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How to buy Storj in Switzerland
Is STORJ a good investment in Switzerland?
STORJ token was released in July 2017 with an initial price of $0.52. After a huge rise and fall, it started
2018 with a surprising value of $3.13, which was great news for STORJ owners because they could triple
their capital in less than a year. However, it didn’t last long, and the price fell and ended the year at
$0.13. The STORJ price didn’t have any rise or notable fluctuations in 2019 and 2020. The average price
for these two years was $0.45. But 2021 surprised STORJ holders again with a price record of $3.98. Like
most cryptocurrencies, STORJ didn’t have a great year in 2022, and its price fell to $0.27.
STORJ had good days and bad days in its history. The future of this coin is not clear though. If you want
to invest in this coin, you need to have this mindset of how well this coin might perform in the next
years. That is something analysts do. Therefore, it is a good idea to check STORJ price predictions to
have something in your mind about its future. Although it is just a prediction, it can still be helpful. The
highest price predicted for STORJ by 2025 is $1.45. Crypto analysts also believe that STORJ might be a
good long-term investment and have predicted its price to be around $7 by 2030.
What is Storj ?
Storj is a cloud storage platform founded in 2014 as a decentralized alternative to the centralized cloud
storage that some companies like Amazon or Google had offered. Unlike the centralized platforms, on
Storj's decentralized platform, people share or rent the free spaces they have on their hard drives with
people who need somewhere to put their data. This storage can be used for video streaming or
software distribution. The Storj users can make money by sharing the free space on their computers.
However, they receive their rewards with Storj native tokens called STORJ.
Learn more on Storj official website.
Is Storj 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 Storj 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 Storj in Switzerland
As mentioned earlier, the main usage of the STORJ token is as a payment solution on its network. People
who want to rent a space to store their data should pay STORJ to the host who shares the space on their
computer. Therefore, people working on this system need to have STORJ tokens in their wallet to be
able to use this network.
Like other tokens, STORJ's price changes over time, which makes it an option for investment. You can
buy STORJ tokens, keep them in an e-wallet, and wait until the price goes up to sell or trade them with
other currencies. However, this process is not as easy as in theory. You need to be more cautious about
this world because cryptocurrencies are volatile and risky. You should always keep watching its price,
read its news, follow experts, and find out what analysts think about its future. Thus, you can have a
Who can buy Storj 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
STORJ tokens are available on most exchanges. Find a trusted and secure exchange to purchase STORJ
tokens. Blocktrade exchange is a great place to buy coins because it doesn’t have any processing fee,
which makes it cheaper than most exchanges. Furthermore, it is regulated by the EU, which guarantees
its protection and reliability.
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.
No one can tell if the price of crypto will definitely go up or down. However, analysts check different
factors to give predictions of coins like STORJ. Most of them think STORJ might go up and would be a
good long-term investment.
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.
People can make money on this network by sharing their excess storage capacity. They are paid in STORJ
coins. Therefore, being active in this system might be an excellent choice for most people.