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How to buy Okb in Switzerland
Is OKB a good investment in Switzerland?
OKB was released in 2019 with an initial price of $2.60. It was stable until February 2020 when it
reached $7.51. OKB sounded like a wonderful investment for people who had bought this coin at its
initial price because they could triple their profit in less than a year. However, it didn’t last for a long
time and the price started to drop again and ended the year with almost $5 per token. 2021 set a record
for OKB, and its price rose to its highest value of $34.31 in May but quickly fell to $10. This year had
many ups and downs for this coin, and OKB's price ended the year at $30. Unlike most of the
cryptocurrencies that had almost a recess year in 2022, the OKB price didn’t drop so much and ended
the year with a value of $27.
The OKB had several profitable moments in its history. But the past is past, and now we should think
about the future. If you want to buy OKB now, you might be curious about its probable future. Will it be
a profitable investment? No one can tell you the answer to this question because the future of
cryptocurrency is unpredictable. However, experts and analysts usually give predictions about the price
of a coin in the future. Most of them believe that the average price of OKB might be around $93 by
2025, and if nothing happens to the cryptocurrency world, it might reach $500 per token by 2030.
However, you should still know that these are just predictions, and may not be 100% reachable.
What is Okb ?
OKX (or OKEx) is a worldwide exchange launched in 2014, which offers its users trade with more than
100 kinds of tokens. Since it has more than $1 billion in daily trade, it is the third biggest exchange by
volume. Like other exchanges, OKX also allows people to buy, sell, trade, and invest in cryptocurrencies
via web and mobile applications.
Is Okb 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 Okb 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 Okb in Switzerland
OKB's main usage is on the OKX exchange as a utility token. People can use OKB to buy other
cryptocurrencies on this exchange. They will also receive a discount on this exchange if they use its
official token for trading. At this moment, OKB doesn’t have any usage outside this exchange. However,
in the future, this condition might change, and you may be able to use this coin to purchase things.
Most crypto buyers want to keep these coins as an investment. OKB can be a good investment too. You
can hold these coins in a secure wallet until it is the right time to sell and receive profit. However, you
should keep an eye on this market to understand when is the suitable time to sell your coins.
Furthermore, if you are a beginner, we recommend you start your investment with the minimum
amount to avoid losing much money. By the way, you should know that the crypto market is so volatile,
and you should be more aware of what you are doing in this world.
Who can buy Okb 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
Apart from its official exchange, you can buy OKB on other exchanges too. This token is available on the
blocktrade exchange at the cheapest price. Since you don’t need to pay any processing fee on this
exchange, buying OKB from Blocktrade will be more cost-effective for you.
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.
Officially, the company is registered in Seychelles, but the headquarter is in Malta. The OKB was
founded by a Chinese programmer Star Xu, who worked for Yahoo and Alibaba before founding OKEx.
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 future of cryptocurrencies is unpredictable because this world is so risky and volatile. No one can
tell you if OKB can be a profitable investment or the mostly-used coin in the following years. However,
some predictions believe OKB would act as well as it is today in the next ten years.