Russian Internet Development Institute (IDI) offered the president Vladimir Putin a roadmap regulating implementation of blockchain technology. Moreover, the roadmap includes proposals as to crowd-funding and crowd-investment, facilitate taxation of freelancers, and withdraw limitations on anonymous payments for tax and loan purposes.
According to Russian minister for communications, Nikolay Nikiforov, options of using bitcoin’s underlying technology of blockchain to the benefit of the state should be scrutinized. He told that on the sidelines of “Internet Economy” forum on December 21.
December 18, a draft code implying penalization of issuance and exchange of, and operation with “money surrogates”, was introduced to the Russian Parliament, the State Duma. Russian authorities were going to equal cryprocurrencies to the said surrogates, and even introduce criminal and administrative punishment for any operations related thereto.
Following the notorious court ruling as to the â€śeternal banâ€ť of several Russian websites, including extremely popular BitTorrent tracker Rutracker.org, RosKomSvoboda, The Center for Protection of Digital Rights, and some activists initiated a campaign titled â€śThe Battle of Runetâ€ť. The campaign provides for consolidation of efforts of those thinking the.
Interest towards blockchain in Russia continues growing, while bitcoin still faces the perspective of banning. Russian Ministry of Finance confirmed its intent to ban cryptocurrency in an exclusive comment to ForkLog.
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Sberbank, Russia’s biggest state-owned bank, is planning to join R3 in order to develop its services with the blockchain technology. This was announced by the bank’s deputy chairman, Leo Khasis, in an interview to Kommersant.