Brazil Unveils Crypto Laws to Empower Police, Tax Agency

 7. February 2023      

• Brazil’s federal prosecution office is set to roll out a roadmap of activities that will grant the nation’s prosecutors, courts, and police officers powers to prosecute offenders and confiscate crypto.
• The MPF held a meeting to present documents to its criminal chamber and special crypto units.
• The MPF highlighted that the new development is born out of the ‘growing relevance’ of crypto, particularly in the legal sphere.

Brazil Unveils Crypto Legislation

Brazil’s Federal Public Ministry (MPF) has unveiled legislation regarding cryptocurrencies for police and tax authorities. This legislation will grant law enforcement officials with powers to seize digital assets as part of their efforts to combat crypto-related crimes.

Meeting To Present Documents

The MPF held a meeting on February 6th, 2023 which included representatives from the National Council of Justice, Federal Police, and Tax Agency. At this meeting they presented documents outlining their plans for seizing cryptocurrencies in an effort to prevent pyramid schemes and hacks related to cryptocurrency transactions.

Growing Relevance Of Crypto

The MPF noted that this development was due to a growing awareness among citizens about the potential benefits of cryptocurrencies and digital assets in terms of legal transactions. They also provided resources for prosecutors and law enforcers in order for them to become more familiar with various aspects of the cryptocurrency industry.

Final Text & Training Sessions

Incoming days will see final text from these guidelines sent off by Criminal Chamber while training sessions focusing on cryptocurrencies will be provided by MPF officials as well as law enforcement agents. This is intended as an effort towards regulation in Brazilian market with respect to cryptocurrency use cases.


Brazil’s decision serves as a reminder that governments across the world are becoming more aware of the potential benefits associated with cryptocurrency use cases, thus taking steps towards regulating them appropriately so that illegal activities can be prevented or curbed where needed.