On May 9, the federal government published a resolution that resets the tax rate charged on imports of equipment used in cryptocurrency mining.
The decision on cryptocurrency mining was taken by the Foreign Trade Chamber (Gecex) of the Ministry of Economy and published in the Official Gazette of the Union.
Gecex Resolution No. 339 “changes to zero percent the rates of Import Tax levied on Computer and Telecommunications Goods that it mentions, as ex-tariffs.”
The text specifies, in item 34 of Annex 2, that the zero rate is intended only for machinery that works with the SHA256 algorithm, widely used for coin mining.
The approved resolution precisely points out the type of product that would be free of fees: “Servers dedicated to mining cryptocurrencies using the SHA256 algorithm, with energy efficiency measured at 25º Celsius equal to or less than 32 J/TH (joules/terahash).”
Cryptocurrency mining is solving math problems
In the mining process, high-level processing computers connected to the blockchain network compete to solve mathematical problems that value the network’s transactions. The computer that first discovers the answer to the problem is rewarded with an amount of coins, having thus “mined”.
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