Media: Russian banks have shown interest in the cryptocurrency


In Moscow took place the round table devoted to the future of financial markets and regulation of cryptocurrencies, on which representatives of the largest Russian banks have expressed the desire to work with digital assets. About it reports RBC.

The meeting was attended by representatives of Moscow exchange, National settlement Depository, ADDCAPITAL, ALTHAUS Group, Group IB, VTB, Vnesheconombank, Gazprombank, Sberbank and Alfa-Bank.

According to the publication, bankers reported high demand for cryptocurrency transactions. However, according to them, while financial institutions can provide services associated with the digital asset, due to the lack of appropriate regulation in the Russian Federation.

Also, the representatives expressed interest in the application of blockchain technology in the financial ecosystem.

It is known that the authorised banks plan to submit proposals for the regulation of the industry to the government.

ForkLog previously reported that in the new edition of the Russian law “On digital of financial assets” there was no definition of “cryptocurrency”, and mining is categorized as a token issue for investment in capital.

According to the Director of programs of additional education Blockchain Lawyers Igor Sudets, a modified version of the draft law could potentially limit the Russians in carrying out ICO.

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