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Trade Minister Expects Russia to Legalize Cryptocurrency

Cryptocurrencies will be eventually legalized, a member of the Russian government has opined. The question is when this will happen, Trade Minister Denis Manturov stated as new crypto-related legislation advanced in the State Duma this week.

Cryptocurrency can be legalized in the Russian Federation, according to a statement by the country’s Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov, during the “New Horizons” educational marathon organized by the Russian “Knowledge” society. Quoted by the Tass news agency, the government official elaborated:

I think so… The question is when this will happen, how it will happen and be regulated. The central bank and the government are actively engaged in this. Everyone is inclined to understand that this is a trend of the times, and sooner or later, in one format or another, it will be done.

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