Digital financial assets in the future can be allowed to legally exchange for rubles, said Deputy Minister Alexei Moiseev. “Then the status will be a bit like the status of foreign currencies, which are allowed to change in certain places, exchange, store, but are not allowed to buy and sell goods and services” he said in an interview with Rossia 24.
At the same time, the official noted that the draft law on cryptocurrencies does not aim at circumvention of sanctions, but it creates such an opportunity. “Here, in the first place, you can talk about certain jurisdictions, which are difficult to raise funds. This is the Republic of Crimea, in the first place, and the city of Sevastopol. If someone wants to open a cafe there, it’s hard for a person to find good loan deals, and holding an ICO and in fact closes this problem, “the deputy head of the Finance Ministry said to TASS.
Today, the State Duma adopted in the first reading a bill that creates the basis for regulating legal relations in the digital economy. The amendments introduce the concept of “digital money” or “cryptocurrency”. At the same time, the main rule is fixed, according to which they can not be a legal means of payment. Source: govoritmoskva.ru