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Is MKR a good investment in Belgium?
Maker coin (MKR) was created in 2015 but officially released to the market in January 2017 with a price of $22.10. It didn’t have many fluctuations until August of the same year when it suddenly reached $288 and continued to grow until it ended the year with a price of $959. That was a surprisingly profitable investment for someone in only one year. The first months of 2018 were even better for Maker owners because its price mounted up to $1,369.99, which was again a record for this token. But it didn’t last long, and the MKR price dropped and ended the year at $449. 2019 and 2020 passed with almost stable prices between $500-$700. MKR again surprised the market in 2021 and reached its highest price of $4,341 in April. For the second time, Maker showed its holders that it could be a profitable investment if they have more tolerance.
The price of Maker coin was shocking all these years and always seemed to be a good investment. But it doesn’t mean it will be a %100 good investment in the future. If you want to invest in this token, MKR price predictions may be helpful, especially for beginners. But you should still read more about its news and experts' opinions the moment you decide to purchase this coin. Crypto analysts and experts expect MKR price to reach $6,000 by 2025. They believe its price could rise to $40,000 in the next ten years. Therefore, they think buying Maker tokens might be a good investment. However, predictions are just predictions, and the future might not be exactly the same as these expectations.
What is Maker ?
Maker is an open-source Ethereum-based blockchain created in August 2015. It is known as one of the most popular and oldest Ethereum-based platforms available. The Maker project is known as MakerDAO, which is an open-source project whose operation is based on the Decentralized Independent Organization (DAO) system. A DAO is considered an organization that is defined based on clear and codified rules, the control of this organization is in the hands of its members. Maker was created as a lending platform. People can use Ether as collateral in a smart contract called Collateralized Debt Position (CDP) to create DAI stable coin through MakerDAO.
Is Maker 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 Maker 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 Maker in Belgium
Maker coin (MKR) is mostly used as a governance token. MKR holders can propose upgrades to the system, leverage collateral assets, create smart contracts, or simply use their coins as payment for purchasing something online or inside games. DAI coins can be used in the same manner, but since their price is stable, it is not considered an option for investment. However, MKR can still be used as an investment because its price changes over time. People who want to keep this digital asset as an investment should check different factors, from its history to MKR price predictions; there are many things you need to consider while buying Maker coins as an investment.
Who can buy Maker 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 Maker coins have experienced many ups and downs during its history, but most of the time it was considered a good investment. Most experts and analysts also predict a bright future for this token.
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.
Almost 100 exchanges support MKR tokens. Since they may have different fees, check their information and find the right exchange. We can suggest you the Blocktrade exchange which doesn’t contain any trading fee.
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
The MakerDAO protocol was founded by Rune Christensen. After being introduced to Bitcoin in 2011, Christensen sold his business and invested in Bitcoin, then became interested in stablecoins and eventually founded MakerDAO.