Russia Said to Allow Crypto Mining in Regions With Hydroelectric and Nuclear Power

Russia Said to Allow Crypto Mining in Regions With Hydroelectric and Nuclear Power

Cryptocurrency mining should be allowed in areas with excess energy and prohibited in those that experience deficits, according to Russian officials preparing to legalize it. An expert from the crypto industry has recently marked the regions where Moscow is likely to authorize mining and the ones where it will probably ban the extraction of digital […]

Crypto Payments May Not Help Russia Bypass Sanctions, Experts Say

Crypto Payments May Not Help Russia Bypass Sanctions, Experts Say

Russia is preparing to authorize international crypto payments but people involved in the industry doubt this would allow the country to circumvent sanctions. At the same time, the United States has been tightening the noose, recently targeting the use of cryptocurrencies to dodge the financial restrictions imposed by the West with new legislation in Congress. […]

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 […]

Russian Businesses to Choose Which Crypto to Use for Cross-Border Settlements, Lawmaker Says

Russian Businesses to Choose Which Crypto to Use for Cross-Border Settlements, Lawmaker Says

Russian companies may start transacting in cryptocurrency with partners abroad as early as next year and will be free to pick the coin they want to use, officials in Moscow have indicated. The sanctioned country is preparing to legalize foreign trade settlements with digital assets and this could happen in the coming months. Russian Government […]

Top Russian Lawmaker Joins Calls for Legalizing International Crypto Payments

Top Russian Lawmaker Joins Calls for Legalizing International Crypto Payments

A high-ranking member of the Russian parliament has urged for the adoption of a relevant legal framework to properly regulate cross-border crypto payments. His proposal comes after key regulators in Moscow said that Russia needs to allow the use of cryptocurrencies in foreign trade, now that it’s having to deal with serious financial restrictions. Financial […]

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 […]