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Bitcoin Payments

Russia’s deputy finance minister has said that pending legislation on digital currencies is likely to include a ban on bitcoin payments. According to state-backed Russian news source TASS, Alexey Moiseev, the deputy finance minister of Russia, said: “No regulator doubts that payments will be banned.” Additionally, he implied that discussions on the regulation of the cryptocurrency …

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As Russia’s Central Bank explores the ways in which it can regulate the digital currency Bitcoin, the bank’s governor has raised questions as to whether it can be classed as a currency. In a recent interview with CNBC, Elvira Nabiullina, governor of the Russian Central Bank, stated that she views Bitcoin as a digital asset …

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