Due to the ongoing conflict between the two nations, Ukraine has recently called for “destruction” of ordinary Russians’ crypto property. Many of Russia’s European allies are concerned that Russia may utilise crypto to bypass Western sanctions.
Surprisingly, the Central Bank of Russia, or CBR, seems to be one of the most vocal opponents of normal Russians and financial institutions using cryptocurrency. The CBR is adhering to its position of proposing a ban on cryptocurrency issuance, mining, and circulation in the Russian Federation.
According to a CBR official:
The Central Bank is currently supporting the previously announced and published position on its official website. As a result, there isn’t anything.
” During war time, countries frequently need to increase their expenditures dramatically, such as by printing more money, in order to pay for their military effort.
Notably , individuals are enticed to convert their native currencies for foreign currencies (including, now, cryptocurrency) in order to secure their wealth.
However, this would put huge selling pressure on the local currency, causing exchange rates to rise and hampering war-funding efforts. As a result, during times of war, countries often impose harsh foreign exchange controls, as Russia and Ukraine have already done. The risks of crypto weakening the Ruble and, by extension, crippling Russia’s war operations may outweigh the advantages of utilising crypto to avoid sanctions.
The daily Tether (USDT) to ruble trade volume on Binance reached an all-time high of $35 million, as per a research published this week by Arcane Research. One of the Members of the Russian social media community seems to be concerned about the ruble’s declining value and how cryptocurrencies can help them secure their savings.
“You should buy something like cryptocurrencies; the ruble will soon be less expensive than toilet paper.” said by a user Roman Buchyn.