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Is EOS a good investment in Switzerland?
Known as an "Ethereum killer"; EOS is one of the top 50 largest cryptocurrencies by market cap. EOS coin was released to the market in 2017 with the price of $1.52 per coin. It experienced the lowest price of $0.48 in October of the same year. Supporting smart contracts and the flexibility of this coin made it one of the top cryptocurrencies in 2018 when its price mounted to $22.89. It shows how profitable this investment was for its first year. However, it didn't last long, and the EOS price dropped to $2.15 at the end of the same year. The fluctuations in the price of crypto are normal; you can't always forecast the future based on its past. Other factors can help you analyze if it's the right time to buy EOS.
Crypto experts and analysts predict the future of a coin based on some analysis. Although this price prediction is not guaranteed, it can help you decide if EOS might have a bright future as an investment. Cryptocurrency experts believe that the EOS price may be between $19.07 to $22.91 in 2030. They also claim that EOS might be a profitable long-term investment. But in the short-term, it might be risky. However, no one can tell you if your investment is %100 profitable. It’s better to read more about the history of EOS, how you can use it and what top investors tell you about this coin. Furthermore, if you are a beginner, it’s better to have an exit point for your investment; so if the price of EOS dropped to that number, you sell it to prevent losing your money.
What is EOSIO ?
Although many know this blockchain by the name of EOS, the real name of the blockchain is EOSIO, which was designed by Block.one company. EOSIO is a decentralized blockchain network released in 2017. Its system is very similar to Ethereum, but faster, more flexible, and free of charge. These features made EIOSIO more popular than Ethereum, especially the speed of this network, which allows thousands of transactions per second (tps); compared to the 15 tps of the Ethereum system, EOSIO is really a winner. There are other benefits that the EOISIO system has that make it one of the top decentralized blockchains, including being user-friendly and supporting smart contracts and voting, which are predicted to become so useful in the near future.
Is EOSIO 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 EOSIO 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 EOSIO in Switzerland
Most people buy coins to keep as an investment. In case you want to buy EOS to sell in the future, you should always keep an eye on the EOS price. Read whitepapers and check the EOS website to know which projects they are working on and what updates they may have on their platform in the future. It’s also recommended to read EOS price predictions to analyze if the future is bright for this coin.
Apart from keeping EOS coins as an investment, there are other ways to use this token. You can trade it with other coins or use it as a payment. However, the seller should accept this coin on its transactions. Thus, if you want to use this coin to purchase something, make sure that it is accepted by the company or brand you are buying the products from. One of the uses of this token is to create decentralized apps. This token can be used in online games to purchase or trade different tools too. EOS also supports smart contracts, which means people can create coded contracts on the EOS platform or use its coin as a payment for that contract.
Who can buy EOSIO 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
That depends on the reason you are buying EOS. If you want to keep it as an investment, check top analysts' and crypto experts’ predictions of EOS. If you want to use it as a digital asset, check what projects and brands accept this coin.
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.
Analysts have predicted price growth for both the EOS and Cardano in the future. They are performing very close to each other as an investment. They both accept smart contracts and have the same usage. However, Cardano is a bigger network and the fifth largest cryptocurrency by market cap. Therefore, it may be one step ahead of EOS.
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.
One of the points that EOS has among most of the decentralized blockchain networks is that all the transactions on this platform are free of charge.