- The Russian legislature posted a refreshed adaptation of their new draft law “On Digital Financial Assets” for public remark.
- The new law does not imply that Russians cannot hold digital money or digital money related resources lawfully.
- There will be no lawful punishment for owning cryptocurrency, mentioned in a report published by RCB Russia.
Russia: The New Draft Law
The Russian legislature posted a refreshed adaptation of their new draft law “On Digital Financial Assets” this Monday for public remark. Alongside it, there was an added document that fundamentally changes the manner in which digital currency is directed in Russia. This was after the implementation of new significant rules defying the norms that accompany legitimate punishment. On the other hand, the uplifting news is, Russians don’t need to surrender their obsession with digital currencies at least for now.
The law is definitely not a significant move. It is an order from the central bank with respect to the official positions on privately issued cryptocurrencies. However, it anyway forbid the dissemination of all cryptocurrencies along with mining and cryptocurrencies promotion.
Further, the new law does not imply that citizens of russia cannot hold digital money or digital money related resources lawfully. Likewise, the Russian central bank has not yet presented the principle for consideration in cryptocurrency as a security. The Russian crypto space is still hanging tight for rules and policies. Russian authorities have been contending about the crypto rules and guidelines since January 2018.
Some Guidelines for Owners of Cryptocurrency
Artem Kalikhov, chief product officer of Waves Enterprises also stated that “cryptocurrency go completely into the grey zone in Russia”. Russian individuals who own a couple of bitcoins are not in danger. However, all cryptocurrency exchange and wallets facilitated on Russian sites with ‘a.ru’ towards the end seem currently in danger, as mentioned by Kalikhov.
On Thursday a week ago Anatoly Aksakovo, a member of Russian state Duma said, Russian individuals, can purchase and hold digital currencies. However, they ought to pronounce it on their taxes. By announcing it, legitimate insurances will be given to them, since the digital money will be considered as property. But on the off chance that they don’t announce it, they won’t have any lawful securities. However, in any case, there will be no lawful punishment for owning cryptocurrency as mentioned by a report published by RCB Russia. Aksakovo also mentioned that new laws for digital currencies won’t go into effect until summer.
After this Aksakovo also mentioned that “there will be no digital currency platforms operating on the territory of Russia”. This indirectly indicates no exchange. Danilevski also said, “as far I can see, this fight is against cryptocurrencies, not with token or blockchain”.