In Russia want to ban to pay for goods and services of digital currency

The bill on digital of financial assets provides a definition of a cryptocurrency, but forbids its use in Russia for payment of goods and services, reported RIA Novosti the Chairman of the Duma Committee on financial market Anatoly Aksakov.

The draft law "On financial a digital asset, digital currency", prepared for the second reading in the state Duma, defines a digital currency as a set of electronic data (or digital code symbols) contained in the information system offered and (or) can be adopted as a means of payment, non-monetary unit of Russia, the monetary unit of a foreign state and (or) international monetary or clearing unit, and (or) to an investment and against which there is no person who is required in front of each owner of such electronic data.

At the same time, companies and natural persons are prohibited from accepting the digital currency as payment for goods and services.

"What is cryptocurrency? It is necessary to define it, we define what is a digital code that is used as a means of payment and as a means of savings as an investment. But in Russia this means of payment may not be used for payment of goods and services," - said Aksakov.