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Decentraland is a decentralized metaverse (virtual world). This metaverse operates on the platform of the Ethereum blockchain and was created to support the creation, development, hosting and sale of virtual property. Virtual worlds that provide this feature, lead users to a fascinating digital world where they can buy, sell, and build anything they can think of. Decentraland also provides its users with the possibility to purchase virtual property. Users of this metaverse can develop their property as an online and virtual business and a source of income. They can create different buildings and attractions in their virtual land and earn money through them. In addition, users also get good profits by selling their built properties.
Decentraland platform is supported by MANA which is an ERC-20 token that serves as the system's primary currency. Members of the Decentraland community can purchase virtual parcels of the VR platform with MANA. The entire virtual reality ecosystem, which has no central authority, is run and governed by users of Decentraland. The world serves as an alternative VR ecosystem where users can buy and sell virtual goods and real estate, play games, and do whatever they want with their land as long as the network's features permit it. Users are able to interact, manage, monetize, and develop the Decentraland metaverse, which simulates reality in a virtual setting.
What is Decentraland ?
MANA is the symbol and the main in-game currency of Decentraland. It is an ERC-20 token that lets users purchase, trade or develop virtual lands in a decentralized manner.
Learn more about this cryptocurrency on Decentraland official website.
Is Decentraland 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 Decentraland 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 Decentraland in Belgium
Decentraland (MANA) token holders are important members of the Decentraland platform; Because they are known as part of the network governance (DAO) in each region. Using MANA tokens, they can vote on issues affecting these regions. The total amount of mana tokens held by each member determines the weight of his vote.
MANA tokens are the power behind this platform. In fact, everything on this platform gets its power and value from this token. In addition to its governance use in this game, MANA can also be used to buy LAND or any number of other virtual assets and services in Decentraland.
Who can buy Decentraland 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
What ensures the survival and future of digital currencies is a strong development team, functional services and an attractive platform to attract users. Fortunately, Decentraland (MANA) has all these features. In 2021, Metaverse was one of the hottest topics in the cryptocurrency world. The future of MANA currency mostly depends on how long people are interested in the metaverse. According to Mark Zuckerberg the CEO of Meta, the future is going to be all about the Metaverse market and we are still at the beginning point. Most experts believe that if Decentraland can maintain its appeal to users with timely and correct updates, it has a bright future and buying it at its current price might be a profitable and reasonable investment.
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.
You can purchase Decentraland (MANA) for less than a dollar. Therefore, the least amount of Decentraland (MANA) that you can likely purchase is dependent upon the minimum purchase offered by your exchange. Our exchange allows a minimum of $10.
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
As an ERC-20 token, Decentraland (MANA) can be safely stored in any Ethereum compatible wallet. It is usually recommended to use a Metamask wallet to connect to the Decentraland platform. To use personal wallets, be sure to back up your wallet so that you can restore your assets in case of any software or device issues.