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Brazil Regulators Move to Block Bitcoin Mining Investments

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The Brazilian Securities and Exchange Commission (KVM) has decided to suspend the offer of securities related to a local bitcoin mining operation.

In a statement issued Feb. 28, the securities regulator said that the banquet offline for hosting is not allowed, indicating how solicitations are disseminated via social networks, including Facebook and Twitter.

"The [Authority] noted that the above-mentioned company and personality are getting worse ... A quota-related investment opportunity in a bitcoin mining investment group (" Hasbrasil "), using the call to the public for the conclusion of the Contracts that may be included in the legal concept of security, "wrote the agency, according to a simple translation of the statement.
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The agency also attempted to fine Hash Brasil operators with a fine of R $ 5,000 per day - valued at approximately $ 1,500 - if they failed to comply with the suspension.

Signs indicate that the warning has almost touched the project. In a post on Facebook from March 1 - The day after the main statement of the KVM - The team behind Hat Brasil said they had temporarily shut down their activities in light of the display.

"We will inform the measures we will take to protect and protect the interests of our customers, always on a regular and legal basis," reads the explanation.

In Brazil, regulators have been very disdainful about cryptocivilizations in the past, including critical comments from the country's central bank. Last October, for example, the head of the Central Bank, Ilan Goldfajn, said he believed Bitcoin was a pyramid scheme.



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