Rosfinmonitoring proposes to prohibit anonymous Internet wallets, but allow cryptocurrency


    State Secretary, Deputy Head of the Federal Service for Financial Monitoring (Rosfinmonitoring) Pavel Livadny announced plans to de-anonymize electronic means of payment, while simultaneously linking them to bank accounts, writes "Vesti Ekonomika". In a short time, the official says, banks can join the discussion of this issue.

    “You can talk about a significant risk of anonymity associated with unidentified electronic means of payment. Together with a number of credit organizations, with the Bank of Russia, with the Ministry of Finance, the possibility of refusing unidentified electronic means of payment by linking these payment instruments - electronic “wallets” and so on to a bank account is being discussed. I think if this initiative passes. We will significantly increase security, eliminate anonymity and create decent serious economic preferences for the banking sector, ”Livadny commented on the situation.

    At the same time, he announced his intention to initiate a revision of the draft law on the prohibition of cryptocurrency in Russia: “At present, a bill has been prepared prohibiting the circulation of cryptocurrency in the Russian Federation. At the same time, it is impossible to close our eyes to the fact that this instrument is developing all over the world, and we will have to look at it from a different angle - in part not prohibition, but regulation. ”

    As previously reported, the Ministry of Finance is in favor of a total ban on cryptocurrency in Russia. For release, purchase and sale of money substitutes, violators are threatened with a fine of up to 500 thousand rubles or a prison term of up to 4 years. For members of an organized group - a fine of 500 thousand to 1 million rubles, or imprisonment for up to 6 years. For top managers of banks, insurance companies and other financial organizations and professional participants of the securities market, a fine is from 1 million to 2.5 million rubles, and the maximum penalty is 7 years of imprisonment with deprivation of the right to hold certain positions / engage in certain activities for up to three years old.

    As for the Central Bank, then this organization is waryrefer to cash withdrawals through e-wallets. Now, according to the deputy chairman of the Central Bank, Dmitry Skobelkin, the Central Bank, the Ministry of Communications and Rosfinmonitoring are dealing with this problem. And to combat the cash out of funds through electronic wallets, the regulator has created a special unit.

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