Published On: Thu, Jun 14th, 2018

Russia to Classify Cryptocurrencies as ‘Digital Rights’

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Following an earlier push for legislative measures to regulate cryptocurrencies, Russia moves to determine how they would be classified by law. Head of State Duma Committee says they will be regarded as ‘digital rights’ rather than cryptocurrencies.
Digital Currencies to be Reclassified as ‘Digital Rights’
Back in May, regulations were proposed to eliminate the risks associated with the unregulated nature of cryptocurrencies. Now, Head of State Duma Financial Market Committee, Anatoly Aksakov, confirmed that the drafts are already being prepared and could be adopted by July 29th.

On the matter of regulating cryptocurrencies, Aksakov shared that legislators are abandoning the currently existing terms “cryptocurrency,” “digital money,” and “digital currency,” noting that they were removed from the drafts. Instead, they will now be called “digital rights”.
He stated:
The concepts of “digital money” and “digital currency” will definitely disappear from circulation, they will not appear anywhere in the legislation. […] We will remove the term “crypto-currencies.
The exchange of digital rights is to be allowed. However, they won’t be referred to as assets but merely as rights. Accordingly, Russian’ …

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