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Bank of Russia Sets Out to Regulate Digital Asset Taxation, Exchange, Still Opposed to Crypto

Bank of Russia Sets Out to Regulate Digital Asset Taxation, Exchange, Still Opposed to CryptoThe Central Bank of Russia supports the development of digital financial assets but remains opposed to legalizing crypto payments, its top management has reiterated. The monetary authority is now working on a set of regulatory proposals that will be submitted to parliament by the end of the year. Russia’s Central Bank Takes Legislative Initiative in […]

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 OptionDays 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 […]

Sanctioned Russian Bank Tests In-app Operations With Digital Rubles

Sanctioned Russian Bank Tests In-app Operations With Digital RublesA Russian bank, one of the country’s largest by assets, has conducted a successful trial with digital ruble transactions processed through its mobile app. The state-owned Promsvyazbank was one the institutions placed under Western sanctions earlier this year in connection with Moscow’s actions in Ukraine. Russian Bank Experiments With Digital Ruble Transfers via Mobile Application […]

Pakistan Central Bank Governor on Cryptocurrency: ‘The Potential Risks Far Outweigh the Benefits’

The Pakistani central bank governor, Reza Baqir, recently revealed that his organization has determined the risks posed by cryptocurrencies “far outweigh the benefits.” The governor, however, suggested that if solutions that address these potential risks emerge, the central bank “is open to looking at them.” Crypto Said to Have No ‘Real Economic Benefits’ for Pakistan […]

Russian Finance Ministry to Draft 2 Crypto Laws as Central Bank Prepares Own Bills

Russian Finance Ministry to Draft 2 Crypto Laws as Central Bank Prepares Own BillsThe Russian Ministry of Finance has proposed the adoption of two pieces of legislation aimed at regulating cryptocurrencies. The drafts will be presented for public discussions expected to continue until March 18. Media reports have revealed that Bank of Russia has been working on alternative bills. Russian Ministry of Finance to Open Consultations on New […]

Crypto Exchange Binance Joins Expert Center at Russian Banks Association

Crypto Exchange Binance Joins Expert Center at Russian Banks AssociationDigital asset exchange Binance has become the first crypto company to support the Association of Banks of Russia in efforts devoted to regulating the country’s growing cryptocurrency market. The coin trading platform will also work with authorities in Moscow as they try to adopt rules for the industry. Binance to Provide Crypto Expertise to Russian […]

Bank of Russia Reports First Successful Digital Ruble Transfers Between Users

Bank of Russia Reports First Successful Digital Ruble Transfers Between UsersTesting of the digital ruble has started in Russia with the country’s central bank announcing the first complete transactions between individual wallets. The monetary authority, a staunch opponent of cryptocurrencies, says its digital currency will create new opportunities for citizens, businesses, and the Russian state. Digital Ruble Transactions Carried Out by Commercial Banks and Bank […]

Russian Government Eyes $13 Billion in Taxes From Crypto Economy

Russian Government Eyes $13 Billion in Taxes From Crypto EconomyAuthorities in Moscow expect to collect more than $13 billion as tax payments from the Russian crypto market, according to a government document quoted by media. The estimate comes as Russian institutions are holding discussions on the future of cryptocurrencies in the country. One Trillion Rubles to Enter State Coffers as Crypto Taxes, Russian Analysts […]

Russian Government Approves Plan to Regulate Cryptocurrency

Russian Government Approves Plan to Regulate CryptocurrencyThe federal government in Moscow has adopted a concept for regulating the Russian crypto space as early as this month. The new framework is expected to place cryptocurrency flows under state oversight, introduce strict obligations for market participants, and ensure investor protection. Russian Authorities Move to Legalize Crypto Economy The Russian government “has determined the […]

Report: Lebanon Planning to Devalue Currency by 93%, Depositors to Lose $38 Billion

The Lebanese government is reportedly planning to devalue the local currency by up to 93% in a desperate bid to receive funding from the International Monetary Fund (IMF). As part of the plan, a major portion of foreign currency deposits in the banking system will be converted into local currency at different exchange rates. Bailout […]