[Gate.io: For beginners] Is NFT prohibited from doing side jobs? company employee, civil servant


The NFT market is an industry that has suddenly become popular in the last few years. The NFT market has grown rapidly since 2020 and is expected to continue growing in the future, but if you earn too much, you may run into company regulations, so be careful.

Are company employees prohibited from doing side jobs?

Is it prohibited for company employees to earn money with NFT? This should be spelled out in the company’s work rules. First of all, let’s check whether it is clearly prohibited in this work rule. If you are prohibited from doing so, please consult with your supervisor.

If this is still difficult, you will never be able to earn money with NFT unless you transfer to another company. In that case, I would recommend changing jobs. Nowadays, I have to say that companies that prohibit side jobs are outdated. I recommend that you change jobs early.

financial industry is tough

If you are a company employee, you should be careful about the financial industry. Only this industry has very strict restrictions, so there are a lot of companies that are NG. Therefore, if you change jobs and are in the same industry, it is often NG again, so it is preferable to change jobs to a different industry. In the case of the financial industry, you may be subject to disciplinary action and dismissal, so be careful.

Are side jobs for civil servants prohibited?

In Japan, civil servants are prohibited by law from doing side jobs. However, in the case of civil servants, there are cases where side jobs are permitted depending on the local government, so we recommend that you first consult with your boss. Civil servants are required to devote themselves to their duties, and other income is basically not recognized, but in the case of NFT, it is considered part of asset management, so it is not considered a side job. there is.

Article 103 of the National Public Service LawNational civil servants cannot become directors of commercial enterprises
Article 104 of the National Public Service LawNational civil servants need permission to receive administrative remuneration
Local Public Service Law Article 38Local government employees must not receive remuneration from commercial enterprises

The reason why the company finds out

It is for the following reasons that the company will find out that you are doing a side job.

  • Resident tax
  • List your work under your real name
  • Third party reviews

Of course, it is NG to judge whether it is okay to do NFT based on whether it is found out. Of course, the first priority is to consult with the company first.

Is NFT a side job?

NFT is not a side job if you just have it. Since it is considered part of asset management, it can be done by a company that prohibits side jobs or a public employee. However, earning in NFT games, selling NFTs, and affiliated with NFT blogs are considered side businesses. Of course, the same applies when reselling.

NFT Marketplace

Gate.io allows you to enter the NFT marketplace and actually do business. To do so, you will need to open an account. If you want to sell your work, open an account. I also introduce it in the following article.