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Is FTM a good investment in Canada?

FTM (Fantom) is a cryptocurrency that was first introduced in 2018. The price of Fantom in the ICO was $ 0.04 and the token sale ended on June 17, 2018. Since then, FTM's value has risen 11.88 times compared to the US Dollar, increased by a factor of 3.61 when compared to Ethereum, and gone up 3.26 times versus Bitcoin. FTM's price was initially listed on various cryptocurrency exchanges in late 2018 at a price of around $0.03. Over the next year, FTM's price remained relatively stable and only saw slight fluctuations. In 2020, FTM's price started to gain traction as more people became aware of the project's innovative technology and growing partnerships. By the end of the year, FTM's price had increased to around $0.18, a six-fold increase from its initial price. In early 2021, FTM's price continued to soar as demand for the token increased. At its peak in April 2021, FTM's price had reached an all-time high of $0.66. Therefore, Fantom's best year was 2021, when the price of FTM rose 13,172.55% from $0.016957 to $2.25. The average annual growth of Fantom over the past 6 years has been 2,630.02%. In the year 2022, the whole crypto market was experiencing difficulties. Even the biggest and most popular cryptocurrencies were dropping dramatically but again, by the start of 2023, the prices are showing positive rises eventually. Many experts have predicted a good future for the FTM token as they forecasted the price would hit the $6.40 mark by 2025. Please keep in mind that this is not meant to be taken as a buying signal. It is recommended for you to research information on the crypto market and receive professional advice from the market experts before attempting to invest in FTM cryptocurrency.

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What is Fantom ?

Fantom is a smart contract platform based on directed acyclic graph (DAG) technology that provides developers with decentralized financial services (DeFi). By using its proprietary consensus algorithm, Fantom aims to solve problems related to smart contract platforms, especially transaction speed. According to the Fantom developers, they have been able to reduce the transaction time to less than two seconds. The Fantom Foundation, which oversees the launch of Fantom products, was established in 2018, and the launch of the platform's main network, Opera, dates back to December 2019.

As an open source, customizable and scalable platform that is developed to overcome the limitations of previous generation blockchain networks, Fantom’s main goal is to build a better and more efficient future and to create an infrastructure in order to help people improve their quality of life through the latest developments in the world of technology. Fantom is part of the digital revolution, with its influence on all aspects of life, including: the adoption of digital assets on a global scale, digital economy and payments, as well as digital identity and medical records.

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Is Fantom 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.

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Is Fantom 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.

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After you've bought Fantom in Canada

By using your FTM (Fantom) crypto tokens, you can engage in the following activities: You can have transactions done: FTM is used as a medium of trade for goods and services within the Fantom network. You can use it in Staking: FTM can be staked so that you can participate in the network’s consensus mechanism and earn rewards. Governance: you as an FTM holder, can participate in the governance of the network by voting on protocol upgrades and other important decisions. Dapps: FTM can be used as a means of exchange within decentralized applications built on the Fantom network so the future of FTM owners is bright in regards to the wide-spread usage of Dapp technology.

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Who can buy Fantom 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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There are several reasons that make FTM tokens valuable. These factors are: Utility: FTM tokens are used as a means of payment within the ecosystem, to access products and services. Demand: As the usage and adoption of the platform increases, demand for FTM tokens also increases, leading to an increase in value. Scarcity: FTM tokens have a limited supply, making them scarce, which can drive up their value. Governance: FTM tokens give holders the right to participate in the platform’s decision-making processes, such as proposals for protocol upgrades and new feature developments. Network effects: As more users and developers join the platform, the value of the network grows, driving up the value of FTM tokens.

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.

For the purpose of buying Fantom tokens, there is no set minimum price officially. The minimum order amount to purchase FTM on our exchange is $10. There are as well numerous payment methods available for your consideration.

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.

Get a safe and reliable wallet if you want to store your FTM tokens a bit more securely. The Fantom Wallet, which can be accessed via their website, would be the ideal substitute. As far as the Fantom ecosystem is concerned, the organization promotes the wallet as the most secure and reliable way to keep your FTM. These types of wallets can be downloaded on your computer, tablet, or phone. In addition, our exchange also provides a secure digital wallet with added features and convenient access to a variety of trading options and payment methods, which will make your trading experience easier.

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