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Comment: Regulatory framework on virtual assets in Brazil aims to boost crime prevention, promote legal certainty

By Paula Mariane
  • 28 Dec 2022 22:12
  • 28 Dec 2022 22:12
The first Brazilian law regulating virtual asset services strengthens legal certainty and provides security to the operation of cryptocurrency exchanges at a time that when more advanced technologies boost the crypto market and, consequently, financial crimes become more sophisticated.

The law, 14.478/2022, which was published in Brazil’s official journal on Dec. 22, establishes

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Paula Mariane

Correspondent, Latin America


Paula is a journalist and photographer from Brazil with more than 10 years of experience in covering social, political and international affairs. Before joining MLex, she worked at CNN Brasil and Al Jazeera as a writer and producer. TEDx speaker and author of the book “Bonds of Honor,” Paula is the first civilian to produce a long-term photographic series of the Brazilian Army.

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