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How Will Brazil’s Central Bank Regulate Crypto?

Brazil’s central bank (pictured) is working on new regulations for cryptocurrencies. // File Photo: Agência Brasil.

Brazil’s central bank said May 20 that it is separating the process of regulating cryptocurrencies into phases and expects proposals by the end of the year. Brazil’s Congress passed a law on the subject in 2022, leading the central bank to regulate the assets. What are the most significant regulations that could come out of the process, and what regulations are most needed? How will the process affect consumers and financial service providers in Brazil? How widely adopted are cryptocurrencies in Brazil?

Mijail Popov, analyst specialist in crypto assets at Americas Market Intelligence: “The Central Bank of Brazil has been recognized as the most innovative and disruptive central bank in Latin America. Its coordinated agenda toward financial services innovation is well-regarded in the industry. Regarding cryptocurrencies, it is expected that the central bank will finally move toward establishing a clear and positive regulatory framework for the development of the industry in Brazil. Clear operational standards and authorization processes for virtual assets service providers (VASPs), enhanced measures to protect investors from scams and fraud, and specific stablecoin regulations for cross-border and domestic payments are some of the key areas anticipated to be the pillars of the forthcoming regulations. For consumers, these regulations aim to create a safer and more transparent market, mitigating the risks associated with unregulated crypto transactions. Both financial and crypto service providers will need to adapt to new…”

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