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Is Celo a good investment in Canada?
The main network of Celo (Mainnet) was launched in April 2020. Celo protocol is an open source, decentralized and distributed blockchain network. The purpose of this network is to create an environment for the development and launch of decentralized applications (DApps) compatible with smartphones. Cello's goal is for every user anywhere in the world to be able to access financial services, in order to transfer money to their contacts and buy goods through a smartphone. In the Celo protocol, there is the ability to develop and deploy smart contracts. The codes of these smart contracts are fully compatible with Ethereum virtual machines. The codes used in the design of the Celo blockchain network architecture are also similar to the Ethereum network codes. However, Celo is a completely separate network from Ethereum.
This network uses ‘zero knowledge proof’ technology and digital signature to optimize its capabilities even in weak connection conditions. In this way, very secure and extremely fast synchronization between smartphones and the Celo network is possible. This means that even users who use weak internet, low bandwidth, expensive services and cheap and old mobile phones can use Celo-based applications.
What is Celo ?
Currently, Celo network uses two native tokens or crypto assets in its network. One of them is CELO. CELO is the symbol for the cryptocurrency Celo. The symbol CELO is frequently utilized on trading platforms to identify the Celo currency. By searching for CELO on our exchange, you may quickly access information about this cryptocurrency.
Read more about this coin on Celo's official website.
Is Celo 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 Celo 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 Celo in Canada
CELO cryptocurrency plays a crucial role in the advancement of the Celo platform's ecosystem by aligning the incentives of all stakeholders. It serves as a beneficial asset to the Celo community as it can be used for transactions, reserves, staking, and governance. In addition, CELO holders can use the token to fund community-driven projects that align with the Celo network's mission of financial inclusion.
Who can buy Celo 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
CELO platform aims to bring financial services to people who are underbanked or unbanked. CELO’s worthwhile proposition lies in its focus on financial inclusion and its aim to bring economic empowerment to people who are currently excluded from the traditional financial system. By providing a secure and user-friendly platform for financial services, CELO aims to make it easier for people in developing countries to access the financial tools and resources they need to improve their financial well-being. Additionally, the CELO platform is designed to be highly scalable and flexible, which allows developers to build and deploy a wide range of financial dApps quickly and easily. This could lead to a vibrant ecosystem of financial services built on the CELO platform, which could increase demand for the CELO cryptocurrency and drive its value higher over time.
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.
On our exchange, the minimum purchase amount for CELO is $10. You also have the option to use various payment methods to complete the transaction. Once the purchase is complete, the CELO units will be visible in your cryptocurrency assets list.
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.
Protecting your CELO investment is crucial, and there are several ways to do so. Keeping your private keys offline makes storing your CELO in a hardware wallet one of the safest options. You can also use a common method of keeping crypto investments which is known as the software wallet, a digital wallet that you can store on your computer or mobile device. Also, in order to make trading for CELO cryptocurrency more practical, our exchange also provides a secure private online wallet with extra features and simple access to numerous trading options.