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Is FTM a good investment in Belgium?
FTM (Fantom) is a cryptocurrency that was first introduced in 2018. The price of Fantom in the ICO was $ 0.04 and the token sale ended on June 17, 2018. Since then, FTM's value has risen 11.88 times compared to the US Dollar, increased by a factor of 3.61 when compared to Ethereum, and gone up 3.26 times versus Bitcoin. FTM's price was initially listed on various cryptocurrency exchanges in late 2018 at a price of around $0.03. Over the next year, FTM's price remained relatively stable and only saw slight fluctuations. In 2020, FTM's price started to gain traction as more people became aware of the project's innovative technology and growing partnerships. By the end of the year, FTM's price had increased to around $0.18, a six-fold increase from its initial price. In early 2021, FTM's price continued to soar as demand for the token increased. At its peak in April 2021, FTM's price had reached an all-time high of $0.66. Therefore, Fantom's best year was 2021, when the price of FTM rose 13,172.55% from $0.016957 to $2.25. The average annual growth of Fantom over the past 6 years has been 2,630.02%. In the year 2022, the whole crypto market was experiencing difficulties. Even the biggest and most popular cryptocurrencies were dropping dramatically but again, by the start of 2023, the prices are showing positive rises eventually. Many experts have predicted a good future for the FTM token as they forecasted the price would hit the $6.40 mark by 2025. Please keep in mind that this is not meant to be taken as a buying signal. It is recommended for you to research information on the crypto market and receive professional advice from the market experts before attempting to invest in FTM cryptocurrency.
What is Fantom ?
Fantom is a smart contract platform based on directed acyclic graph (DAG) technology that provides developers with decentralized financial services (DeFi). By using its proprietary consensus algorithm, Fantom aims to solve problems related to smart contract platforms, especially transaction speed. According to the Fantom developers, they have been able to reduce the transaction time to less than two seconds. The Fantom Foundation, which oversees the launch of Fantom products, was established in 2018, and the launch of the platform's main network, Opera, dates back to December 2019.
As an open source, customizable and scalable platform that is developed to overcome the limitations of previous generation blockchain networks, Fantom’s main goal is to build a better and more efficient future and to create an infrastructure in order to help people improve their quality of life through the latest developments in the world of technology. Fantom is part of the digital revolution, with its influence on all aspects of life, including: the adoption of digital assets on a global scale, digital economy and payments, as well as digital identity and medical records.
Is Fantom 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 Fantom 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 Fantom in Belgium
By using your FTM (Fantom) crypto tokens, you can engage in the following activities: You can have transactions done: FTM is used as a medium of trade for goods and services within the Fantom network. You can use it in Staking: FTM can be staked so that you can participate in the network’s consensus mechanism and earn rewards. Governance: you as an FTM holder, can participate in the governance of the network by voting on protocol upgrades and other important decisions. Dapps: FTM can be used as a means of exchange within decentralized applications built on the Fantom network so the future of FTM owners is bright in regards to the wide-spread usage of Dapp technology.
Who can buy Fantom 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
There are several reasons that make FTM tokens valuable. These factors are: Utility: FTM tokens are used as a means of payment within the ecosystem, to access products and services. Demand: As the usage and adoption of the platform increases, demand for FTM tokens also increases, leading to an increase in value. Scarcity: FTM tokens have a limited supply, making them scarce, which can drive up their value. Governance: FTM tokens give holders the right to participate in the platform's decision-making processes, such as proposals for protocol upgrades and new feature developments. Network effects: As more users and developers join the platform, the value of the network grows, driving up the value of FTM tokens.
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.
For the purpose of buying Fantom tokens, there is no set minimum price officially. The minimum order amount to purchase FTM on our exchange is $10. There are as well numerous payment methods available for your consideration.
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
Get a safe and reliable wallet if you want to store your FTM tokens a bit more securely. The Fantom Wallet, which can be accessed via their website, would be the ideal substitute. As far as the Fantom ecosystem is concerned, the organization promotes the wallet as the most secure and reliable way to keep your FTM. These types of wallets can be downloaded on your computer, tablet, or phone. In addition, our exchange also provides a secure digital wallet with added features and convenient access to a variety of trading options and payment methods, which will make your trading experience easier.