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Is LRC a good investment in Belgium?
LRC was released in 2017 with an initial price of $0.05. It started 2018 with a surprisingly high price of
$2.59 but quickly fell to $0.25. This token was almost asleep for two years because its price didn’t
change significantly until 2021, when it set a record all-time high price of $3.81. However, it recessed
again and dropped to $0.21 at the end of 2022.
It is common for people who want to buy a coin to be curious about its future, especially for investment.
However, the future of cryptocurrency is not predictable. But you can read about price predictions
because these are the analyses that experts in this field have done. Therefore, the LRC price prediction
can give you a hint about the probable fate of this coin. Crypto analysts think the LRC price would go
higher than $1 in 2026 and might continue to grow and reach $3 by 2030. Considering these predictions,
it might be better to think about LRC as a long-term investment.
What is Loopring ?
Loopring is a decentralized exchange (DEX) based on Ethereum that launched in 2017. It is considered
the second layer solution of Ethereum called Loopring L2, which allows users to do their transactions
with higher speed and lower fees compared to Ethereum. Loopring L2 is more than a decentralized
exchange, it acts more like a payment software that allows users to send their ERC-20 tokens to any
Ethereum address quickly, securely, and with lower costs. The Loopring users can also create new
exchanges on this protocol.
Check out Loopring official website for more information.
Is Loopring 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 Loopring 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 Loopring in Belgium
LRC is mainly used on the Loopring protocol for creating decentralized exchanges. It doesn’t have any
uses outside of this platform yet. However, it might be consumed for purchasing things in the future.
But right now, it is very useful for developers on the blockchain.
Like other cryptocurrencies, LRC can be a good investment too. You don’t need to consume your coins
on the Loopring protocol, you can buy LRC and keep it until its price gets higher. For this purpose, you
need to choose a secure wallet to keep your tokens in a safe place for a while. Furthermore, since the
cryptocurrency world is so volatile, it is better to read more about LRC and its predictions. If you are a
beginner in this world, start with a minimum amount of money and choose an exit point for your
investment so that you will not lose your money.
Who can buy Loopring 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 Loopring coin (LRC) is available on most exchanges. You can also buy this crypto from the Loopring
exchange itself. However, it would be a good option if you purchase this coin on a more affordable
exchange like Blocktrade. Since you don’t need to pay any processing fee on this platform, it would be
more cost-effective for you to buy LRC on Blocktrade.
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.
The loopring is a Chinese-based company founded by a software developer called Daniel Wang.
However, the Loopring protocol was registered in Singapore.
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
Loopring is a protocol that makes it possible for its users to create their own exchanges on this network.