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Ethereum Classic (ETC) is a cryptocurrency that was created in July 2016 and as of 24th July 2016, its price was $0.752354. It then reached the $1 mark for the first time in July 2016 and in its first year of trading, the price of ETC fluctuated between $1 and $5. The ETC coin price reached the $10 mark for the first time in May 2017 and later that year, the price of ETC began to rise rapidly, reaching an all-time high of around $45 in December. 2018 and 2019 did not bring luck to ETC as its price was falling to around $5 by the end of 2019, but again by 2020, the price of ETC began to rise again, reaching a new all-time high of around $20 in August 2020. Ethereum Classic crypto price reached the $50 mark for the first time in April 2021 and then by May of that same year, the price rose again, reaching another new all-time high of around $70. ETC continued to experience a bullish market in 2021 as its value reached the $100 mark for the first time and touched its all-time high price of $176.16. Just as the overall market price fluctuates from time to time, 2022 was not an impressive year for many cryptocurrencies on the market and ETC was not an exception. But as 2023 started, the crypto market began to rise again and as a result ETC is also experiencing positive movements as it has been trading around the $20 mark and higher by the start of 2023. According to some crypto experts on the market, ETC price is forecasted to be worth around $107 in 2025. But note that before entering the crypto market, it's recommended to educate yourself and learn about the technology behind cryptocurrencies, their use cases, and the market. Also, this is by no means a financial advice. You should read up on the history and economics of different cryptocurrencies and discuss the market with a professional.
What is Ethereum Classic ?
Ethereum Classic is a decentralized blockchain platform that allows people to build and use decentralized applications (DApps) that run on the blockchain. Like Bitcoin, no one controls and owns this network. Ethereum Classic is an open-source project and uses smart contracts that are managed by its community around the world. Unlike the Bitcoin protocol, ETC is designed to be adaptable and flexible; Therefore, it is easy to create new applications on the platform of Ethereum Classic. After the infamous DAO hack, the Ethereum Foundation implemented a new version of the Ethereum main net on July 20, 2016 with controversial events. In the new version, the hacked DAO was completely erased from the blockchain history. The Ethereum Foundation registered a new brand name and chose the code ETH. The old version also continued to work under the name of Ethereum Classic (ETC). It can be said that Ethereum is a fork of Ethereum Classic.
Ethereum Classic followed the original rules of the network and maintained the Ethereum line of thought. The people who continued ETC were defenders of the immutability of the blockchain and opposed Ethereum forks with the slogan "code is law". Since the creation of the project, many improvements have been made to the Ethereum Classic network. The main goal of this project is to become a global payment network using smart contracts. Contracts that operate without centralized governance. In addition, Ethereum Classic wants the network's coin to become a currency for storing value and the implementation of trading.
Learn more on Ethereum Classic official website.
Is Ethereum Classic 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 Ethereum Classic 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 Ethereum Classic in Canada
Ethereum Classic token is used as a store of value and as a medium of exchange in the same way as other cryptocurrencies, it is an instrument to implement digital transactions and it can be used to pay for goods and services or be traded on cryptocurrency exchanges. Additionally, ETC can be used to develop decentralized applications on the Ethereum Classic blockchain.
Who can buy Ethereum Classic 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
ETC (Ethereum Classic) is valuable for several reasons, including: It is a decentralized platform for building decentralized applications (Dapps) and executing smart contracts. It has a strong community of developers and users who are committed to its success. It offers a fast, secure, and affordable way to transfer value and execute complex transactions. It has a limited supply, which is a factor that influences its value and scarcity.
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.
There is no established minimum amount assigned for purchasing Ankr. On our exchange, the minimum order size for buying ANKR is $10. Also, you have a variety of payment options to choose from. The transaction will be completed and displayed on your portfolio of cryptocurrency assets.
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.
To keep your Ethereum Classic investment safe, you can follow these steps: Store your private key in a secure, offline location. Enable two-factor authentication on your account. Regularly backup your wallet and avoid downloading unknown software or clicking on suspicious links. Make sure to use a reputable cryptocurrency wallet that supports Ethereum Classic. For this, our exchange also provides a secure digital wallet with added features and convenient access to a variety of trading options, simplifying your trading experience.