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Is FTM a good investment in Switzerland?
FTM (Fantom) is a cryptocurrency that was first introduced in 2018. The price of Fantom in the ICO was $ 0.04 and the token sale ended on June 17, 2018. Since then, FTM's value has risen 11.88 times compared to the US Dollar, increased by a factor of 3.61 when compared to Ethereum, and gone up 3.26 times versus Bitcoin. FTM's price was initially listed on various cryptocurrency exchanges in late 2018 at a price of around $0.03. Over the next year, FTM's price remained relatively stable and only saw slight fluctuations. In 2020, FTM's price started to gain traction as more people became aware of the project's innovative technology and growing partnerships. By the end of the year, FTM's price had increased to around $0.18, a six-fold increase from its initial price. In early 2021, FTM's price continued to soar as demand for the token increased. At its peak in April 2021, FTM's price had reached an all-time high of $0.66. Therefore, Fantom's best year was 2021, when the price of FTM rose 13,172.55% from $0.016957 to $2.25. The average annual growth of Fantom over the past 6 years has been 2,630.02%. In the year 2022, the whole crypto market was experiencing difficulties. Even the biggest and most popular cryptocurrencies were dropping dramatically but again, by the start of 2023, the prices are showing positive rises eventually. Many experts have predicted a good future for the FTM token as they forecasted the price would hit the $6.40 mark by 2025. Please keep in mind that this is not meant to be taken as a buying signal. It is recommended for you to research information on the crypto market and receive professional advice from the market experts before attempting to invest in FTM cryptocurrency.
What is Fantom ?
Fantom is a smart contract platform based on directed acyclic graph (DAG) technology that provides developers with decentralized financial services (DeFi). By using its proprietary consensus algorithm, Fantom aims to solve problems related to smart contract platforms, especially transaction speed. According to the Fantom developers, they have been able to reduce the transaction time to less than two seconds. The Fantom Foundation, which oversees the launch of Fantom products, was established in 2018, and the launch of the platform's main network, Opera, dates back to December 2019.
As an open source, customizable and scalable platform that is developed to overcome the limitations of previous generation blockchain networks, Fantom’s main goal is to build a better and more efficient future and to create an infrastructure in order to help people improve their quality of life through the latest developments in the world of technology. Fantom is part of the digital revolution, with its influence on all aspects of life, including: the adoption of digital assets on a global scale, digital economy and payments, as well as digital identity and medical records.
Check out Fantom official website for more information.
Is Fantom 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 Fantom 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 Fantom in Switzerland
By using your FTM (Fantom) crypto tokens, you can engage in the following activities: You can have transactions done: FTM is used as a medium of trade for goods and services within the Fantom network. You can use it in Staking: FTM can be staked so that you can participate in the network’s consensus mechanism and earn rewards. Governance: you as an FTM holder, can participate in the governance of the network by voting on protocol upgrades and other important decisions. Dapps: FTM can be used as a means of exchange within decentralized applications built on the Fantom network so the future of FTM owners is bright in regards to the wide-spread usage of Dapp technology.
Who can buy Fantom 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
There are several reasons that make FTM tokens valuable. These factors are: Utility: FTM tokens are used as a means of payment within the ecosystem, to access products and services. Demand: As the usage and adoption of the platform increases, demand for FTM tokens also increases, leading to an increase in value. Scarcity: FTM tokens have a limited supply, making them scarce, which can drive up their value. Governance: FTM tokens give holders the right to participate in the platform’s decision-making processes, such as proposals for protocol upgrades and new feature developments. Network effects: As more users and developers join the platform, the value of the network grows, driving up the value of FTM tokens.
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.
For the purpose of buying Fantom tokens, there is no set minimum price officially. The minimum order amount to purchase FTM on our exchange is $10. There are as well numerous payment methods available for your consideration.
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.
Get a safe and reliable wallet if you want to store your FTM tokens a bit more securely. The Fantom Wallet, which can be accessed via their website, would be the ideal substitute. As far as the Fantom ecosystem is concerned, the organization promotes the wallet as the most secure and reliable way to keep your FTM. These types of wallets can be downloaded on your computer, tablet, or phone. In addition, our exchange also provides a secure digital wallet with added features and convenient access to a variety of trading options and payment methods, which will make your trading experience easier.