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Is ADA a good investment in Belgium?
Cardano and its official coin “ADA” is known as the third generation blockchain, which has fulfilled the issues on the previous generations of blockchains. It is now faster and cheaper than Bitcoin and Ethereum. But that’s not the only benefit that this coin has. There are other factors to check to find out if Cardano is a good investment. One of them is its performance over the years. ADA was released as the native token of Cardano in 2017 with the price of $0.024, which was the lowest price of this token. Very soon the price rose up to $3 in 2021, which shows this coin was a good long-term investment.During this period, ADA had many fluctuations, but analysts always had positive opinions about this coin.
One important thing to consider is that no one can guarantee if the future of a coin is positive because everything in the world of cryptocurrencies is volatile and risky. However, the price predictions of a coin can help you see how positive the analysts and experts think about the future of a coin. Many experts have predicted the future of ADA until 2030 between $3 to $5. Thus, considering a long-term investment, check the price of ADA for the day you are buying and check the future prediction for up to 5 years later. Think about the risks and choose an exit point for your investment. These steps can help you have a good investment.
What is Cardano ?
You may have heard about Cardano and ADA and wondered if there is any difference between these two names. First, you need to know that Cardano is the name of the company that has launched the ADA coin. Therefore, Cardano and ADA are somehow used interchangeably. To take a deeper look into Cardano we need to mention that Cardano is a decentralized public blockchain that is designed to have a faster and more efficient performance compared to its previous blockchains. As one of the first blockchains of this new generation, Cardano has become so popular and one of the biggest cryptocurrencies by market cap. From the first day of its release, it acted better than most of its previous competitors.
Is Cardano 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 Cardano 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 Cardano in Belgium
When you buy a coin, you can use it in different ways. Most people would like to keep a token as an investment. Therefore, they should find a secure wallet to keep their coins there and keep an eye on their price each day to find the right time to trade. But there are still other uses for ADA coins rather than just investing. Many companies accept ADA as a currency, so you can buy something on the internet and spend your ADA to pay for it. Most of the time, crypto coins are used for online games. ADA is accepted for some online games too. Furthermore, ADA can be used to build smart contracts and create decentralized applications.
Who can buy Cardano 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
ADA is a popular digital asset on the market that is actively in use. Its history and the predictions of its future show that ADA can be a good option for people who consider buying a crypto and take their first steps to this market.
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.
ADA and XRP are both well-known coins on the market, both are fast, cheap, and energy-efficient. Furthermore, most of the top brands support them as trusted currencies. However, some experts believe that ADA might perform slightly better than XRP in the future because it has a more promising blockchain.
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
The future of every cryptocurrency is unpredictable; but experts and analysts believe that Cardano is one of the coins that may perform well on the market in the future.