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Is Sol a good investment in Canada?
To decide if buying solana is a good investment, first, take a look at its history. The official token of Solana, called SOL, was released in April 2020 with a price of $0.79 per coin. In only one year, its price mounted to $260 in November 2021. It was one of the most profitable investments for people who had bought this coin at its debut. However, like any other coin on the market, Solana had fluctuations too. Although it couldn’t reach higher than $260, it became stable for a while at the price of $30 in 2022. Solana had a drop to $12 in November 2022.
Although no one can guarantee a positive future for any cryptocurrency, many experts believe that the updates on the Solana roadmap may affect its future. Analysts have predicted the future of Solana for upcoming years and believe this coin may reach $70 by the end of 2030. Most of the experts in this field also claim it is better to think about a long-term investment while buying Solana. However, you should be aware that any incident may affect the future of a coin. Therefore, if you are a beginner in this world, it’s recommended to avoid putting all your money on a coin.
What is Solana ?
Solana is the name of the blockchain created in 2017. Very soon after its release, it became one of the fastest blockchain networks with 2700 transactions per second. This feature made Solana very popular among people in the cryptocurrency world. To make the network more efficient, like the Cardano network, Solana also uses the proof-of-stake (PoS) technology, which also helps the network become more sustainable and scalable than the previous blockchains. Fast transactions, low fees, and low environmental impact are the benefits of the Solana blockchain.
Read more on Solana official website.
Is Solana 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 Solana 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 Solana in Canada
Like any other coin in the cryptocurrency world, there are lots of ways you can consume your coins. You can use SOL to purchase something on the internet; nevertheless, the seller should accept your coin. Therefore, if you want to use SOL coins to buy something, check the brands and companies that support SOL. Additionally, you can trade your coins with an NFT. If you don’t want to spend your SOL tokens, you can keep them as an investment. SOL is assumed to be a great long-term investment.
Meanwhile, since the cryptocurrency world is so volatile, it’s better to consider an exit point for your investment. It can be a price that you consider the right price for selling the coin. Moreover, you should always keep an eye on the price of SOL, read its whitepapers, and check what experts and analysts say about it on their social media.
Who can buy Solana 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
Like any other cryptocurrency, you can use Solana coins to trade different things on the internet, purchase products, play online games, or keep the coins for future sale as an investment.
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.
You can select an exchange wallet to buy Solana. The process is straightforward and depends on the wallet you choose. Normally, you should sign up and create an account on an exchange like Blocktrade, then start buying SOL.
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.
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