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Tezos has introduced itself as the first self-correcting platform among digital currencies. The Tezos smart contract platform is similar to Ethereum and allows the creation of decentralized applications, except that it uses a proof-of-stake consensus algorithm. In July 2017, Tezos was able to attract about 232 million dollars in initial coin offering (ICO), which made Tezos the second digital currency in the world of cryptocurrencies. The fame and popularity of Tezos digital currency made large companies such as PolyChain Capital show interest in investing in the native token of Tezos (XTZ). Finally, on June 30, 2018, the first test net of Tezos was released.
Participants or shareholders in the Tezos blockchain, can vote on the changes they want to achieve through a collective consensus on the proposed plans. Smart contracts can always be created using the Tezos platform. Through smart contracts, there will be no manipulations by a third party. In addition, Tezos is a platform to improve the safety of secure contracts, which means if this technology is widely used in the future, any costly and controversial bugs can be totally avoided.
What is Tezos ?
Tezos coin is the native token of Tezos blockchain. Tezos digital currency is known in the digital currency market with its own symbol XTZ. The symbol XTZ is generally used on exchanges in order to address Tezos currency.
Is Tezos 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 Tezos 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 Tezos in Canada
The XTZ cryptocurrency can be used for holding, spending, sending, and baking (means signing and publishing blocks to the Tezos blockchain). It is essential to the up-keep and operation of the Tezos network. Users can vote on network upgrades by owning and baking XTZ, and each vote is based on the quantity of XTZ they bake.
XTZ is mainly used to interact with dApps, pay for fees, and secure the network. If the Tezos platform develops further, there will be more demand which may put XTZ in the position of a profitable event for investments as well.
Who can buy Tezos 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
Tezos has the characteristic of self-amendment. This is important because it can prevent society from becoming fragmented, stakeholder motivations changing, and network disruption over time. Due to the self-amendment feature of Tezos, the costs of updating its protocol and implementing innovations in the future are reduced. This can increase the further growth and development of this digital currency in the future and at the same time, it has attracted the attention of many people currently.
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 Tezos. Through our exchange, you can begin buying Tezos for a minimum of $10 using the payment method of your choice. The transaction will be processed and added to your collection 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.
In order to keep your Tezos investment secure, you can either use cold storage wallets, which are typically encrypted devices that store Tezos users' assets offline and add an extra layer of security against the constantly changing risks associated with being online. Or, you could keep your XTZ cryptocurrency tokens in online wallets. Additionally, you can use the wallet provided by our exchange, which makes trading Tezos much simpler because it can quickly connect to a number of protocols.