“Cryptocurrencies Beyond National Borders”- Russian President Vladimir Putin

By Sunil Sharma
Published April 29, 2020 Updated April 29, 2020
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“Cryptocurrencies Beyond National Borders”- Russian President Vladimir Putin

By Sunil Sharma
Published April 29, 2020 Updated April 29, 2020

Russian President Vladimir Putin recently in an interview cleared that as per the definition of cryptocurrencies no country can have their own cryptocurrency as they are ought to operate without national borders. Central Bank Digital Currency [CBDC] or state owned cryptocurrencies have been a subject of debate because of the decentralization vs centralization narrative behind them.

Impossible For Countries To Create Own Cryptocurrency- Vladimir Putin


When asked in an interview recently about possibility of a Russian National cryptocurrency, President Putin shared his point of view on new technology fueling digital assets like Bitcoin and cleared that no country whether it is Russia or some other country can have their own cryptocurrency because by definition they operate without national borders.

As per Wikipedia’s official page regularly updated for countrywise legal status of cryptocurrencies, particularly for Russia,

As of November 2016, bitcoins are “not illegal” according to the Federal Tax Service of Russia.[49] Deputy Finance Minister of the Russian Federation Alexei Moiseev said in September 2017 it’s “probably illegal” to accept cryptocurrency payments.[50] However, bitcoin market sites are blocked, and court decisions state that bitcoin is a currency surrogate which is outlawed in the territory of the Russian Federation.

As per Putin’s words he also negated the possibility of Russia owned cryptocurrency and signaling a global cryptocurrency without borders makes more sense, Bitcoin might be his choice.

Binance CEO Applauds President Vladimir Putin’s Crypto Understanding

CZ, the CEO of largest cryptocurrency exchange Binance took to twitter and applauded president Putin’s understanding of the subject. Considering the interest of majority of the world leaders more towards Central Bank Digital Currency [CBDC] then towards a global digital currency, president Putin’s remarks are refreshing and may lead to a new rise in prices of Bitcoin.

Is Bitcoin price going to increase following president Putin’s remarks??

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Sunil is a serial entrepreneur and has been working in blockchain and cryptocurrency space for 2 years now. Previously he co-founded Govt. of India supported startup InThinks and is currently Chief Editor at Coingape and CEO at SquadX, a fintech startup. He has published more than 100 articles on cryptocurrency and blockchain and has assisted a number of ICO's in their success. He has co-designed blockchain development industrial training and has hosted many interviews in past. Follow him on Twitter at @sharmasunil8114 and reach out to him at sunil (at) coingape.com

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