In Russia plan to introduce a national cryptocurrency, wrote in a Friday newspaper “Kommersant”, citing the Federal financial monitoring service. State Secretary, Deputy Director of the Department Pavel Livadny told the publication that now this idea is being discussed with the stakeholders — representatives of banks, the meetings in the Ministry of Finance and the Central Bank. According to him, the bill yet.
The source explained that the Russian cryptocurrency does not have to be emission-free — generated by the computer according to a specific algorithm as bitcoin, it should have the Issuer’s rights and obligations. Such Issuer, he said, may be “financial institutions who will be entrusted with the issue of cryptocurrencies”.
The Ministry suggests that, most likely, this activity will be licensed. To exchange rubles or another currency for a cryptocurrency company and citizens will be able in the so-called exchange — on a special electronic platform. In addition, we plan to regulate and exchange rules. The identity of the acquiring cryptocurrency will definitely be identified, “to minimize anonymous transfers”.
It is assumed that simultaneously with the introduction of domestic regulated cryptocurrency will be banned from circulation on the territory of countries other cryptocurrency.
Informed market participants already supported the ideas about the introduction of cryptocurrency, the newspaper reminds. So, in the autumn of last year the payment system WebMoney suggested the Central Bank to act as an Issuer of cryptocurrency, which can be an alternative to electronic money. Electronic payment system Qiwi has even developed its own crypto currency and asked her to legalize. Also repeatedly received the proposal to give official status to the most common of cryptocurrency — bitcoin.
In July of last year, President Vladimir Putin expressed his attitude to the cryptocurrency. Then during communication with participants of the youth forum “Territory meanings on the Klyazma” he made the use of cryptocurrency as a unit of calculation in some areas. “Overall as a unit of calculation, as they are called, “coin”, they can be used, they are more and more widely spread. As some sort of equivalent in some segments of the calculation, it must be possible”, — said Putin.