The monetary authority in Moscow, the Bank of Russia, wants those who use cryptocurrencies against the law to be held accountable. The financial regulator has proposed the introduction of legal liability for some operations with digital assets which it considers illegal.

Central Bank of Russia Aims to Prevent Circulation of Decentralized Currencies

Cryptocurrencies in the Russian Federation, as well as related activities, remain only partially regulated, mainly through the law “On Digital Financial Assets,” which went into force at the beginning of this year. One of the aspects that is still unclear is whether digital coins can be used to pay for goods and services.

The Central Bank of Russia (CBR) has remained consistently opposed to allowing payments with bitcoin and the like. The authority claims these are all “money surrogates” that are banned under current Russian legislation which recognizes the ruble as the only legal tender in the country that spans 11 time zones.

Bank of Russia Pushes to Introduce Liability for Illegal Use of Digital Assets

The CBR now wants to introduce legal…

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