Russia's Central Bank approved first platform for cryptocurrency trading

posted 3 months ago
Deputy Prime Minister of Russia, Yury Trutnev says the Russian Federation Central Bank approved the first trading platform for cryptocurrencies.

Trutnev spoke about the new online system "Voskhod", which will attract private investment.

This platform was the first one in Russia to receive permission from the Central Bank of Russia for operations with cryptocurrencies, TASS reported .

“We are considering the possibility of creating a platform for trading with cryptocurrencies. The central bank has supported us. The system "Voskhod" was the first in the country to receive the right to work with cryptocurrencies",- Trutnev said.

He noted that the mining of bitcoins will allow more efficient use of surplus electricity in some regions.
There are regions where there is an overabundance of energy - both here and in Siberia. And there is no way to redistribute this surplus to other regions, so you can create companies that will thus dispose of unconnected volumes of electricity, and people will be able to earn on this" he added.

Earlier, Trutnev had already proposed using excess electricity for the cryptocurrency.

The central bank is considering the issue of creating a national digital currency based on the technology of distributed registries.

Recall that three days ago, Russian police officers detained three "members of a criminal group" in Kostroma who were carrying out operations with crypto-currency bitcoin.
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