Russia Starts Developing Mechanism for International Crypto Payments

Russia Starts Developing Mechanism for International Crypto Payments

Financial authorities in Russia have begun work on a mechanism to facilitate the employment of cryptocurrencies for settlements with other nations amid sanctions. The country’s central bank and finance ministry have already agreed on a draft law regulating cross-border crypto payments. Regulators in Russia Move Toward Legalizing Use of Cryptocurrency in Foreign Trade Russian authorities […]

Bank of Russia to Promote Digital Ruble in Foreign Trade as Finance Ministry Pushes for Crypto Option

Bank of Russia to Promote Digital Ruble in Foreign Trade as Finance Ministry Pushes for Crypto Option

Days after the two institutions agreed on the need for cross-border crypto payments, the finance ministry and the central bank of Russia are once again highlighting their different priorities. While the treasury department aims for legalizing cryptocurrency payments in the coming months, the monetary authority says it will “actively promote” its digital currency for international […]

Russia Explores Stablecoins for Settlements With Friendly Nations

Russia Explores Stablecoins for Settlements With Friendly Nations

Russia is cooperating with friendly countries on the potential employment of stablecoins in international payments, a top government official unveiled. The news comes after key institutions in Moscow agreed that the Russian Federation needs to legalize cross-border crypto payments in the face of sanctions. Russia Looking to Build Stablecoin Platforms to Facilitate Trade With Partners […]

Russia’s Finance Ministry Supports Circulation of Stablecoins in Country

Russia’s Finance Ministry Supports Circulation of Stablecoins in Country

The Russian Ministry of Finance is ready to back the legalization of transactions with stablecoins in Russia, according to a high-ranking representative. While the ministry recognizes that cryptocurrencies could lay the ground for a new financial system, the department is unsure if it will be better than the current one. Russia’s Minfin Open to Legalizing […]

Bank of Russia Ready to Legalize Crypto Mining If Miners Sell Minted Coins Abroad

Bank of Russia Ready to Legalize Crypto Mining If Miners Sell Minted Coins Abroad

The Central Bank of Russia would agree to the legalization of cryptocurrency mining, provided the proceeds from the activity are converted to fiat outside of Russia. The regulator’s latest position on the matter comes after it softened its stance on the possible use of cryptocurrencies for payments, even if only internationally. Central Bank of […]

Russian Finance Ministry Rules Out Sale of Oil for Bitcoin

Russian Finance Ministry Rules Out Sale of Oil for Bitcoin

The Russian government considers bitcoin as a payment option for small business transactions, not for oil exports, the country’s finance ministry has indicated. A top official emphasized the department means that cryptocurrencies may be used in barter deals, but not as legal tender. Crypto Payments Not for Russian State Settlements, Ministry of Finance Says Cryptocurrency […]

Tough Crypto Law Expected in Russia Despite Central Bank’s Softer Stance on Crypto Payments

Tough Crypto Law Expected in Russia Despite Central Bank’s Softer Stance on Crypto Payments

The bill “On Digital Currency,” meant to comprehensively regulate crypto transactions in Russia, will be a “tough” law, according to the head of the State Duma Financial Market Committee. The legislation is yet to be finalized and will not be reviewed by lawmakers in the near future, Anatoly Aksakov revealed in an interview, despite Bank […]