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Is LINK a good investment in Belgium?
LINK crypto was released in 2017 with an initial price of $0.11. Its price didn’t have a salient change until mid-2019 when it finally could reach $1 per token and continued to grow and ended the year with a price of $4. 2020 was more surprising for this coin because it could mount up to $14 and become a wonderful investment for its owners. LINK could reach its highest price of $37 in February 2021. Although it might seem that LINK didn’t have a great beginning, its price suddenly surprised everyone. However, 2022 wasn’t a great year for this crypto because the LINK price dropped to $19.60 in January, and ended the year at $7.
Like many cryptocurrencies, LINK also had fluctuations. People who want to invest in this crypto would like to know if it will end up profitable. No one knows the answer to this question, but some factors can help investors decide on buying this crypto. One of them is LINK price predictions. Some crypto analysts believe that LINK price may continue to fall until 2027, but then it might increase to $70 and may continue to grow and be around $169 in the next ten years. Therefore, they expect LINK to be a good long-term investment. However, predictions are just some expectations that might not come true. It is better to check the news about this crypto, read its whitepaper, and investigate the price of the day to decide whether it is the best time to buy LINK.
What is Chainlink ?
Chainlink is a decentralized oracle network announced in 2017. It runs on the Ethereum blockchain and is used to support advanced smart contracts. Generally, smart contracts are automated agreements on blockchain. But, sometimes, they need to connect to the real world to make some processes possible. Chainlink makes this possible and acts like a bridge between blockchains and external data sources or what is known as off-chain.
Is Chainlink 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 Chainlink 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 Chainlink in Belgium
LINK coin is mainly used on the Chainlink network as a payment fee or for voting on different processes. It can’t be used as a payment method outside this network. Therefore, it is not possible to use it as a real currency to purchase goods or transfer money. However, this might be possible in the future. You can trade or swap the LINK coins with Eth or XRP and then use it to purchase goods or even use it in gaming or other processes.
Meanwhile, most people buy a cryptocurrency for investment. In this case, the usage is not that important because you only need to keep your coins in a wallet and wait until the right time to sell. Investment needs you to be aware of the crypto market and check the coin price every day. If you are new to this world, we recommend you choose an exit point for your investment. Thus, if the price of LINK reaches that amount, you can easily sell it to get a profit. In the end, we also suggest investing as much as you can afford to lose because cryptocurrencies are volatile, and nothing is predictable in this world.
Who can buy Chainlink 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 Chainlink network is one of the first networks that make it possible to link blockchain with off-chain or the world outside of the blockchain. Therefore, it is very useful, especially when working with advanced smart contracts. It is believed that this network and its coin will act as well in the future.
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.
LINK tokens are available on most exchanges. Blocktrade is one of the exchanges that support this crypto. This exchange has the lowest trading fee and is regulated in the EU. Therefore, you can simply sign up on this exchange and buy the crypto you want.
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
Sergey Nazarov, a Russian entrepreneur is the founder of Chainlin and Steve Ellis is the CTO at this company. The headquarters of Chainlink is in the Cayman Islands.