In Russia, cryptocurrencies are considered too risky for most but suitable for professional investors, according to Ivan Chebeskov, director of the financial policy department at the Finance Ministry. While acknowledging the high-risk nature of cryptocurrencies, Chebeskov emphasized their potential for investment. Tensions arise between the Central Bank’s focus on banning cryptocurrencies and the Finance Ministry’s push for regulation and taxation, resulting in an uncertain future for Russia’s crypto market.
“Crypto appears to be an elaborate facade, with skepticism regarding the authenticity of use-cases. The recent market trends unveiled progress, while also revealing the failings of DeFi and Web3. Governance systems are under scrutiny, and real economic activity seems sidelined for speculation. However, a genuine decentralised future remains the goal.”
“Cryptocurrency lending platform, Nexo, announces joining the Association of Certified Sanctions Specialists (ACSS) in response to growing global regulatory demands. The move aims to strengthen its compliance team’s skills and keep pace with crypto’s expanding horizon and stringent compliance standards.”