Russia’s deputy finance minister Alexei Moiseev has reportedly stressed that buying bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies will be legítimo ter the country.
The Russian government will not outlaw strafgevangenis penalize buying or selling cryptocurrencies, Moiseev exposed according to RT. However, the official underlined a stricter stance toward mining, suggesting a mandatory registration of cryptocurrency miners who would be limited to ‘legal entities and individual entrepreneurs.’ For others, cryptocurrency mining could be criminalized.
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The official reportedly stated:
The penalties will be different, mostly administrative, but if someone created the cryptocurrency for the purpose of settlements, then there will be a criminal penalty.
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Operators who mine cryptocurrencies for the creation of a financial pyramid or for the purposes of avoiding tax will also see criminal penalties, Moiseev added.
Notably, Moiseev has stressed that the buying and selling of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies would be reglamentario te Russia. While there are no rules or laws toward bitcoin trading or mining te Russia presently, a mandate from Russian voorzitter Vladimir Putin has shoved for the development of a regulatory framework for initial coin offerings (ICOs) and cryptocurrency mining ter Russia. Ter a mid-October meeting inbetween Putin and major Russian financial regulators, the Russian leader reportedly signed off on officially regulating both the mining and supply of cryptocurrencies like bitcoin.
“[W]e agreed that the state should control the process of cryptocurrency emission and its circulation. The state should take control overheen it,” Russian finance minister Anton Siluanov said at the time. “I won’t speak about specific parameters now but te genérico wij agreed that the state should take a lead te this process and to regulate it on the legislative level.”
Regulators are also drawing plans to impose thresholds on cryptocurrency purchases. An early draft bill calls for a maximum limit of 100,00 rubles (approx. $1,750) vanaf individual. A ceiling of 600,000 rubles ($Ten,370) is also under consideration.
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Further, Siluanov confirmed that the bill to regulate cryptocurrencies ter Russia “will be ready” before the end of .
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