Bitcoin is not regulated in russia though its use as payment for goods or services is illegal. Also people are allowed to buy trade or sale at their own risk in these virtual currencies.
It was the first country who had any legislation for bitcoin.
Bitcoin illegal russia. Russian president vladimir putin is a bitcoin skeptic who wants cryptocurrency regulations in place by july 1 according to the official government publication parlamentskaya gazeta. Russia s bill to regulate cryptocurrencies has been signed into law by president vladimir putin. The court judged that since bitcoin was not considered property under russian law its theft.
As of november 2016 bitcoins are not illegal according to the federal tax service of russia. In july a russian court denied a crypto owner the return of his cryptocurrencies including bitcoin. The new law gives legal status to cryptocurrency but prohibits its use as a means of payment.
By edward browne published. Buying crypto for cash or via a bank transfer from a russian bank would be subject to a fine up to one million russian rubles 14 000 or up to seven years in prison depending on the scale of. However guznov admitted that russia would not be able to completely ban bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.
Deputy finance minister of the russian federation alexei moiseev said in september 2017 it s probably illegal to accept cryptocurrency payments. 01 28 mon aug 3 2020. The federal tax service of russia announced bitcoins as legal in november 2016.
Retail cryptocurrency use prohibited for retail users of cryptocurrency in russia the new law effectively outlaws any usage. Russia has banned the use of cryptocurrencies as a form of payment after signing a strict new bill into law over the weekend. The law will come into effect on january 1st 2021 and holds several important implications for the cryptocurrency and bitcoin mining industry in russia.