Russian Govt: Bitcoin ‘Expanding’, Putin ‘Mad’ About Digital Economy

in #cryptocurrency5 years ago

Igor Shuvalov , first deputy prime minister of Russia said to media at last week’s St. Petersburg Economic Forum  -

 "President Vladimir Putin is completely mad about the digital economy,” 

During that meeting Putin discussed with a small group of government members about the incentives of newly technology on digital currencies.  Olga Skorobogatova , deputy of Central Bank of Russia has confirmed on St. Petersburg forum that Herman Gref  (CEO of  Sberbank ) will soon develop a homemade centralized cryptocurrency known informally as the “Russian Bitcoin". However,  this currency would be the “only freely tradeable” one on the Russian market. 

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