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Bitcoin has been a popular name over the last decade. The growth in Bitcoin’s popularity has made it a globally acknowledged currency and a valuable asset. In July 2010, Bitcoin began trading at US$0.0008. By mid-April of 2021, Bitcoin prices reached new all-time highs of over $60,000 but by the summer of that same year prices were down by 50%. Bitcoin later reached its all-time high above $68,000 in November 2021. In 2022, Bitcoin's price continued to gradually decline but this is a natural process, as we have seen it happen before. You should keep in mind that in the world of cryptocurrencies, every high has a low and after every low, there will be a high sometime. So, it is important to get the timings right. Understanding the nature of the market and analyzing the movements of Bitcoin can be a guide for investors. That is why people’s attention and interest in Bitcoin remains high yet cautious, regardless of its price. As a result, some crypto market experts have even predicted that Bitcoin’s price could reach around $79,000 by the year 2025. In simple terms, it is hard to reach a definite answer when it comes to crypto investments. But if you have a good crypto market outlook to some extent and Bitcoin fits within your risk tolerance prospects, then it could be a satisfactory investment on the long-term perspective.
What is Bitcoin ?
Bitcoin is a digital currency or a form of digital asset, which is of high market value. It is ranked 1st in the crypto market. Bitcoin is a decentralized digital currency that no one controls and anyone can use it in order to transfer monetary units of the network. Bitcoin has made it possible to send money to any part of the world easily and regardless of geographical borders and banking networks.
A very important function of Bitcoin is to maintain value. Because as we know, governments and central banks have the power to print money indefinitely and thereby reduce the value of their national currencies. In the Bitcoin network, although everyone can participate in the creation of new currency units, the total number of coins that can be created can be a maximum of 21 million units. The limited number of Bitcoin coins and the impossibility of creating more Bitcoins than what miners are allowed to mine are from the rules of the Bitcoin network which protect its value. This is one of the reasons that distinguishes Bitcoin as a long-term investment.
Is Bitcoin legal to buy in Netherlands
According to The Dutch National Bank (DNB) all cryptocurrency transactions are legal in the Netherlands. However, cryptocurrencies are still not accepted as digital money. The Dutch National Bank is in charge of cryptocurrency regulations in the Netherlands. They prevent cryptocurrency from being used for illegal purposes such as money laundering or funding of criminal or terrorist activities. It is estimated that over 520 thousand people, 3.04% of Netherlands’ total population, currently own cryptocurrency.
Is Bitcoin taxed in Netherlands
Yes. According to Netherland’s Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Prevention Act (Wwft), all crypto assets of a private individual count as salary or income. There is no crypto capital gains tax in the Netherlands. Rather, crypto is taxed as an asset. According to the same document, if the taxable base value of your assets (crypto and non-crypto) is more than 50,000 EUR, you are subject to the net worth tax of 31%. This is a fixed percentage return assumed by the government.
After you've bought Bitcoin in Netherlands
Bitcoin is a kind of electronic money by which you can send money to any part of the world or sometimes use it to buy goods and services. Bitcoin's two main features of decentralization and freedom from printing more currency units are significant achievements over today's money. These Bitcoin features are paving the way for a new form of economic system in the future. You can consider Bitcoin as a payment token, use it to make currency transfers, and even order from online stores. But looking at the use of Bitcoin in today's world, it can be seen that most people buy Bitcoin as an investment. For this reason, another point of view has emerged according to which Bitcoin can be used as an asset in addition to being able to play the role of money; An asset that can maintain its value over time.
Who can buy Bitcoin in Netherlands
Anyone with a bank account or credit card. You can use fiat currency deposits to purchase cryptocurrencies in the Netherlands with the help of a trusted exchange. Plus, secure and easy transactions with zero transaction fees are provided by our exchange and through different pay methods such as Apple pay, Google pay, Credit Card, Debit Card, Bank Transfer and PayPal.
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Frequently asked questions
If we consider Bitcoin to have intrinsic value due to some of its features such as limitedness and unforgeability and use it as a tool that preserves value over time, perhaps it is an asset worth buying. Bitcoin can be presented as a type of investment that preserves the value of your savings in the long term. However, we recommend that before purchasing Bitcoin, study the ins and outs of the Bitcoin market and consult with professionals.
According to the website of the Dutch Government, if you submit your tax return too late or not at all, the Tax and Customs Administration will see this as undisguised capital and impose a fine. Before you receive a fine, the Tax and Customs Administration will send you a reminder and later probably a final notice. If you cannot submit your tax return in time, you can ask for a deferment.
Yes, you do. The Netherlands is different from many countries where cryptocurrency is only taxed when you sell, trade, spend or gift it. This is based on the Dutch tax office statement which assumes you make a return from your assets and tax you on this assumed return.
You can purchase a small amount of Bitcoin, unlike stocks. The least amount of Bitcoin that you can likely purchase is equivalent to 1 Satoshi, or 0.00000001 Bitcoins, depending on its price of the day.
According to Dutch tax office you are not charged tax for simply buying or selling crypto. Contrary to most other countries, you are not taxed when buying, selling, exchanging, or otherwise disposing of a cryptocurrency. It is taxed as an asset, so you are charged tax on the amount of savings and investments you hold at the beginning of the tax year.
Due to theft, computer malfunction, loss of access keys, and other reasons, users may lose Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency tokens. Although hot wallets are still practical for some users, cold storage (also known as offline wallets) is one of the safest ways to store Bitcoin because it cannot be accessed online. Consider using a hardware wallet for all of your long-term Bitcoin and cryptocurrency storage if you're looking for the safest storage option. For short-term investments, you can also keep your Bitcoins on our exchange wallet in order to trade more easily.If you want to hold Bitcoin long-term, although you can still keep your cryptocurrency in this wallet, it is better to not keep it in the exchange wallet nor the software one. The safest option would be a hardware wallet.