Russian President Vladimir Putin has banned the payment of goods and services with digital financial assets. Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a law that prohibits the payment of goods and services with digital financial assets (CFA).
This is reported by RIA Novosti.
In particular, a direct ban is being introduced on the transfer or acceptance of CFA and utilitarian digital rights as payment for goods, works and services. The transfer or acceptance of digital currencies (cryptocurrencies) as payment is already prohibited in Russia.
At the same time, the operator of the electronic platform has the right to settle transactions made using the CFA, but for this he must use a nominal account, the beneficiaries of which are the users of this platform.
As Deputy Mikhail Delyagin explained earlier, the law does not prohibit storing digital financial assets: it will be possible to store any and in any quantities, but not to use them as a means of payment. “Cryptocurrencies have entered life, and they will not go anywhere from this life. Accordingly, they need to be regulated. If someone wants to pay with a crypt for something in the Russian legal field, it will be wrong,” he said.