01Sep/19

Crypto News From Brazil and Portugal: Aug. 24-31 in Review

This week saw major expansion of crypto payments in Brazil, new standards freeing Bitcoin from Portuguese taxes, and the allegedly fraudulent Grupo Bitcoin Banco’s refusal to pay clients their deposited funds.  Brazil’sRead More…

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26Aug/19

Brazil Central Bank Adopts IMF Guidelines for Crypto Classification

The Central Bank of Brazil has moved to classify bought or sold cryptocurrency assets per International Monetary Fund (IMF) guidelines. Brazil’s central bank announced its decision on Aug. 26. With the newRead More…

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08Jul/19

Brazil Requires New Diplomats to Know About Blockchain and Crypto

The Brazilian diplomatic academy, the Rio Branco Institute, will now require that candidates have knowledge of cryptocurrencies and blockchain, Cointelegraph Brazil reported on July 8. The Rio Branco Institute — established inRead More…

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18Jun/19

Brazilian BTC Exchange Faces Numerous Lawsuits From Clients Unable to Access Funds

Clientele from multiple states in Brazil have filed lawsuits against bitcoin (BTC) investments firm Bitcoin Bank Group for inaccessible crypto funds, according to a report by Cointelegraph Brasil on June 18. TheRead More…

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11Mar/19

Brazilian Exchange Mercado Bitcoin Wins $350,000 Legal Tussle Against Banco Santander

The Court of Justice in São Paulo, Brazil, has recently ruled Banco Santander has to unfreeze the account of a local cryptocurrency exchange, Mercado Bitcoin, with over 1.35 million reals ($350,000) inRead More…

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