Brazilian Senate Announces Incoming Approval of the “Bitcoin Law”
Things regarding cryptocurrency seem to be coming along in Brazil but the bill will not make Bitcoin legal tender as in El Salvador per the article.
Brazilian Senate announces incoming approval of the ‘Bitcoin law’
The bill regulating the cryptocurrency market in Brazil is expected to be approved by the National Congress in the first half of this year, according to Cointelegraph Brazil.
The legislation, which has been debated in the Chamber of Deputies since 2015, has been approved in the first round of consideration. The Senate has attached it to another crypto-focused bill, which has already been approved by the Economic Affairs Committee of the Senate.
Two legislators, Senator Irajá Abreu and Deputy Aureo Ribeiro, both rapporteurs of the aforementioned proposals in their respective legislative chambers, are drafting a unified text of the bill that will be sent to the full Senate vote.
“I’m doing everything in contact with the Chamber’s rapporteur, who did a very good job. The Central Bank’s technical team has also been very helpful. The texts are similar and converged into one,” said Senator Irajá.
Irajá also pointed out that the president of the Senate, Rodrigo Pacheco, is expected to put the unified bill to an April plenary vote. He said:
“By joining the projects together, we accelerated the approval of this cryptocurrency milestone. There is a market demand for a safer business environment and the need for criminal classification to avoid fraud, in addition to adjusting Brazil to international agreements.”
The approval of the law in plenary will not make Bitcoin legal tender in Brazil as it does in El Salvador.