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BOFF, Salete Oro  and  FERREIRA, Natasha Alves. The Social Benefits of the Bitcoin as Currency. Anu. Mex. Der. Inter [online]. 2016, vol.16, pp.499-523. ISSN 1870-4654.

Technology have brought about concepts which once merged with the economic field have allowed for solutions to be found which society faced several times, such as: inflation, economic cycles, untrustworthy financial institutions and the lack of universalization of financial services for the entire population. This article aims to elucidate both the conceptual part of the Bitcoin addressing the historical, economic and legal aspects as well as the possible social benefits that the currency can bring as a first alternative, based on technology, to the traditional money controlled by the State. The method used for this purpose is the deductive one and the technique is the bibliographical research, starting from the examples of the use of q money throughout history and the rise of Bitcoin as currency.

Keywords : Bitcoin; Digital currency; New Technologies; Law; Social Benefits.

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