Breaking: Brazil Introduces Bill to Regulate Bitcoin ($BTC), Citizens Call it Flawed

By Prashant Jha
Published October 4, 2021 Updated October 4, 2021
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Breaking: Brazil Introduces Bill to Regulate Bitcoin ($BTC), Citizens Call it Flawed

By Prashant Jha
Published October 4, 2021 Updated October 4, 2021

Brazil’s special committee of the Chamber of Deputies a ‘Bitcoin Bill‘ to legalize the use of $BTC in the country. The Federal Deputy of the country Aureo Ribeiro called Bitcoin a worldwide currency with the potential to change millions of lives.

The recognition of Bitcoin by the Brazilian parliament is a big breakthrough towards global adoption as the country is the ninth-largest economy in the world.

The majority part of the bill however was focused on tightening regulations around crypto-related crimes where the penalty has been increased by two-thirds. Earlier, crypto money laundering was punished with 6-10 years of imprisonment, but with new regulations coming into effect, it would increase to 16 years. The approved bill would now be analyzed by the Plenary of the Chamber before being implemented.

“The new crypto regulations typify the crimes of fraud in the provision of services of virtual assets, creates the definition of virtual assets and deals with its regulation.”

The Federal Deputy claimed new regulations would improve investment opportunities as heavy fines and punishments would deter scammers. Ribeiro said,

“The market will advance and adjust in Brazil. There will no longer be profiteers using technology to deceive millions of Brazilians”

Brazilians not Happy With the Crypto Regulations

Bitcoin proponents in the West called the bill a great sign of crypto adoption, but Brazilians think otherwise. One of the citizens responded to a tweet claiming the new regulations are not a good thing as they levied heavy taxation on crypto and made banks the leader to make rules of the market.

“Hi, I’m a lawyer from Brazil and I don’t think it’s a good thing. They want to tax crypto and They want to the bank be the leader and say the rules. “

Apart from Brazil, Panama also introduced a bill to legalize the use of Bitcoin and Etheruem in the financial market. El Salvador’s Bitcoin adoption as a legal tender has created a domino effect leading to several other nations such as Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay take an interest and think about following in the footsteps of the Central American nation.

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An engineering graduate, Prashant focuses on UK and Indian markets. As a crypto-journalist, his interests lie in blockchain technology adoption across emerging economies.

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