Rio de Janeiro wants to become the “crypto eco-ecosystem of Brazil,” a city hall official said.
- Rio de Janeiro wants to be the “crypto eccosystem of Brazil”.
- This was stated by the Secretary of Finance and Planning of the City Council
- The city created a Crypto-Investment Committee
Beaches, mountains, carnivals, samba, girls, caipirinhas … Rio de Janeiro is a tourist city par excellence, known for everything that can be enjoyed there. Now, not content with all its potential for tourism, it wants to add an extra ingredient: being a crypto city.
In an interview with Boletim Bitcoin, Andrea Senko, Secretary of Finance and Planning for the Rio de Janeiro government, said the city government plans to integrate with Bitcoin the biggest and most popular cryptocurrency in the world. It is a decentralized digital currency that enables users to make trustless peer-to-peer transactions. and crypto. The local government stated that it aims to make the city become a “Brazil’s crypto ecosystem”.
It is worth noting that the Brazilian city’s relationship with cryptocurrencies is nothing new. In January of this year, it was made public that there were plans by the city to convert the 1% of the treasury into Bitcoin . Mayor Eduardo Paes said the decision was inspired by Miami, which also had a lot of plans related to Bitcoin among them payment of taxes , pay public employees with it and that the alcalde Francis Suárez ganara su sueldo en la criptomoneda.
Likewise, Rio de Janeiro had also revealed its plans for the start of the pay taxes using Bitcoin as a means of payment from 2023.
And he even participated in carnivals a comparsa of Bitcoin and 2019.
Rio at the forefront
When asked by the Brazilian media about the adoption of the Bitcoin Andrea Senko said:
“Rio, because of its vocation as a global city, is attentive to the main changes and innovations in the world, and is always at the forefront of these issues. The city has an eye to the future, and the City Council has been following the technological and economic advances […]”.
The goal is to make Rio the cryptographic ecosystem of Brazil, helping the city become the innovation and technology capital capital is most commonly defined as the large sum of money you would use to invest. of the country.
The city of Rio de Janeiro established a Municipal Committee of Cryptoinvestments to assist in administrative decisions related to the market. When asked about the organization’s activities, she said:
“The Municipal Cryptoinvestment Committee – CMCI, constituted on 30 March 2022, is working on a cryptoasset a cryptoasset is any digital asset that uses cryptographic technologies to maintain its operation as a currency or decentralized application. investment policy and a governance in the world of cryptocurrencies, governance is defined as the people or organizations that have decision-making powers regarding the project. model for decision-making. This contribution will follow a methodology attentive to the oscillations and risks of this market an area or arena, online or offline, in which commercial dealings are conducted. and is being developed by the City Council”.
But when asked whether other municipalities have shown the same interest in adopting Bitcoin, the answer was negative:
“So far, we have not been contacted by other public entities to study this possibility with Rio de Janeiro.” Dijo.
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