The Federation Council assessed the prospects of cryptocurrencies in Russia


It is too early to consider cryptocurrencies as official means of payment in Russia – this is the opinion of Elena Perminova, First Deputy Chairman of the Committee on Budget and Financial Markets of the Federation Council.

The Federation Council assessed the prospects of cryptocurrencies in Russia

V interview to the URA.ru agency, the senator noted that in the Federation Council she is engaged in the analysis of cryptocurrencies in the financial market.

“Cryptocurrencies today are like on a swing – up and down. Probably, there is a future for them, probably there will be something. But I don’t see them as the official currency in the government’s settlements yet, ”Perminova came to this conclusion.

This week, the Prosecutor General’s Office proposed recognizing cryptocurrency as property that falls within the scope of the Criminal Code.

Earlier, the chairman of the State Duma, Viacheslav Volodin, instructed to create a working group that will deal with the legal regulation of cryptocurrency mining.

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