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How to buy Algorand in Belgium
Is ALGO a good investment in Belgium?
Algorand is a decentralized blockchain network. The main idea behind Algorand is to combine the features of mainstream cryptocurrencies such as decentralization and creation of easily divisible tokens. Along with these features, the speed of processing more transactions and decreasing computing power needed to implement the network, were considered by the Algorand team.One of the things that distinguishes Algorand from other projects is the use of the Proof of Stake mechanism. With proof of stake, new transactions and blocks can be created and processed faster and more efficiently. According to the network's developers, this process allows Algorand's blockchain to be universal, decentralized and secure.
One of Algorand's main areas of development is DeFi, or decentralized finance, which supports smart contracts and digital assets. Algorand can host smart contracts that can govern the exchange of digital assets in order to become the digital representation of real-world asset trading.
What is Algorand ?
ALGO is the symbol by which the Algorand cryptocurrency is traded in the cryptocurrency market. It is the local currency of the Algorand blockchain and the symbol through which you can find information related to Algorand cryptocurrency on exchanges.
Check out ALGO official website for more information and updates.
Is Algorand legal to buy in Belgium?
Yes. According to the press release by Belgium’s Financial Services and Markets Authority (FSMA) and the National Bank of Belgium (NBB), and the definition of virtual money offered by FSMA, cryptocurrencies are popular digital investments that can be traded and sometimes can be used as means of payments but since they are not recognized as legal tender, they are not widely accepted like money. According to the mentioned press release, FMA and NBB state that crypto currencies can be bought and sold like assets and stock.
Is Algorand taxed in Belgium
Yes. According to the Belgian Tax Code cryptocurrency gains are either subject to professional income tax (in accordance to Article 23 of Income Tax Code) or miscellaneous income (Article 90, 1° of Income Tax Code).
According to the Article 23 of above-mentioned Income Tax Code, if a person's professional occupation is trading cryptocurrencies, the profits generated from this occupation will be taxed as professional income, and will therefore be subject to the progressive tax rates that range between 25 and 50 percent in Belgium.
According to the Article 90, 1° of above-mentioned Income Tax Code, if a Belgian individual earns gains on cryptocurrency transactions not as a professional activity, they will benefit from a tax exemption on those gains, but only on condition that the transaction is realized within the boundaries of the normal management of their private wealth. According to the same Article 90, 1° of Income Tax Code, if an individual makes transactions in a very short timeframe by repeatedly selling at a high point and buying at a low point, they will be accounted as a trader. The trader is not engaged professionally, but these types of transactions will fall outside the normal management of private assets and are accounted as speculative capital gains and will be taxed at a flat rate of 33%.
After you've bought Algorand in Belgium
By owning Algorand’s currency you would be able to: pay for transactions, purchase on-chain items such as NFTs, purchase goods and services, participate in DeFi as an investor, participate in governance, and earn rewards, secure proof-of-stake protocol among participation nodes, and even invest in order to gain profits.
Who can buy Algorand in Belgium?
Anyone. Owning cryptocurrency is possible in Belgium by the assistance of different cryptocurrency exchanges. You can use several payment services accessible in Belgium in order to buy, trade, sell and manage your crypto assets. Such services include Apple pay, Google pay, Credit Card, Debit Card, Bank Transfer and PayPal. But note that for you to be able to use these services, your chosen exchange must offer payment through these services. Our exchange provides fast and secure transactions by the mentioned services and is free of charge for crypto transactions in Belgium.
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Frequently asked questions
The Algorand blockchain network has benefited from global compatibility since its launch in 2019. Due to its instant transaction finalization and high TPS rate, the project has attracted the attention of governments, investors, industries and other major stakeholders in digital currencies. You can’t really deny the team’s background in technology and their expertise. This project is much closer than other projects in solving the triple problems of blockchain, i.e., scalability, security and decentralization. With the launch of the Algorand 2.0 network and its three key features: Algorand Standard Assets, Algorand Atomic Transfer, and Smart Contracts, there is more potential for locking value in the network.
No. According to the European Court of Justice, in case C-264/14, virtual money is considered currency, which means, according to article 44, §3, 9° of the VAT Code, the purchase or sale of a cryptocurrency is VAT exempt.
In Belgium, the Federal Public Service of Finance offers conciliation service, through which they will examine your assets in accordance with federal tax authorities’ perspective. This helps to avoid a long and costly procedure, with an uncertain outcome, since this is a free and official service.
There is no standard minimum amount you need to buy Algorand. This cryptocurrency is currently less than a dollar. Usually, your selected platform determines the amount you need to invest. You are allowed to start buying ALGO with the minimum amount of $10 through our exchange.
It is estimated that 1.98% of Belgium’s population, which is about 230,693 people, own some form of crypto assets in their possession
You also need a cryptocurrency wallet to keep your Algorand coins safe and secure. Nowadays, there are two main categories of wallets: software wallets and hardware wallets. The majority of software wallets are web-based and keep your cryptocurrency assets on your computer or smartphone. They frequently consist of third-party non-custodial wallets or exchange-based wallets. Using our exchange’s safe wallet, you can trade your ALGO easier and quicker. You should note that hardware wallets are viewed as more secure options than software wallets. As they are gadgets that encrypt and hold your digital assets offline.