“Cryptocurrency should be defined as an object.

It is quite obvious that it should not be in absolutely free circulation, it should not be a means of payment, ”he said in a comment to TASS.

On January 21, the Central Bank announced possible measures to tighten regulation of the cryptocurrency market in Russia. 

According to Dmitry Medvedev, Deputy Chairman of the Security Council of Russia, there are reasons in the position of the Russian regulator, but often bans lead to the opposite of the planned result.

The review by Fitch Ratings experts notes that the restrictions proposed by the Central Bank of Russia will reduce the exposure of the financial sector to risks, but may also slow down the interaction of Russian banks with technologies.