The head of the Central Bank of Russia has spoken against the legalization of cryptocurrency at a meeting between President Vladimir Putin and representatives of the Russian business circles and associations. Meanwhile, the finance ministry is drafting a bill to legalize cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin and regulate their circulation.
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Russian President Vladimir Putin met with representatives of the Russian business circles and associations on Thursday. The meeting was attended by over 50 business leaders, CEOs of leading companies, banks and public organizations.
At the meeting, Elvira Nabiullina, the head of Russia's central bank, spoke out against the legalization of cryptocurrency in Russia. This was conveyed to journalists on Thursday by the president of OPORA Russia public association, Alexander Kalinin, according to Tass.