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How to buy Ocean Protocol in Switzerland
Is OCEAN a good investment in Switzerland?
Ocean Protocol is a decentralized data exchange platform designed to allow data providers to securely and privately share valuable data and artificial intelligence models while maintaining control over their data. It enables users to discover, access, and use data through a marketplace while ensuring data privacy, security, and compliance with data sharing agreements. Through this protocol, publishers can earn money from their data while maintaining privacy and have control, and along with this, users or data consumers will have access to a set of data that was previously unavailable or difficult to find. These datasets can be found on Market Ocean, a place to buy, use and sell them.
The main idea of Ocean Protocol is to make data available to startups and researchers without leaving the ownership of their custodians. The Ocean platform is built with the goal of facilitating the exchange of data, and connecting users who need this data, or cannot afford to store it, with users who have data to sell. In return, data providers of the Ocean Protocol cryptocurrency are rewarded.
What is Ocean Protocol ?
OCEAN is the native token of the Ocean Protocol blockchain. Crypto traders use the symbol "OCEAN" to refer to the Ocean Protocol token (OCEAN), which is commonly traded on different platforms. The symbol is used to distinguish it from other crypto assets and to make it easier for users to identify and trade the token. The symbol is standardized and is widely recognized by the cryptocurrency community, making it easier for users to trade OCEAN on different mediums.
Is Ocean Protocol 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 Ocean Protocol 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 Ocean Protocol in Switzerland
The OCEAN token has several uses within the Ocean Protocol network, including: Access to data and services provided by the network, Staking to secure the network and earn rewards, Governance through voting on protocol upgrades and other important decisions, Payment for data and compute services provided on the network. The OCEAN token can also be used outside of the Ocean Protocol network as a form of currency or asset for: Trading on cryptocurrency exchanges, Payment for goods or services from merchants who accept OCEAN, and for investment or speculative purposes.
Who can buy Ocean Protocol 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
Ocean Protocol is a valuable project because it enables secure and transparent data exchange between individuals and organizations, it also facilitates the creation of new data-driven products and services. Additionally, it provides a way for individuals and organizations to monetize their data. It uses blockchain technology to ensure data privacy and security. And at last, this project can be very interesting to an average data user as it offers a decentralized and open platform for data exchange, where users retain control over their data. Such reasons could lead to the increase of this project's popularity and demand in the future.
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.
There is no official minimum amount to buy Ocean Protocol (OCEAN) set by the Ocean Protocol project. The minimum order requirement to buy OCEAN token on our exchange is $10 USD. Plus, there are multiple payment options available for your convenience while using our exchange.
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.
Since Ocean Protocol’s digital currency is an ERC-20 token and conforms to Ethereum standards, it can be stored on a wide range of Ethereum-compatible wallets. In addition to these software wallets, which are free and web-based or app-based, you can also store your valuable OCEAN tokens on hardware wallets. If you have a large amount of OCEAN tokens and you do not intend to buy or sell them at the moment, it is probably a better option to keep them in a hardware wallet. Although hardware wallets are not free, they have much higher security. Also, on our exchange, in addition to the possibility of buying and selling OCEAN tokens, there is also an internal wallet where you can store your crypto tokens after purchase. One of the most important features of the internal wallet of our exchange is the elimination of the transaction fee of transferring assets to a personal wallet. Also, if you want to transfer your Ocean Protocol crypto currency to the exchange and buy and sell it, the speed of your operation will be faster through this internal wallet.