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Ruble Hits 7-Year High, Bukele, O’Leary Unfazed by Crypto Downturn, Elon Musk Will Keep Buying DOGE — Bitcoin.com News Week in Review

Ruble Hits 7-Year High, Bukele, O’Leary Unfazed by Crypto Downturn, Elon Musk Will Keep Buying DOGE — Bitcoin.com News Week in Review

As sanctioned Russia’s fiat currency soars in value against the U.S. dollar, and crypto markets remain unpredictable, economists and crypto enthusiasts continue to puzzle and debate over what the next market move will be. In spite of this, several influential voices remain unperturbed when it comes to the future of decentralized digital assets, with Salvadoran […]

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Russia Considers Using Cryptocurrencies for International Settlements

Russia Considers Using Cryptocurrencies for International Settlements

Authorities in Russia are mulling over the possible use of digital currencies for international payments, a high-ranking official from the finance ministry has indicated. If recognized as property, he noted, cryptocurrency can be utilized in barter deals with foreign partners. Finance Ministry Suggests Russia May Employ Crypto in International Trade The possibility of using cryptocurrencies […]

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IMF Warns Russia Sanctions Threaten to Undermine US Dollar Dominance

IMF Warns Russia Sanctions Threaten to Undermine US Dollar Dominance

Financial sanctions imposed on Russia over its invasion of Ukraine may result in reduced dominance of the U.S. currency, according to a high-ranking official at the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The confrontation could lead to fragmentation of the world’s current monetary system, the top representative warned. New Currency Blocs May Emerge Amid Mounting Restrictions on […]

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Venezuela Might Be Affected by Russian Banks’ SWIFT Suspension

Venezuela Might Be Affected by Russian Banks’ SWIFT Suspension

Analysts from Venezuela have expressed their worries about the expulsion of a number of Russian banks from SWIFT, an international messaging system that allows the interconnection of banks. These measures could affect the finances not only of Venezuela, but also of other countries in the region, damaging their capability to move funds, which is highly […]

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Bank of Russia Reports First Successful Digital Ruble Transfers Between Users

Bank of Russia Reports First Successful Digital Ruble Transfers Between Users

Testing of the digital ruble has started in Russia with the country’s central bank announcing the first complete transactions between individual wallets. The monetary authority, a staunch opponent of cryptocurrencies, says its digital currency will create new opportunities for citizens, businesses, and the Russian state. Digital Ruble Transactions Carried Out by Commercial Banks and Bank […]

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Digital Ruble Poses Risks to Financial Sector and Security, Russian Lawmakers Warn

Digital Ruble Poses Risks to Financial Sector and Security, Russian Lawmakers Warn

Russian parliamentarians have cautioned against risks associated with the introduction of a digital ruble. Among them are the likely increase of competition pressure on banks and new challenges that may arise in the field of information security. Financial Market Committee Sees Threats in Digital Ruble Project Russia’s digital fiat, currently under development, brings certain risks […]

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Digital Ruble Should Not Boost Inflation, Bank of Russia Says

Digital Ruble Should Not Boost Inflation, Bank of Russia Says

Bank of Russia is preparing for a prolonged trial of the digital version of the national fiat to ensure this is a “full-fledged ruble,” the head of the monetary authority has emphasized. The regulator has put forward some conditions for the implementation of the new currency project. Bank of Russia Sets Conditions for Digital Ruble […]

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Digital Ruble to Give Russians What They Need, Bank of Russia Governor Says

Digital Ruble to Give Russians What They Need, Bank of Russia Governor Says

The digital ruble is what Russian citizens need as it will facilitate inexpensive and reliable payments, the head of Bank of Russia, Elvira Nabiullina, told participants in an international banking forum. The governor also warned that cryptocurrencies and fiat-backed stablecoins create risks for financial stability. CBR’s Nabiullina Praises Digital Ruble Concept, Rejects Cryptocurrencies The Central […]

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Russia to Change 13 Laws and Codes for Digital Ruble

Russia to Change 13 Laws and Codes for Digital Ruble

Authorities in Russia are gearing up to amend various pieces of legislation to facilitate the issuing and function of the digital ruble. Officials in Moscow believe this version of the national fiat needs to be regulated separately from other digital forms of money such as cryptocurrencies. Russia Prepares to Trial Digital Ruble, Officials Say CBDC […]

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Russia Considers Partially Replacing Dollar Reserves With Digital Assets in Future

Russia Considers Partially Replacing Dollar Reserves With Digital Assets in Future

Amid ongoing sanctions, the government of Russia has been working to limit the country’s dependence on the U.S. dollar. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs now says it’s possible to partially replace the greenback in currency reserves and trade settlements with other currencies and even digital assets in the future. Foreign Ministry Official Sees Russia Acquiring […]

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