About the future of cryptocurrencies in Russia, the legal status of virtual money, and about other important subjects in digital market speculate the participants of the round table held at the press center of “MK”.
photo: Gennady Cherkasov
The Internet Ombudsman Dmitry Marinichev gave a curious definition of “digital gold”: “This is a new reality in which you can believe or not, but Russia’s cryptocurrency — it is a computer game”.
The head of the working group on risk assessment of turnover cryptocurrency of the state Duma of the Russian Federation Elina Sidorenko spoke about the legal status of the digital money: “At the moment in the legal plane, there is no concept of cryptocurrency, so we have no guarantees for those who invests for them, and tools of influence on those who abuse them. However, the fact that now the state Duma created several working groups on cryptocurrency shows the interest of the legislator to this issue”.
The developer of the cryptocurrency Vyacheslav Semenchuk, in practice, earn digital money, in turn, warned the legislature from the primitive approach in the formulation of the legal status of virtual currency.
Head of the Department of Ranepa, Professor Konstantin Korischenko has estimated the market volume of “e-coins”. “Currently, the number of aggregated cryptocurrency is 1 thousand, and their volume from $100 billion to $200 billion. This figure is comparable with the volume of cash in circulation in Russia — 8 trillion rubles, or $120 billion,” – said the Professor.
Deputy Director of the Banking Institute of HSE Alexander Pushko , explained why the regulators of the countries see the threat to legalize cryptocurrency. “In recent days bitcoin has dropped from $5 thousand to $2 thousand Any single controller will not allow a vulnerable currency to official requests,” – said the expert of the financial market.
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