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Is ANKR a good investment in Belgium?
ANKR debuted on the market in March 2019 and was trading at about $0.012. Prior to the price increase becoming more pronounced in August of 2020, prices grew gradually. ANKR reached its peak at $0.019 at that time. ANKR's value increased by 500% by the end of 2020 to $0.0084. The biggest change to date for ANKR came in 2021. By the end of January, prices had risen to $0.012 and in February, they quickly surpassed $0.02 and $0.03 as well. When Ankr's market cap first surpassed $1 billion in March, the growth became exponential. On March 28, 2021, ANKR reached an all-time high of $0.22, marking the peak of the rapid increase. Ankr's market cap was over $1.3 billion at that point. The first week of April saw a price retracement and a drop below $0.12, followed nine days later by a retesting of $0.21. ANKR was able to recover $0.18 by the end of the month despite experiencing a further pullback of more than 50% in the second half of April. This represented over 2,000 percent gains for the year as a whole.
According to some cryptocurrency experts, the price of Ankr is expected to range between $1.15 to $1.32 in 2030 with the average price of around $1.23. But keep in mind that this is not a buy signal or a financial advice. We suggest buying into the cryptocurrency market after doing some research and consulting a professional.
What is ANKR ?
The history of the Ankr platform dates back to 2017. This platform aims to create an efficient blockchain framework that provides distributed cloud computing. In general, if we want to define the Ankr platform in a simple phrase, we can say that Ankr is a blockchain-based cloud infrastructure project. The purpose of blockchain infrastructures is to enable resource providers and end users to easily connect to blockchain technologies and DeFi applications. Ankr's proprietary cloud infrastructure operates independently of public providers and is powered by a distributed database to increase flexibility and stability.
Ankr uses blockchain technology as an essential part of the infrastructure to facilitate payments on the platform, measure globally distributed resources, process information from users or resource providers, and data center algorithmic suggestions through smart contracts.
Is Ankr 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 Ankr 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 Ankr in Belgium
The native utility and governance token of Ankr platform, ANKR, has many uses, including paying for goods and services within the Ankr ecosystem and staking to generate passive income. ANKR is a utility token with a variety of applications. In addition to its use for staking, it can be used for protocol and dApp deployment, as well as voting on governance proposals. ANKR also serves as a reward for network participants.
Who can buy Ankr 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
Ankr's cost-effectiveness, decentralization, personalization and compatibility with the environment are among the advantages of Ankr digital currency that make this digital currency popular among people. Also, ANKR has a capped max supply of 10 billion making it a scarce asset, like Bitcoin. After the maximum amount is reached, no new tokens will be released, meaning any increase in demand will drive up ANKR’s price. Plus, note that this is by no means a financial advice or is trying to encourage you for a purchase.
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 established minimum amount assigned for purchasing Ankr. On our exchange, the minimum order size for buying ANKR is $10. Also, you have a variety of payment options to choose from. The transaction will be completed and displayed on your portfolio of cryptocurrency assets.
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
ANKR currency can be stored in all kinds of hardware and software digital wallets. As you know, wallets in the world of cryptocurrencies are like your bank account, which you can safely store cryptocurrencies using the address provided by the wallet. Hardware wallets are among the wallets that are able to store Ankr's cryptocurrency. These wallets have high security, but due to their high price, fewer users work with these wallets. Another option is to keep your ANKR tokens safe through software wallets. You can also use the wallet offered by our exchange, which greatly simplifies trading ANKR cryptocurrency because it can connect to numerous trading options quickly.