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Is LPT a good investment in Belgium?
Livepeer Token (LPT) was released in 2018 with an initial price of $6.68. LPT price rose to $8 in June of the 2019. it was almost stable in 2020 with an average price of $2 to $3. 2021 was a surprising year for LPT owners because its price suddenly mounted to $40 in April. After many ups and downs, LPT reached its highest value of $101 in November 2021. But that only lasted one day, the LPT price started to fall again and finished the year with a value of $50. The price of LPT continued to fall in 2022, and the token ended the year at $6.8.
LPT price had somehow been stable for most of the time. It had recorded the highest price of $101 and the lowest price of $0.57. Therefore, it was a good investment for a while. But, it is not clear if it will be as profitable as it was before. If you want to invest in the Livepeer token, checking the LPT price predictions will be helpful. However, you should also know that the predictions are not always true, and are only some expectations. Anyhow, most crypto analysts and experts believe that LPT will not have a surprising price change by 2025 when it might reach $60. It is also anticipated that LPT would reach $449 by 2030. Therefore, if the predictions become true, Livepeer could be a good investment.
What is Livepeer ?
Livepeer is an Ethereum-based network for video transcoding, released in 2018. The major reason for designing such a network was to reduce the costs that video streaming had before. Livepeer is a scalable Platform As-a-Service (PaaS) for startups or organizations to add live or on-demand videos more easily. It reformats videos so that anyone with any range of bandwidth or any device can see them without any problem. Therefore, Livepeer makes streaming more reliable and cost-effective. It can reduce the cost of video streaming by up to 50x compared to previous methods.
Is Livepeer 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 Livepeer 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 Livepeer in Belgium
LTP is mostly considered a rewarding coin that is used on the Livepeer network. People who want to stream a video on this platform can spend their coins on the network. In addition, LTP owners with more streaming videos will receive Ether or DAI rewards. Therefore, people can make money by using their LPT coins and streaming videos. LPT also has other uses, such as staking, trading, or voting. Therefore, LTP owners can also use their coins to vote to make changes on the network.
Without a doubt, one of the main reasons for buying coins is their probable investment profit. LPT is one of the popular coins that has shown it could be a profitable investment. Therefore, you can buy Livepeer Tokens from a trusted exchange like Blocktrade, keep them in a secure wallet and wait until their price rises. However, you should know that the future of cryptocurrencies is not predictable. Even if the price predictions of a coin show it will be profitable, any incident might change everything. Therefore, if you are a beginner in this world, it is recommended to invest as much as you can afford to lose. You can make an exit point for your investment to avoid any loss.
Who can buy Livepeer 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
Livepeer Tokens are available to buy in most exchanges. You can purchase this token on BlockTrade exchange, which is a safe, and low-cost platform to buy any cryptocurrency.
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.
If you create an account on any exchange, such as BlockTrade, you can easily buy and sell your Livepeer tokens.
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
No one can guarantee that an investment will be profitable. A good investment depends on different factors. The predictions show that the LPT price might rise in the next 5 years. In this case, depending on the LPT price of the day, it might be a good investment in the future.