Bitcoin Ban Bill Rejected
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Bitcoin Ban Bill Rejected

Russian Economic Development Ministry has rejected the Finance Ministry’s bill banning surrogate money, including bitcoins. In its comments, the Economic Development Ministry argues that the definition of surrogate money is too vague, Itar Tass reported. “Participants in public debate believe that the proposed definition, interpreted literally, would apply to any other cash equivalents, such as gift cards, retailers’ certificates and various bonuses used for promoting customer loyalty and attract clientele,” the ministry said. “The proposed measures of control will not resolve the identified tasks, but will merely create legal barriers in the way of economic entities’ marketing programs and business activity in general,” the ministry believes.


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