Frequently Asked Questions

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Moonie is a desktop portfolio / bookkeeping app designed specifically for cryptocurrency investors and traders. A unique solution for portfolio monitoring and to help you prepare for tax time reporting.

From the data you enter, Moonie will:
• Calculate un/realised capital gains for your chosen tax/fiscal year.
• Provide a timeline of held assets maturing to long-term holds.
• Generate a variety of customisable reports such as tax year summary, transaction history, current balances, fees paid, gains and holds.
• Display a current estimated value of your portfolio, broken down by currency and account (* Please note: An internet connection is required for retrieving live prices from various exchanges (optional)).

Moonie is an ideal no-cost solution for small-scale traders looking to get their crypto activity documented and sorted ready for tax time reporting.
No. Moonie is completely free, fully functioning, and you can enjoy continued updates as we improve. No subscription fees or additional in-app purchases.

The idea behind Moonie was to create an easy to use record keeping and monitoring app for crypto investors and traders.
No. Moonie is a standalone desktop application available for Mac OS and Windows computers.
If you sell a cryptocurrency, you usually make a capital gain or a capital loss. This is the difference between what it cost you to acquire the crypto and the price when you dispose of it. This could be when you trade one cryptocurrency for another on an exchange (eg BTC => ETH), trade a cryptocurrency to fiat (eg BTC => USD) or when you make a purchase using cryptocurrency. Also when fees are paid, gains on the fee amount is accounted for.

Transferring crypto between your own accounts is not classed as a taxable event and these transfers will not effect your short to long-term holds.

Upon starting Moonie for the first time, you will be asked to choose a Cost Layering Method. The selected method will determine how Moonie calculates capital gains. An example method is First In, First Out (FIFO). This method means that, of a given cryptocurrency, you sell your oldest holdings first and newest holdings last. You should consult with your accountant/tax advisor prior to selecting a cost layering method.
No. Moonie is a tool used to record your cryptocurrency transaction activity and help you prepare for tax time reporting. It is your responsibility to consult with your accountant or other registered tax adviser prior to submitting any tax forms based on the material generated by Moonie.
Moonie stores all its data in a database locally on your computer. No data is sent away from your computer. It is entirely your responsibility to make regular backups. We have no way of accessing or retrieving any lost data. An easy backup/restore feature is provided within the app for your convenience.

With the exception of retrieving current currency prices (optional), Moonie can be used offline for all data entry/editing and report generation.
Yes. Being only recently released in late 2018, Moonie is very much in its infancy and will continue to evolve over time based on user feedback and our product roadmap.

Moonie’s roadmap ranges from general improvements, additional country specific reporting options, graphs/charts, exchange file/api data import, through to natively coding the app for both platforms.

Your feedback during these initial times is greatly appreciated and will help Moonie evolve over time.
• Moonie does not complete or submit tax forms.
• Moonie is not a substitute for professional tax or accounting advice.
Moonie is optimised for Mac Retina and 4k displays. Lower resolution monitors will show a significant reduction in quality. Visual improvements for these displays will be worked on in a later update.

If you are experiencing quality issues you can try:
• Increasing UI Zoom via Settings (Gear icon, top right corner).
• Adjusting monitor brightness and contrast.
• Or get a MacBook Pro :)