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Maker coin (MKR) was created in 2015 but officially released to the market in January 2017 with a price of $22.10. It didn’t have many fluctuations until August of the same year when it suddenly reached $288 and continued to grow until it ended the year with a price of $959. That was a surprisingly profitable investment for someone in only one year. The first months of 2018 were even better for Maker owners because its price mounted up to $1,369.99, which was again a record for this token. But it didn’t last long, and the MKR price dropped and ended the year at $449. 2019 and 2020 passed with almost stable prices between $500-$700. MKR again surprised the market in 2021 and reached its highest price of $4,341 in April. For the second time, Maker showed its holders that it could be a profitable investment if they have more tolerance.
The price of Maker coin was shocking all these years and always seemed to be a good investment. But it doesn’t mean it will be a %100 good investment in the future. If you want to invest in this token, MKR price predictions may be helpful, especially for beginners. But you should still read more about its news and experts' opinions the moment you decide to purchase this coin. Crypto analysts and experts expect MKR price to reach $6,000 by 2025. They believe its price could rise to $40,000 in the next ten years. Therefore, they think buying Maker tokens might be a good investment. However, predictions are just predictions, and the future might not be exactly the same as these expectations.
What is Maker ?
Maker is an open-source Ethereum-based blockchain created in August 2015. It is known as one of the most popular and oldest Ethereum-based platforms available. The Maker project is known as MakerDAO, which is an open-source project whose operation is based on the Decentralized Independent Organization (DAO) system. A DAO is considered an organization that is defined based on clear and codified rules, the control of this organization is in the hands of its members. Maker was created as a lending platform. People can use Ether as collateral in a smart contract called Collateralized Debt Position (CDP) to create DAI stable coin through MakerDAO.
Is Maker 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 Maker 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 Maker in Canada
Maker coin (MKR) is mostly used as a governance token. MKR holders can propose upgrades to the system, leverage collateral assets, create smart contracts, or simply use their coins as payment for purchasing something online or inside games. DAI coins can be used in the same manner, but since their price is stable, it is not considered an option for investment. However, MKR can still be used as an investment because its price changes over time. People who want to keep this digital asset as an investment should check different factors, from its history to MKR price predictions; there are many things you need to consider while buying Maker coins as an investment.
Who can buy Maker 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 Maker coins have experienced many ups and downs during its history, but most of the time it was considered a good investment. Most experts and analysts also predict a bright future for this token.
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.
Almost 100 exchanges support MKR tokens. Since they may have different fees, check their information and find the right exchange. We can suggest you the Blocktrade exchange which doesn’t contain any trading fee.
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.
The MakerDAO protocol was founded by Rune Christensen. After being introduced to Bitcoin in 2011, Christensen sold his business and invested in Bitcoin, then became interested in stablecoins and eventually founded MakerDAO.