Ukraine’s parliamentary committee on financial policy and banking has started developing a bill that would regulate cryptocurrency turnover. The committee’s head Sergei Rybalka wrote on Facebook: “We started working on a cryptocurrency bill in our parliamentary committee. They are gaining traction all over the world.” Notably, deputy head of Ukraine’s.
Deputy head of Ukraine’s National Bank Oleg Churiy has stated that the regulator does not consider bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies a currency, and sees scam-related risks inherent in their usage.
The head of Russia’s Central Bank Elvira Nabiullina strongly dismissed the proposal to legalize cryptocurrencies voiced by an unnamed entrepreneur at the meeting with the Russian president.
According to Elina Sidorenko, the head of the Russian parliament’s interdepartmental working group on cryptocurrencies, the country’s Parliament isn’t going to review the bill on legalization of cryptocurrencies anytime soon.
The Bank of Russia believes admitting cryptocurrencies or any other financial instruments associated with digital currencies to trading and turnover in Russia’s clearing infrastructure is premature.
The Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers on the Financial Stability Board met last week to discuss the issue of cryptocurrency regulation. The participants engaged in a debate about the legal status of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. “Everyone understands the importance of blockchain and cryptocurrency as innovative technologies, the importance of developing.
Regulators in China have banned all initial public coin offerings (ICOs) pending a review and the possible introduction of regulations to control the booming market.
Russia’s ministry of finance intends to ban selling bitcoins to individuals, the deputy minister of finance Alexei Moiseev stated in his interview with Rossiya-24 news channel.