Russian Government Officials Reach Agreement To Legalize Crypto for Cross-Border Settlements: Report

Russian Government Officials Reach Agreement To Legalize Crypto for Cross-Border Settlements: Report


Russia is reportedly legalizing digital assets for cross-border settlements under a new agreement struck by the country’s top financial authorities.

According to a report by Russia-based publication Kommersant, Russian Deputy Finance Minister Alexei Moiseev says the Ministry of Finance and the Central Bank have agreed on the new policy.

Says Moiseev in the report,

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“It generally describes how to acquire cryptocurrency, what can be done with it, and how it can or cannot be settled with it in the first place in cross-border settlements.”

Moiseev previously said the country was going to move in this direction while making sure there were controls in place to prevent money laundering and illegal drug buying.

“Because the infrastructure that we plan to create is too rigid for the

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