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Cryptocurrency expert from the United States John Makers expressed confidence that cryptocurrencies are legalized in Russia. He noted that he sees several reasons for this. According to the analyst, the geopolitical situation is fundamental, but in the last week several events occurred at once that allowed him to draw such a conclusion.
Makers noted: everything suggests that the Russian government is seriously considering the possibility of declaring cryptocurrencies a legal means of payment in the state. He stressed that the Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov made a similar assumption for a reason. The politician clearly knows something about this firsthand. In addition, a few days ago, the city court of St. Petersburg issued a decision according to which cryptocurrencies were recognized as legitimate.
The financier noted that the Russian court de jure determined digital currencies as a legal form of payment. The prosecutor sentenced the Prigozhin brothers to 9 and 7 years in prison, respectively, for extorting digital assets worth about $ 1 million from the injured citizen.
During the hearing, the judge acknowledged that the appearing virtual coins are a legal means of payment and convicted the defendants in the extortion case.
Despite the fact that the incident happened in 2018, the suspects could not escape punishment. Then the brothers staged a performance, in which, under the guise of security officers, they received from citizen Shemet a total of about 60 million Russian rubles (more than $ 1 million at the exchange rate for May 25, 2022).
Earlier, the editors of the Crypto.ru reported that the leadership of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) expressed the opinion that members of the Russian government, as well as large state organizations, can start mining cryptocurrencies in order to avoid international economic sanctions.
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