On the night of last Thursday (August 23), the Brazilian entrepreneur and candidate for state deputy, Karl Dietz, took a stand on the cryptocurrencies and the development of technologies in Brazil. Currently, digital assets do not have any specific legislation or regulations in the Brazilian legal system.
In practice, Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are not tied to Brazil’s state-owned economies, and therefore can not be considered as currencies, even if they combine several aspects that could define them as such.
The challenge that the candidate intends to defend in politics, if elected, is to bring the digital economy to the reality of Brazilians, inserting a new thinking and new solutions through technology.
“For Brazil to really develop, it is necessary to push an F5 button, so that the country will be updated and ready to grow along with the technologies available here,” said Karl Dietz during the launch of his campaign as a state deputy candidate.
According to the proposals of the future state deputy, the insertion of technology and the digital economy must begin in education, away from the traditional, creating intelligence centers and mobilizing parents and educators in the formation of young thinkers, entrepreneurs and totally innovative.
In addition to supporting and advocating legalization and encouraging the use of cryptocurrencies in Brazil, Karl Dietz also proposes the inclusion of new subjects in the curriculum of Brazilian schools such as Digital Education, Finance, Leadership & Entrepreneurship, Basic Law and Social Assistance.
Shared work spaces, known as coworking, and homeschooling are also proposals that come up in the candidate’s project.
This is the first time that a candidate for political office stands on the cryptocurrencies and digital economy in Brazil. Although the assets are not yet legalized, today, the country is the seventh in the world that operates cryptocurrencies exchange. That is, even without official regulations, Brazilians are becoming increasingly interested in and investing in the digital economy.