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Is GNO a good investment in Switzerland?
GNO was released to the market in May 2017 with an initial price of $51.64. Very soon, it could rise to $322 in the same year. It was a wonderful investment for people who had bought this coin at its release. However, it didn’t last long, and the GNO price fell again. In 2018, it could set another record of $401.17. After that, it fell into a two-year recession and even reached its lowest price of $7. GNO started 2021 with a growth of $110 and reached the highest value of $579 at the end of the year. Although 2021 sounded amazing for GNO owners, 2022 had many fluctuations. This coin faced recession again and ended the year with a price of $85.
GNO claimed to be a good investment several times. However, it seems that people need to be more patient about keeping this coin during its fall. But it is still a risky investment for newcomers to this world. Thus, they may need some help. One thing that can lead you to have a better decision about buying GNO is the price predictions that analysts and crypto experts forecast. Although these predictions are not %100 true, they can still help you have a brighter view of what may happen to this coin in the future. Most analysts believe that GNO price would go up even as high as $1400 by 2025. They also predict that the next ten years might be even better for GNO holders.
What is Gnosis ?
Gnosis is a decentralized prediction market network launched in January 2015. It is an Ethereum-based protocol for developers to run prediction market applications. People can generate, trade, and sell digital assets on this network. Apollo is the name of the Gnosis platform where users can do all these functions, which is accessible from the Gnosis website. Furthermore, the Gnosis protocol has the ability to create conditional tokens, which are a new asset class in this market. Then the users on this platform can trade conditional tokens and other digital assets using a decentralized market mechanism. Gnosis aims to provide an infrastructure for decentralized applications that can act as a prediction tool, information source and standard for the predictive asset.
Is Gnosis 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 Gnosis 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 Gnosis in Switzerland
GNO token is a governance coin, which means it can be used for voting inside the platform. GNO holders can vote on different subjects and may have the ability to change rules and regulations on this platform. The other benefit of GNO is creating smart contracts, which are very useful on the blockchain. Meanwhile, the main use of GNO is creating an OWL token. It is helpful for people who want to work on the Gnosis network and create decentralized applications. But if you are unfamiliar with this process, you will not need to use GNO coins to stake OWL tokens.
Most people see cryptocurrency as an investment. You can invest in GNO too. Since its price is not stable and changes from time to time, it has shown it could be a good investment in the past. However, no one can tell you if the investment in GNO will be profitable in the future. Therefore, you should be more aware of the crypto market if you want to invest in GNO.
Who can buy Gnosis 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
GNO is available on most exchanges. BlockTrade is one of the exchanges that offer you the best services at the lowest prices. Unlike most exchanges, you don’t need to pay additional money as the processing fee on this exchange. Therefore, you can buy GNO at a lower price on BlockTrade.
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.
Martin Koeppelmann and Stefan George are the founders of Gnosis and the main development hub of the company is located in Berlin.
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.
The Gnosis Protocol is a platform based on the Ethereum blockchain network and provides developers with the infrastructure to run decentralized applications, including prediction markets.