coin because from the beginning of the year, it dropped to $256 and ended the year with a price of $62.
There are ups and downs in the history of all cryptocurrencies. Aave is not an exception. It was a good investment sometimes, but the price failure might make people rethink whether to buy this coin. First, no one can tell you if your investment will be profitable because the cryptocurrency world is volatile. However, crypto analysts and experts can give you hints about how the future might be for Aave. Most of them believe that the Aave price would rise to $180 by 2025 and might reach the highest value of $606 in 2030. Please note that these are only predictions and might not be %100 guaranteed.
What is Aave ?
Aaave is a decentralized Ethereum-based lending platform launched in 2017 to give this opportunity to crypto owners to receive loans. The process is based on smart contracts, which means every step of borrowing and lending crypto is automated. The borrower should keep cryptocurrency assets as collateral and receive 80% of that amount as a loan. All the processes of calculating the loan terms and giving the loans to the borrower are done automatically via smart contracts. Therefore, no one has access to this process as a third party. The process of lending and borrowing is also done from liquidity pools. Thus, the borrower and the lender won’t know each other either. Aave network was called Ethlend but it was renamed to Aave in 2020.
Is Aave legal to buy in Canada
Yes. According to the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), virtual currency is a digital asset that can be used to buy and sell goods or services. According to the definition of virtual currency provided by the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada, digital currencies can be used to buy goods and services on the Internet and in stores that accept digital currencies. Digital currency may also be bought and sold on cryptocurrency exchanges. It is estimated that 1.2 million people, 3.2% of Canada's total population, currently own cryptocurrency.
Is Aave taxed in Canada
Yes. According to the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), tax rules apply to digital currency transactions, including those made with cryptocurrencies. Using digital currency does not exempt consumers from Canadian tax obligations. This means digital currencies are subject to the Income Tax Act. According to the mentioned rules, you will pay Income Tax on half of any crypto asset gains from dispositions of cryptocurrency, as well as Income Tax on any additional income from crypto assets, like staking or being paid in cryptocurrency. As stated by the CRA, you will pay Income Tax on half of any crypto gains from dispositions of cryptocurrency, as well as Income Tax on any additional income from crypto activities, like staking or being paid in cryptocurrency.
After you've bought Aave in Canada
Aave tokens are called utility and governance coins. The main use of this token is for voting on the system to propose new features and ask for updates. Since Aave is a lending platform, its tokens are mostly used as collateral. Although borrowers can use different crypto as collateral on this platform, if they use AAVE they will get a discount. You can swap a limited amount of Aave coins with any other crypto. But it is not usable for purchasing goods. However, it might be possible in the future.
Meanwhile, most people buy Aave coins to receive a loan on the Aave network or keep the coins as an investment. The price history of the Aave coin showed it could be a profitable investment in the past. If you want to hold these coins as an investment, be patient and keep watching their price. If you are a beginner, only invest as much money as you afford to lose because the future of cryptocurrency is unpredictable.
Who can buy Aave in Canada
Anyone. Two common ways to buy cryptocurrency in Canada include either through a broker or directly through an exchange. However, brokers may put restrictions on holdings, withdrawals, transfers and storage depending on their brokerage policy while cryptocurrency exchanges give the account holder more control over their crypto assets. Our exchange allows fast and secure cryptocurrency transactions through different payment services such as: Apple pay, Google pay, Credit Card, Debit Card, Bank Transfer and PayPal, which are supported in Canada. Also, our exchange charges zero transaction fees.
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Frequently asked questions
The Aave platform and its native coin are gaining more and more popularity each day. Therefore, they will be still in use in the future. Check the Aave price prediction and read its whitepapers if you want to invest in this crypto.
According to the CRA tax guide, you're not taxed when you buy crypto with fiat, like Canadian Dollars. This said, even though you don't pay tax, it's still really important you keep good records of your crypto transactions so you can keep a detailed account of your cost basis. This lets you calculate accurate crypto gains and losses when you later dispose of your crypto assets. But note that according to the above-mentioned tax guide, buying crypto with another crypto is subject to Capital Gains Tax. The CRA views this as a disposition, meaning you're getting rid of one asset. It doesn't matter that you're using it to buy another.
According to the CRA tax guideline, since cryptocurrency is viewed as a capital asset, when you dispose of it by selling it, swapping it, spending it or gifting it, you'll owe Capital Gains Tax on any profit you make. Crypto transactions which are considered a disposition in Canada according to the CRA include: Selling crypto for CAD, swapping crypto for another crypto, spending crypto on goods or services, gifting crypto. According to the mentioned guideline, you won't pay Capital Gains Tax on the entire proceeds when you sell, swap, spend or gift your cryptocurrency, but only the profits from it. Also note that you'll only pay Capital Gains Tax on half your net capital gain each financial year in Canada.
You can buy Aave tokens on most exchanges. However, you need to know that each exchange might have different trading fees. If you want to find the cheapest one, we recommend you sign up on Blocktrade, which allows you to do trading without any fee. This exchange is regulated in the EU and supports most cryptocurrencies.
According to the CRA tax guide, you should maintain the following records on your cryptocurrency transactions: the date of the transactions, the receipts of purchase or transfer of cryptocurrency, the value of the cryptocurrency in Canadian dollars at the time of the transaction, the digital wallet records and cryptocurrency addresses, a description of the transaction and the other party (even if it is just their cryptocurrency address), the exchange records, accounting and legal costs, the software costs related to managing your tax affairs.
Aave crypto was founded by Stani Kulechov, who was still studying law in Helsinki when he decided to run the such system. The network is based in Switzerland.