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Is AVAX a good investment in Switzerland?
Avalanche is an open-source platform for building custom and interactive blockchains, decentralized applications and smart assets. According to the platform's claim, in addition to high speed, strong security and significant scalability, Avalanche offers other features that can distinguish this network from other decentralized platforms. Among these features, we can mention the creation and management of custom blockchains, the possibility of specifying a set of specific validators, as well as the storage and trading of digital smart assets.
Like Bitcoin and Ethereum, Avalanche introduces new paradigms to the blockchain world. Unlike other blockchain networks that only have one blockchain and one set of validators, Avalanche is a heterogeneous network of many blockchains and different sets of validators. Just as Ethereum allows people to create decentralized applications defined by a smart contract, Avalanche allows people to run decentralized applications defined by a virtual machine. But unlike Ethereum, in Avalanche, each decentralized application runs on its own independent blockchain, and each blockchain is checked and validated by a subnet; A subnet is a dynamic, customized set of validators. Using this feature, private blockchains can be created.
Avalanche is not only a platform for creating custom decentralized applications, but also supports the creation and trading of smart digital assets on its platform. This means that anyone can create their own token for their blockchain. In this network, an asset can have a complex and customized set of rules that define its properties (for example, a token that cannot be traded until next year). This feature allows users to achieve their desired efficiency and performance and continue working within the framework of the rules.
What is Avalanche ?
AVAX is the symbol by which the token used in the Avalanche blockchain network is traded in the cryptocurrency market. This symbol is universally accepted as the sign for Avalanche cryptocurrency. Any information regarding Avalanche trading can be found and done by searching the AVAX symbol on different exchange platforms.
Is Avalanche legal to buy in Switzerland
Switzerland is one of the most well-known banking and financial centers in the world. The country is progressive on the development of cryptocurrencies. In January 2018, Swiss Economy Minister Johann Schneider Ammann stated that he sought to make Switzerland a “crypto nation”. According to the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) and the Switzerland Federal Tax Administration (SFTA), cryptocurrencies and virtual currencies are legal and classified as assets or property.
Is Avalanche taxed in Switzerland
Yes. According to the established tax legislation defined by The Swiss Federal Tax Service (SFTA), cryptocurrencies are assets. This means that they are subject to Swiss wealth, income and capital gains taxes and must be declared in annual tax returns. The mentioned tax legislation treats crypto assets similar to stocks, bonds and real estate in Switzerland. According to the mentioned document above, if you are a private crypto investor, your crypto profits will be completely exempt from Capital Gains Tax. This is as long as you fulfill these five criteria:
- transaction volumes should not exceed five times the original capital
- holding period of crypto assets should be six months or more
- capital gains should be less than 50% of overall taxable income
- minimal usage of third-party financing (buy assets with your money)
- derivatives only used as a hedging tool
Note that as stated by the tax legislation document, if you violate two or more criteria, chances are that you may not be considered a private investor but a self-employed trader instead. If you are not sure that you will be considered a private investor or a self-employed trader, we recommend consulting a tax professional in Switzerland or the SFTA directly.
According to the tax legislation document, private investors don’t have to pay tax on their trading profits, but you might still need to pay Income Tax on cryptocurrency. Having your salary from a job being paid in a cryptocurrency, getting paid in crypto in exchange for services if you are a freelancer, or receiving crypto from activities such as mining will be considered income by the FTA.
After you've bought Avalanche in Switzerland
On the network, AVAX is employed for staking, on-chain governance, and transaction fees. AVAX is also necessary to establish or join a subnet. A validator must stake at least 2,000 AVAX in Avalanche. Delegators can choose to stake with an existing validator by committing a minimum of 25 AVAX if they want to take part in staking. To make AVAX scarcer, all processing fees on Avalanche are burned. In conclusion, AVAX can be used to participate in the governance of the Avalanche ecosystem or it can be used as an investment. You can choose to buy and hold it or sell and trade it for other cryptocurrencies. The choice of what you would do with your Avalanche investment is in your hands.
Who can buy Avalanche in Switzerland
All citizens of Switzerland can convert, buy, and sell cryptocurrencies with fiat. Cryptocurrencies are accepted as legal tender in certain cities. Many traditional banks in Switzerland are partnering with digital asset banks to allow their customers to purchase crypto assets. These Swiss banks accept cryptocurrency and enable individuals and businesses to convert it into fiat. A more efficient and quick way to buy crypto in Switzerland would be through crypto exchanges. Our service authorizes fast and secure transactions through different means such as Apple pay, Google pay, Credit Card, Debit Card, Bank Transfer and PayPal.
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Frequently asked questions
The market price of AVAX may be impacted by a wide range of factors, such as project news and developments, the movement of assets on exchanges, public opinion, and new economic trends in the larger crypto and global economies. AVAX is a scarce asset like Bitcoin because its maximum permitted supply of tokens is capped at 720 million. Also, AVAX is used to pay transaction fees on the network, meaning there is further demand from dApps built on Avalanche and their users. As the ecosystem develops and more users join it, this demand ought to rise. Therefore, the cost of AVAX might increase as more projects deploy on Avalanche.
According to the deadline settlement document of Swiss Federal Tax Service (SFTA), the tax year in Switzerland runs from January 1 to December 31 each year. Crypto holders are taxed depending on the rates published by the FTA by the end of the fiscal year (31 December). Your crypto taxes should be reported in your annual tax return where you also report ordinary income from employment.
According to the tax legislation by SFTA, income from cryptocurrency mining and staking is declared as taxable income for tax purposes. Mining considerations can qualify either as employment income or as income from self-employment.
There is no standard minimum amount you need to buy Avalanche. Using your preferred choice of payment service, you can buy a minimum of $10 worth of AVAX through our exchange, and the transaction will be processed and added to your crypto portfolio.
There are two factors that affect the cost of cryptocurrency purchase. The price of the cryptocurrency itself and the exchange commission. Our exchange is practically one of the cheapest means to buy crypto since it does not charge any exchange fee.
Cryptocurrency users risk losing their AVAX coins and other digital assets due to a variety of reasons, including computer failure, theft, and loss of private keys. You can use digital wallets to store crypto tokens such as AVAX. Another method is to download a wallet application and store your AVAX tokens on a personal computer. You can also benefit from our exchange’s hot wallet, through which you are able to trade your AVAX much more conveniently. Keep in mind that cold storage or offline storage is considered one of the safest ways of storing AVAX coins. They are safe because they are not connected to the internet. As they are gadgets that encrypt and hold your digital assets offline. However, many people still favor hot wallets because they can quickly connect to a variety of protocols.