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How to buy Celsius in Switzerland
Is CEL a good investment in Switzerland?
CEL coin was released to the market in December 2018 with an initial price of $0.026. It didn’t have
many fluctuations for almost two years. It was in November 2020 when it finally could reach higher than
$1. Meanwhile, 2021 was a better year for CEL holders because the CEL price reached its highest value
of $8. As the numbers show, the CEL owners had increased their wealth eight times in one year, which
was a surprising profit. However, the CEL price dropped and ended the year at $3.82. CEL value had
many ups and downs in 2022, but it never rose more than $4 and ended the year at $0.5.
Investing in cryptocurrency is very risky. People would like to know if the future of the CEL token will be
profitable or not. The most important thing to know is that no one can forecast the future of a
cryptocurrency. Like everything else, it can’t be foreseen. But to make it easier for the investors to
decide on buying a coin, analysts and crypto experts usually give price predictions based on the analysis
they do. They think the price of CEL tokens might reach $13 by 2025. The analyses also predict that this
coin might have a price of $19 by 2030. However, you should still consider that these are just predictions
and you should not do any investment only based on these numbers.
What is Celsius ?
Celsius is a peer-to-peer lending platform launched in 2018. It is created to facilitate the process of
borrowing and lending using blockchain. In this network, users can put CEL tokens as collateral, receive
fiat currency, and pay back with a small fee. The lenders are rewarded with CEL tokens. Furthermore,
the Celsius network has an appealing loyalty program for its users. Members who reach a higher level in
this loyalty program will receive rewards or discounts on their loan interest.
Is Celsius 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 Celsius 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 Celsius in Switzerland
CEL is a lending token. It means people use these tokens on the Celsius Network as collateral to receive
fiat as a loan. They can also receive CEL as a reward for lending currency to others. The more CEL tokens
a member has, the cheaper loan payment they will get.
Like other cryptocurrencies, CEL crypto can be a good investment. However, there is no guarantee about
its future. But people still keep this crypto as an investment. If you want to invest in CEL crypto, we
recommend you read more about its news. Check its daily price for a while, read comments about its
probable future, and follow experts on social media. Consider several factors when you want to buy
cryptocurrency as an investment. Last but not least, you should have an exit point for your investment.
This way, if the price does not increase much, you will not lose a lot.
Who can buy Celsius 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
CEL tokens are available on most exchanges. If you are looking for a secure and trusted exchange with
zero processing fee, buy CEL from Blocktrade exchange, which is a cheap and cost-effective place to buy
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.
The Celsius Network is a London-based company founded by Alex Mashinsky, S. Daniel Leon, and Nuke
Goldstein. Notably, Mashinsky who is an entrepreneur and engineer formerly contributed to creating a
Voice Over Internet Protocol foundation.
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.
Like other coins, the future of CEL is also unpredictable. No one can guarantee that investing in Celsius
will be profitable. However, the price history of this coin showed several profitable moments, but it
doesn’t ensure it will happen in the future too. Consider several factors to decide if buying CEL might be
worth it for you.