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Tether is the first stablecoin in the crypto world, launched in July 2014. Like other stablecoins, Tether's price is tied to the price of USD. It means every Tether is always $1. It is also called USDT, which means USD Tether. The stable price of Tether makes it a great alternative to USD in the online world. People can easily use their Tether to purchase other coins. Although the Tether price is always stable, it fell to $096 once in May 2022. However, that didn’t impact its market because very soon it rebounded to $1.
Tether is not an investment like other coins. Since its price is stable, nothing can happen in the future. But people buy Tethers for other reasons. One of them is trading it with other coins whenever they want. The other reason is to avoid the volatility of the crypto market. Traders and investors usually trade their coins with Tether when the crypto market seems unstable or collapsing. Therefore, they can keep their digital assets safe from this risky world. Then, when the market stabilizes, they again trade their tether with other coins that seem to have a better future. Thus, Tether is not considered an investment but can help traders in difficult times.
What is Tether ?
Tether was launched on a platform called Omni via a blockchain company called Tether Holdings Limited. The Omni platform is a sub-layer of the Bitcoin blockchain. Tether was then released as an ERC-20 coin on the Ethereum blockchain.
Is Tether 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 Tether 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 Tether in Belgium
You can use Tether to purchase goods or services. Since Tether has been on the market for so long, you can find lots of stores and shops that accept it as their payment method. Furthermore, Tether is an alternative to USD in the digital world. Therefore, Tether is your dollar in the digital wallet. You can also use it to buy other coins. In the case of keeping Tether in a wallet, it is better to choose a software wallet to be able to use Tether easily.
Who can buy Tether 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
Tether is available on almost all exchanges. If you want a low-cost and trusted exchange to buy Tether, BlockTrade will be the right place for you. You only need to create an account and start buying cryptocurrency. Furthermore, unlike most exchanges, BlockTrade doesn’t have any processing fee. So, purchasing Tether on this exchange will cost you lower than in other places.
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.
Tether Limited Inc is the company behind creating Tether, which is also owned by a larger company called IFinix inc, located in Hong Kong. Reeve Collins, Craig Sellars, and Brock Pierce had the most important roles in creating Tether, and are considered the first owners. However, in 2015, the company was purchased by its new owner in Hong Kong.
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
Tether always has a stable price. Since its price will not change or grow, you cannot make money from keeping Tether in your E-wallet. It is not a coin to invest in.