President Putin has ordered the release of his own cryptocurrency - crypto-ruble. This decision was announced by the Minister of Communications and Mass Communications Nikolai Nikiforov at a closed meeting with members of the Moscow Capital Club. Details of the closed meeting became known to
journalists of the newspaper "Arguments and Facts."
The decision has already been made. Nikiforov believes that it is possible and necessary to execute the presidential decree as soon as possible: “I confidently declare that we will launch a crypto-ruble, for one simple reason: if we don’t, then our EurAsEC neighbors will do it in 2 months,” he.
A special feature of a crypto-ruble will be full state control over emission and circulation. It also considers the issue of collecting 13% personal income tax on purchases and sales in cases where the owner cannot explain the reason for the appearance of crypto-rubles.
The minister emphasized that the creation of a crypto ruble in no way means the legalization of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, since they are based on Western cryptographic protocols, and not on certified Russian cryptography.
There is a possibility that independent mining of a crypto ruble will not be in principle. Nikolai Nikifrov said that the most promising is a “closed model with a certain amount of regulated emissions”.
A few days ago, the Central Bank of the Russian Federation was firmly in favor
of regulating “Western” cryptocurrencies and blocking external sites where citizens can buy bitcoins. After that, at a meeting with V. Putin , it was decided
that "the issue and circulation of cryptocurrency in Russia should be under state control."
V. Putin then listed the problems associated with uncontrolled Western cryptocurrencies: “First of all, this is the possibility of laundering criminal assets, tax evasion and even financing of terrorism, and, of course, the spread of fraudulent schemes, of which ordinary citizens. "
A month ago, the head of the Central Bank Elvira Nabiullina compared the turnover of cryptocurrencies with financial pyramids
: “We are categorically opposed to introducing cryptocurrencies into regulation as cash, funds that are used in the calculations for goods and services, against equating to foreign currencies ... We see that In many ways, now the current mechanism for using cryptocurrency has signs of a pyramid. ”
Elvira Nabiullina knows what she is talking about. In fact, people abroad already sell houses and all property in order to buy bitcoins for all the money
. Similar things may soon begin in Russia.39-year-old Didi Taihuttu from the Netherlands sold everything he had, including his house and valuables, and bought bitcoins with the proceeds. Now he and his family live in a tent camp in the Netherlands and travel the world, leading a minimalist lifestyle ( instagram )
Another thing is guaranteed Russian crypto-ruble securely tied to a citizen's passport on the Gosuslugi portal.
The main thing is that the crypto-ruble course does not repeat the course of its “wooden” relative, which has weakened from 6.30 rubles. for 1 dollar in 1998 to the current 57.17 rubles, that is, decreased ninefold in 19 years.
In contrast, since 2010 Bitcoin has grown from $ 0.10 for 1 BTC to current $ 5750 for 1 BTC, that is, the rate has increased 57,500 times in seven years.
But, as always, the Russian authorities are optimistic: “If Russia makes a crypto-rule, we will be the most progressive state, the most advanced,” said
Igor Bulantsev, head of investment and corporate business at Sberbank CIB.
According to some experts, the introduction of national cryptocurrencies in various countries will help to combat the hegemony of the dollar: “The most logical way for wrestling countries with the influence of the dollar - independent cryptocurrencies - is still ignored. We can say with confidence that the state that will first meet the new technology and start developing this direction will ultimately benefit, ” said
Mikhail Mashchenko, an analyst of the social network for eToro investors in Russia and the CIS. The expert noted that the task here is not to compete with Bitcoin, and not a single state cryptocurrency can compete with it by definition. “Creating some kind of crypto-ruble can be quite useful for solving domestic problems of the country, such as controlling cash flow and eradicating corruption, nevertheless, such an upgrade cannot become a full-fledged exchange tool at the global level.”
Perhaps the Russian authorities are considering cryptocurrencies as a way to undermine the global dollar position. It is appropriate to recall here that, according to unconfirmed information, after the appearance of Bitcoin, the administration of President Obama was suspicious of this unusual project. In particular, the NSA experts expressed the version that Satoshi Nakamoto could be a Russian or Chinese agent, and Bitcoin itself threatens the global financial system. Therefore, considerable resources were directed towards deanonimizing Satoshi Nakamoto