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Is Sol a good investment in Switzerland?
To decide if buying solana is a good investment, first, take a look at its history. The official token of Solana, called SOL, was released in April 2020 with a price of $0.79 per coin. In only one year, its price mounted to $260 in November 2021. It was one of the most profitable investments for people who had bought this coin at its debut. However, like any other coin on the market, Solana had fluctuations too. Although it couldn’t reach higher than $260, it became stable for a while at the price of $30 in 2022. Solana had a drop to $12 in November 2022.
Although no one can guarantee a positive future for any cryptocurrency, many experts believe that the updates on the Solana roadmap may affect its future. Analysts have predicted the future of Solana for upcoming years and believe this coin may reach $70 by the end of 2030. Most of the experts in this field also claim it is better to think about a long-term investment while buying Solana. However, you should be aware that any incident may affect the future of a coin. Therefore, if you are a beginner in this world, it’s recommended to avoid putting all your money on a coin.
What is Solana ?
Solana is the name of the blockchain created in 2017. Very soon after its release, it became one of the fastest blockchain networks with 2700 transactions per second. This feature made Solana very popular among people in the cryptocurrency world. To make the network more efficient, like the Cardano network, Solana also uses the proof-of-stake (PoS) technology, which also helps the network become more sustainable and scalable than the previous blockchains. Fast transactions, low fees, and low environmental impact are the benefits of the Solana blockchain.
Read more on Solana official website.
Is Solana 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 Solana 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 Solana in Switzerland
Like any other coin in the cryptocurrency world, there are lots of ways you can consume your coins. You can use SOL to purchase something on the internet; nevertheless, the seller should accept your coin. Therefore, if you want to use SOL coins to buy something, check the brands and companies that support SOL. Additionally, you can trade your coins with an NFT. If you don’t want to spend your SOL tokens, you can keep them as an investment. SOL is assumed to be a great long-term investment.
Meanwhile, since the cryptocurrency world is so volatile, it’s better to consider an exit point for your investment. It can be a price that you consider the right price for selling the coin. Moreover, you should always keep an eye on the price of SOL, read its whitepapers, and check what experts and analysts say about it on their social media.
Who can buy Solana 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
Like any other cryptocurrency, you can use Solana coins to trade different things on the internet, purchase products, play online games, or keep the coins for future sale as an investment.
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.
You can select an exchange wallet to buy Solana. The process is straightforward and depends on the wallet you choose. Normally, you should sign up and create an account on an exchange like Blocktrade, then start buying SOL.
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.
On the list of the fastest cryptocurrencies, Bitgert is the fastest blockchain. However, that doesn’t mean Bitgert is better than Solana, there are other factors that you need to consider while buying a crypto.