Gref called as soon as possible to legalize cryptocurrencies in Russia

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Circulation of cryptocurrency in Russia need to legalize as soon as possible, the Central Bank is rather constructive dialogue in this sphere, said the head of Sberbank German Gref.

On Thursday, the Chairman of the Central Bank Olga Skorobogatova reported that the Bank of Russia in a month will represent a variant of normative documents on taxation of cryptocurrencies, including bitcoin, as a digital product.

«I think it (cryptocurrency — ed.) as soon as possible to resolve, to think, to experiment. It’s not something that can and should be banned. Legislative attempt to prohibit all stopped, and now it seems to me, is quite a constructive dialogue and the Central Bank — the attempt to understand, what to do with it», — said Gref on a press-conferences the initiative of the Central Bank on the taxation of cryptocurrencies.

Does Russia need its own cryptocurrency?

  • Yes, but it is necessary to strictly control
  • No, a cryptocurrency should be banned
  • I don’t follow the theme

Resultation does Russia have its own cryptocurrency?

  • 31%

    Yes, but it is necessary to strictly control

  • 37.8%

    No, a cryptocurrency should be banned

  • 31.2%

    I don’t follow the theme

All proygressive»I think new technologies attempt to act prohibitions leads to the fact that we are starting very much to lose to competitors,» — said a top Manager.

«The whole story with bitcoin as a Central banker, former and present, I don’t like. It is a Vice of money, a surrogate. How to deal with it, I don’t know. It’s such a long story, the answer is don’t know,» retorted the ex-Central Bank Chairman Sergei Ignatyev, who heads the Supervisory Board of Sberbank.

Now in Russia there is a ban on production of money substitutes, but the responsibility for failure to comply with this prohibition is not installed. The Ministry of Finance prepared a bill to cryptocurrencies, which, in particular, was to criminalize their use. Later, however, the Russian authorities decided to abandon such harsh measures. The exchange rate of bitcoin to the dollar this week has historical records. During the year the exchange rate of bitcoin has grown about 5 times, now it is trading around $ 2560.

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