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Is OMG a good investment in Switzerland?
OMG was released in 2017 with an initial price of $0.53. It rose to $11.38 in September 2017 and started 2018 with a surprise. At the beginning of the year, OMG reached its all-time highest price of $28.35. Although it fell quickly, it was still a wonderful profit for people who had bought this coin one year earlier. 2018 didn’t end well, because OMG's price dropped to $1.25 in December. It also experienced two years of recession in 2019 and 2020. However, it seems that these years were a great time to buy OMG as a long-term investment because in 2021 it rose to $20 and became a profitable investment again. OMG price passed 2022 with almost a stable price and ended the year at $1.02.
How well might OMG perform in the future? Will its price grow again? These are the questions that no one can answer. But people who want to buy OMG would like to know if their investment might be profitable. Since the cryptocurrency market is volatile, the future is not predictable. However, analysts and crypto experts usually give price predictions based on technical and fundamental analysis of a coin. What they predict about the future of OMG is not bad. Some of them believe OMG's price would rise to $13 by 2026, and it might reach $30 by 2030.
What is OMG ?
The OMG network is an Ethereum-based centralized payment system that supports different digital assets. It uses the Proof-of-Stake protocol to secure staking on its platform. The company was founded in 2013 and is called OmiseGo. Then its blockchain was launched in 2017, and the company rebranded to OMG network in 2020. The main goal of the OMG network is to facilitate the transfer of assets from different e-wallets. Its vision is also to speed up transaction time and reduce transaction fees. OmiseGo or OMG project allows users to create a wallet on their blockchain; In fact, this cryptocurrency is a software development kit (SDK).
Learn more on OMG official website.
Is OMG 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 OMG 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 OMG in Switzerland
OMG is mainly usable on the OMG platform as a utility token. People can use this coin for staking or to pay transaction fees. It is not used to pay for services or payments outside the platform.
On the other hand, for investors, the usage of a coin is the least important factor because they want to buy the coin and sell it in the future. However, coin use also can impact its price. Therefore, don’t underestimate it. If you want to keep OMG coins as an investment, read all about its past, predictions for the future, and the updates that might happen to its network. You can also follow crypto experts on social media to know their opinion and comments about OMG. In the end, if you have bought OMG and kept it in a safe and protected wallet, always check the price of the day to find the right time to sell. It is recommended the beginners start with a minimum amount and consider an exit point for their investment to avoid any loss.
Who can buy OMG 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 OMG coin is available on most exchanges. You can buy OMG coins on the Blocktrade exchange at the most affordable price. Since you don’t need to pay an extra amount as a processing fee on this exchange, buying OMG would 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.
The OMG network is a Thailand-based company founded in 2013. Vasana Chatikavanij joined OmiseGo in 2017 after spending 7 years at the World Bank. After two years, he was elected as the CEO of the company.
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 cryptocurrency is not predictable. However, experts believe OMG coin has a bright long-term future. As a future investor, you should still be aware of what’s happening to the market so that you can make a better decision about buying and selling your coins.