You can buy a Tesla with crypto or a house in the Emirates – you can do it with our own crypto. So, whose economy is going to benefit? <...> Let us work with the Central Bank to see what risks they see. If it is the inflation they are afraid of, I do not see it — Oleg Evtushenko, Executive Director, Russian Technologies State Corporation.
As for transactions within the country, we take a consolidated position with the Central Bank on this issue: we do not need to do this yet. Our only legally permitted method of payment is the rouble. The rouble is our national currency which can be – and to some extent is – controlled by the Central Bank. If there are any other instruments then this will make monetary policy very complicated — Ivan Chebeskov, Director of the Department of Financial Policy, Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation.
The adamant position that exists in the State Duma, in the government, and in the Central Bank is that cryptocurrency cannot be a means of payment. You cannot buy anything with it in Russia. And this will continue to be supported by everyone. I think this is a basic thing that we definitely cannot deviate from — Andrey Lugovoi, First Deputy Chairman of the Committee of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation on Security and Anti-Corruption.
People should be given the opportunity. We need to encourage businesses to come out [of the shadows]. We are talking about industrialists, household workers, who are at home [mining]. Otherwise, it is plain harmful, especially if we are talking about household [miners], in terms of the load on the power grid. However, from the point of view of industrialists – on the contrary, it is good power generation — Anton Tkachev, Member of the Committee of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation on Informational Policy, Information Technology, and Communications.
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