The tax season is here and the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) considers four activities taxable events in the cryptocurrency world: selling or gifting your crypto, trading or exchanging one crypto for another, converting crypto to CAD and using crypto to purchase goods or services. Brush up on the rules and regulations of crypto taxes in Canada with our comprehensive guide.
Month: February 2023
Market Commentary – February 16th, 2023
At the time of writing, Bitcoin is trading at $24,560 USD and Ethereum at $1,686 USD. The digital asset market experienced its first significant pullback since the rally throughout January, retracing from a weekly high of $23.3k to a low of $21.5k up until yesterday, Wednesday Feb 15th. According to Glassnode, the pullback from the local high signalled a point of high unrealized profit for new buyers. As markets started this new week with renewed risk on sentiment, Bitcoin was able to reclaim $24,000 USD and make new 2023 highs.
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Market Commentary – February 2nd, 2023
Crypto At the time of writing, Bitcoin is trading at $23,800 USD and Ethereum at $1,676 USD. Cryptocurrencies were having a relatively quiet week up until the Federal Reserve meeting yesterday. The price of BTC was having a bit of trouble at around the $24,000 level after finding sellers twice there. However, the price is also not falling and is merely consolidating just under the $24,000 level after the Fed raised rates by only 25bps (more on that in the Macro section). ETH also had a relatively quiet week coiling between a 3% range but was able to break out
The Shanghai upgrade is coming soon!
The Ethereum network is set to undergo a major upgrade in March 2023, known as the Shanghai upgrade (“Shanghai” or the “Shanghai upgrade”). Shanghai will be Ethereum’s next major update after the transition from Proof-of-Work to Proof-of-Stake consensus in September. This upgrade is highly anticipated and promises to bring several new features to the Ethereum network, including, allowing those who have participated in staking ETH into the Ethereum 2.0 contract to withdraw funds and staking rewards. Aside from its effects on staking, the Shanghai upgrade may also see changes in market demand for Ethereum. The Shanghai upgrade will follow The