Brazil is running a campaign about Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, which has led to the creation of a new law that would make it legal to use them as a form of payment. Federal Deputy Paulo Martins came up with the bill, which is meant to change the rules that are already in place. It does this by including a number of rules that would allow the government including this platform Bitcoin Smarter to back cryptocurrency payments and investments.
A new measure would legalize bitcoin usage in Brazil.
Brazil is one of the Latin American countries that has made progress in regulating cryptocurrencies in the past year. Now, there is a new bill in the Brazilian Congress that tries to make bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies a legal way to pay. The name of this bill is the Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrency Payment Support Act.
Article 835 of the Civil Procedure Code will have a new way to do things if the bill passes.
Crypto assets are digital representations of value that are not money and have their own unit of measurement. Using cryptography and distributed ledger technologies, they are traded electronically. Crypto assets can be used as a financial asset, a means of exchange or payment, a way to get access to goods and services, or as an investment.
How the Courts Collect Crypto
The measure would also make it possible for cryptocurrency to be used in the legal system to collect and pay off debts. It would also explain in detail how to use this technology. The measure protects people's private keys by making it clear that the courts will never be able to get their hands on them.
This is the first and most important step. For a cryptocurrency debt to be forgiven, the creditor would have to get the necessary bitcoins from the debtor and put them in the court's wallet.
If a debt needs to be paid, the courts will work with middlemen, who will then freeze the debtors' cryptocurrency assets to make sure they meet their obligations. But the bill does not say what should be done if there are no middlemen holding the money. This means that the assets are in a wallet that only the owner can access.
Part of what the Brazilian government is doing to set clear rules about how cryptographic currencies can be used on Brazilian soil is to do things like this. Another rule about cryptocurrencies has already been looked at and passed by the Brazilian Senate. It's likely that the second chamber of the Brazilian Congress will also pass this bill in the coming weeks and months. Other countries look to Brazil's “crypto legislation” as an example.
The Brazilian delegate was happy that the “Bitcoin Law” was passed, and he pointed out that Brazilians already have access to Bitcoin in a number of ways, including the chance to buy, sell, and invest in this market sector.
Aureo, on the other hand, said that the market was not regulated yet, so it didn't have any legal standing. But he was sure that after the measure was signed into law, many other countries would be able to copy the way his country regulated things.
“We fought for a few years to get a text that finally acknowledges this asset,” he said. “Finally, we've made it.”
This will make it possible for transactions to happen in our country that involves this asset. A government agency will oversee these transactions. Aureo Ribeiro said that he was sure the proposed law had everything it needed to make Bitcoin work better in Brazil.
He was quick to point out that the law has a lot of support from the government and that Arthur Lira, the president of the Chamber of Deputies, had already said he supported it. This means that there aren't many more things that could stop it from becoming law. During his speech, he brought this up a lot.