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How to buy Ocean Protocol in Belgium
Is OCEAN a good investment in Belgium?
Ocean Protocol is a decentralized data exchange platform designed to allow data providers to securely and privately share valuable data and artificial intelligence models while maintaining control over their data. It enables users to discover, access, and use data through a marketplace while ensuring data privacy, security, and compliance with data sharing agreements. Through this protocol, publishers can earn money from their data while maintaining privacy and have control, and along with this, users or data consumers will have access to a set of data that was previously unavailable or difficult to find. These datasets can be found on Market Ocean, a place to buy, use and sell them.
The main idea of Ocean Protocol is to make data available to startups and researchers without leaving the ownership of their custodians. The Ocean platform is built with the goal of facilitating the exchange of data, and connecting users who need this data, or cannot afford to store it, with users who have data to sell. In return, data providers of the Ocean Protocol cryptocurrency are rewarded.
What is Ocean Protocol ?
OCEAN is the native token of the Ocean Protocol blockchain. Crypto traders use the symbol "OCEAN" to refer to the Ocean Protocol token (OCEAN), which is commonly traded on different platforms. The symbol is used to distinguish it from other crypto assets and to make it easier for users to identify and trade the token. The symbol is standardized and is widely recognized by the cryptocurrency community, making it easier for users to trade OCEAN on different mediums.
Is Ocean Protocol 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 Ocean Protocol 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 Ocean Protocol in Belgium
The OCEAN token has several uses within the Ocean Protocol network, including: Access to data and services provided by the network, Staking to secure the network and earn rewards, Governance through voting on protocol upgrades and other important decisions, Payment for data and compute services provided on the network. The OCEAN token can also be used outside of the Ocean Protocol network as a form of currency or asset for: Trading on cryptocurrency exchanges, Payment for goods or services from merchants who accept OCEAN, and for investment or speculative purposes.
Who can buy Ocean Protocol 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
Ocean Protocol is a valuable project because it enables secure and transparent data exchange between individuals and organizations, it also facilitates the creation of new data-driven products and services. Additionally, it provides a way for individuals and organizations to monetize their data. It uses blockchain technology to ensure data privacy and security. And at last, this project can be very interesting to an average data user as it offers a decentralized and open platform for data exchange, where users retain control over their data. Such reasons could lead to the increase of this project's popularity and demand in the future.
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.
There is no official minimum amount to buy Ocean Protocol (OCEAN) set by the Ocean Protocol project. The minimum order requirement to buy OCEAN token on our exchange is $10 USD. Plus, there are multiple payment options available for your convenience while using our exchange.
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
Since Ocean Protocol’s digital currency is an ERC-20 token and conforms to Ethereum standards, it can be stored on a wide range of Ethereum-compatible wallets. In addition to these software wallets, which are free and web-based or app-based, you can also store your valuable OCEAN tokens on hardware wallets. If you have a large amount of OCEAN tokens and you do not intend to buy or sell them at the moment, it is probably a better option to keep them in a hardware wallet. Although hardware wallets are not free, they have much higher security. Also, on our exchange, in addition to the possibility of buying and selling OCEAN tokens, there is also an internal wallet where you can store your crypto tokens after purchase. One of the most important features of the internal wallet of our exchange is the elimination of the transaction fee of transferring assets to a personal wallet. Also, if you want to transfer your Ocean Protocol crypto currency to the exchange and buy and sell it, the speed of your operation will be faster through this internal wallet.