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Russians Has No Plan To Mirror China's Total Crypto Crackdown

bitcoinworld.co.in 13 October 2021 03:18, UTC
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Despite, the country banning crypto payments, Russians still get access to buy and trade digital assets like Bitcoin.

Also, the crypto payments is active since January. However, the government as at now will not completely ban trading for Russians.

The local news agency Interfax, Alexey Moiseev reports the deputy finance minister of the Russians Federation explanations. He says Russian citizens will continue to buy and use cryptocurrencies outside the country. Yes, on foreign exchanges without the fear of legal action in the country. Notably, Russians can purchase and trade cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin (BTC) despite ban.

“Russians citizens can have a wallet open outside the Russian Federation,..”
“but if they operate within the Russian Federation then they will be subject to bans,…”
“I think, for the entire foreseeable future, due to our financial sovereignty,”

Moiseev says.

Furthermore, The deputy finance minister notes that lawmakers will need to investigate and define digital currencies and blockchain technology. Especially, in Russia’s civil code. However, The Russians government claims making Bitcoin an official currency will have a negative impacts. Especially, on the country’s financial and economic system.

More so, This position is totally opposite to that of China’s financial and regulatory institutions issuing anti-crypto statements and policies.

Lastly, A Russian officials claims a digital ruble by the country’s central bank will come in handy than BTC and other cryptos. Anatoly Aksakov is chairman of the Russian State Duma Committee on Financial Markets. Akdakov notes sometime last year that a Russians central bank digital currency will become an integral part of national settlements by 2024.

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