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Is OMG a good investment in Canada?
OMG was released in 2017 with an initial price of $0.53. It rose to $11.38 in September 2017 and started 2018 with a surprise. At the beginning of the year, OMG reached its all-time highest price of $28.35. Although it fell quickly, it was still a wonderful profit for people who had bought this coin one year earlier. 2018 didn’t end well, because OMG's price dropped to $1.25 in December. It also experienced two years of recession in 2019 and 2020. However, it seems that these years were a great time to buy OMG as a long-term investment because in 2021 it rose to $20 and became a profitable investment again. OMG price passed 2022 with almost a stable price and ended the year at $1.02.
How well might OMG perform in the future? Will its price grow again? These are the questions that no one can answer. But people who want to buy OMG would like to know if their investment might be profitable. Since the cryptocurrency market is volatile, the future is not predictable. However, analysts and crypto experts usually give price predictions based on technical and fundamental analysis of a coin. What they predict about the future of OMG is not bad. Some of them believe OMG's price would rise to $13 by 2026, and it might reach $30 by 2030.
What is OMG ?
The OMG network is an Ethereum-based centralized payment system that supports different digital assets. It uses the Proof-of-Stake protocol to secure staking on its platform. The company was founded in 2013 and is called OmiseGo. Then its blockchain was launched in 2017, and the company rebranded to OMG network in 2020. The main goal of the OMG network is to facilitate the transfer of assets from different e-wallets. Its vision is also to speed up transaction time and reduce transaction fees. OmiseGo or OMG project allows users to create a wallet on their blockchain; In fact, this cryptocurrency is a software development kit (SDK).
Learn more on OMG official website.
Is OMG 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 OMG 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 OMG in Canada
OMG is mainly usable on the OMG platform as a utility token. People can use this coin for staking or to pay transaction fees. It is not used to pay for services or payments outside the platform.
On the other hand, for investors, the usage of a coin is the least important factor because they want to buy the coin and sell it in the future. However, coin use also can impact its price. Therefore, don’t underestimate it. If you want to keep OMG coins as an investment, read all about its past, predictions for the future, and the updates that might happen to its network. You can also follow crypto experts on social media to know their opinion and comments about OMG. In the end, if you have bought OMG and kept it in a safe and protected wallet, always check the price of the day to find the right time to sell. It is recommended the beginners start with a minimum amount and consider an exit point for their investment to avoid any loss.
Who can buy OMG 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 OMG coin is available on most exchanges. You can buy OMG coins on the Blocktrade exchange at the most affordable price. Since you don’t need to pay an extra amount as a processing fee on this exchange, buying OMG would be more cost-effective for you.
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.
The OMG network is a Thailand-based company founded in 2013. Vasana Chatikavanij joined OmiseGo in 2017 after spending 7 years at the World Bank. After two years, he was elected as the CEO of the company.
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 future of cryptocurrency is not predictable. However, experts believe OMG coin has a bright long-term future. As a future investor, you should still be aware of what’s happening to the market so that you can make a better decision about buying and selling your coins.