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Is LRC a good investment in Switzerland?
LRC was released in 2017 with an initial price of $0.05. It started 2018 with a surprisingly high price of
$2.59 but quickly fell to $0.25. This token was almost asleep for two years because its price didn’t
change significantly until 2021, when it set a record all-time high price of $3.81. However, it recessed
again and dropped to $0.21 at the end of 2022.
It is common for people who want to buy a coin to be curious about its future, especially for investment.
However, the future of cryptocurrency is not predictable. But you can read about price predictions
because these are the analyses that experts in this field have done. Therefore, the LRC price prediction
can give you a hint about the probable fate of this coin. Crypto analysts think the LRC price would go
higher than $1 in 2026 and might continue to grow and reach $3 by 2030. Considering these predictions,
it might be better to think about LRC as a long-term investment.
What is Loopring ?
Loopring is a decentralized exchange (DEX) based on Ethereum that launched in 2017. It is considered
the second layer solution of Ethereum called Loopring L2, which allows users to do their transactions
with higher speed and lower fees compared to Ethereum. Loopring L2 is more than a decentralized
exchange, it acts more like a payment software that allows users to send their ERC-20 tokens to any
Ethereum address quickly, securely, and with lower costs. The Loopring users can also create new
exchanges on this protocol.
Is Loopring 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 Loopring 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 Loopring in Switzerland
LRC is mainly used on the Loopring protocol for creating decentralized exchanges. It doesn’t have any
uses outside of this platform yet. However, it might be consumed for purchasing things in the future.
But right now, it is very useful for developers on the blockchain.
Like other cryptocurrencies, LRC can be a good investment too. You don’t need to consume your coins
on the Loopring protocol, you can buy LRC and keep it until its price gets higher. For this purpose, you
need to choose a secure wallet to keep your tokens in a safe place for a while. Furthermore, since the
cryptocurrency world is so volatile, it is better to read more about LRC and its predictions. If you are a
beginner in this world, start with a minimum amount of money and choose an exit point for your
investment so that you will not lose your money.
Who can buy Loopring 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 Loopring coin (LRC) is available on most exchanges. You can also buy this crypto from the Loopring
exchange itself. However, it would be a good option if you purchase this coin on a more affordable
exchange like Blocktrade. Since you don’t need to pay any processing fee on this platform, it would be
more cost-effective for you to buy LRC 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.
The loopring is a Chinese-based company founded by a software developer called Daniel Wang.
However, the Loopring protocol was registered in Singapore.
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.
Loopring is a protocol that makes it possible for its users to create their own exchanges on this network.