Claudia Sheinbaum elected, Mexico’s crypto policy to continue

Recently, Mexico witnessed a historical moment when the former mayor of Mexico City, Claudia Sheinbaum, became the country’s first female president. This achievement is significant not only for advancing gender equality in Mexico but also implies that Mexico’s current government is likely to continue its policies and strategies regarding crypto regulation in the future.

Sheinbaum, a member of the Morena party and an ally of the current Mexican president, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, will most likely adhere to the existing legal framework concerning cryptocurrencies. Although the candidate did not pay much attention to digital currencies during her campaign, the policies implemented will significantly influence the crypto market’s development in Mexico.

The current government in Mexico has approached the new digital form of currency cautiously but has not left it out from taxation by levying a standard 20% tax on all profits earned from the use of cryptographic currencies and observing strictly the intergovernmental guidelines on combating and against money laundering and financing for terrorism about the digital currency exchanges. These actions illustrate a mid-level approach that does not reject the positive aspects of blockchain technology, which can also prevent misuse and positively affect financial stability.

Since Sheinbaum is the new president-elect, her position on regulating cryptocurrency is essential. This is pertinent given the current political climate in the United States. President Joe Biden recently vetoed a bill to overturn the SEC’s directive for institutions to disclose their crypto holdings as assets. This is an area of continuing debate about specific regulatory frameworks in the USA, which could affect Mexico due to heavy traffic in the flow of remittances between the two countries.

There has been a positive reaction from the Mexican crypto community as well as firms after the election of Sheinbaum. They are rejoicing in her win while keeping their fingers crossed for the stability of cryptocurrency in the country. Under her leadership, it is expected that Mexico will further establish itself as one of the vital crypto players in the world. The community expects that Sheinbaum will remain committed to developing digital assets and blockchain to enhance the economy further while fighting against security and financial integrity threats.

Another opportunity is that Sheinbaum may change Mexico’s stance towards cryptocurrencies during her presidency. Such effects might be conditioned by global processes and relations with other countries, such as America. As Mexico assumes this complex task, the actors within the crypto space are eagerly waiting for policies that will help unlock society’s potential for innovation advancement.

This critical juncture in Mexico’s political and economic landscape could allow the new administration to recalibrate its position on digital assets and technology. Many regulations lag behind technology advancement and market trends. Cryptocurrency enthusiasts, particularly the Mexican fintech sector, will keenly follow Sheinbaum’s leadership to steer Mexico towards a more open and digital economy.

Trevor Holman

Trevor Holman follows crypto industry since 2011. He joined CryptoNewsZ as a news writer and he provides technical analysis pieces and current market data. He is also an avid trader. In his free time, he loves to explore unexplored places.

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