Wednesday, January 19

Federal Police will send agents to El Salvador to take Bitcoin course

The Federal Police of Brazil (PF) will send agents to El Salvador in 2022, with the objective of conducting a Bitcoin course in the country. It is worth remembering that El Salvador is the first country to legalize Bitcoin as a legal tender, and it is possible to make any payment using the currency on the spot.

Recently, the LaBitconf event drew the attention of the world community to the small country in Central America, which stood out as the first to buy Bitcoin as well.

El Salvador’s relationship with Bitcoin even has a mining operation using the energy of volcanoes, something that marked this adoption.

PF will send agents to El Salvador for Bitcoin course

In recent years, the Federal Police has gone through several training sessions on the subject of Bitcoin. Recently, the Regional Superintendent of the Federal Police (PF) in Rondônia, Agostinho Cascardo Junior, declared that continuous training in this sector is essential, especially in combating crimes.

But soon, two PF agents are going to take a course on Bitcoin in El Salvador, a country that attracted attention by legalizing the currency.

According to an order published in the Official Gazette of the Union this Monday (20), signed by the Director General of the Federal Police Paulo Gustavo Maiurino, both will remain in the country between January 15 and 29, 2022.

“[…] authorizes Federal Police Chief EDER FRANCIS OLIVEIRA and Federal Police Agent CARLOS EDUARDO DE PAULA PACHECO E SOUZA to leave the country to participate in the Investigation Course on the Criminal Use of Cryptocurrency in San Salvador/El Salvador, in the period of 15 to January 29, 2022, including transit, with limited charge”.

According to the government’s order, it is not clear what the event’s curriculum will be and who is organizing it, but it shows that PF agents are going to a country where Bitcoin continues to gain adoption and should see the uses of the technology closely.

El Salvador, it is worth remembering, passed the Bitcoin Law in Congress after being introduced by President Nayib Bukele, but declared to the world that it would take steps to ensure that the currency was not used for criminal activities.

In Brazil, the PF has already carried out several operations against crimes involving Bitcoin in recent months, whether in financial pyramids, such as money laundering, cyber crimes, among others. With the training of agents in an international environment, it is expected that more knowledge will be brought to the country, to continue the fight against crimes provided for in Brazilian legislation.