Following the publication of a guide on the official website of the Argentine government recognizing cryptocurrencies and explaining the most basic concepts related to them, The government decided to withdraw it. When you access the guide link, the page displays: “This page or website is not available. Please check the address or enter it again later. “
However, even today, it is still possible to access the information mentioned in the government guide by reviewing the history of the internet. This enables us to confirm the information (and position) that the Argentine government presented to the public at any given time.
The guide, already unpublished, Cryptocurrencies have been mentioned as “a type of digital currency that can be used to save, buy and sell online” and cryptocurrencies can be used “like any other payment method”.
Why did the Argentine government remove the cryptocurrency guide?
In order to have a real reason why the Argentine government decided to delete the guide, despite the search for this medium, it would be necessary to have direct contact with the government. These comments have not yet been obtained at the time this notice was posted.
To get some clarity on this matter, we spoke to Nicolás Litvinoff, an Argentine economist and expert on the cryptocurrency market in the South American nation.
Litvinoff told us as a theory and possible interpretation of the events that occurred that the guide contradicts the category that cryptocurrencies had previously been assigned as a financial asset, as it was mentioned as a negotiating chip, according to the publication.
Litvinoff made it clear that the first interpretation to understand cryptocurrencies as a financial asset is currently applicable in the Argentine legal framework The already unpublished guide contradicted what was stipulated by law.
* This article will be updated as we get more information about it.