ETHERLive
ETHERLive delivers real-time price and volume data across 16+ exchanges to users in a clear and easy-to-understand package. Users can get up-to-the-second updates for each exchange/currency pair, as well as aggregated market averages for each exchange, currency, and the market as a whole. It also provides a global converted average of all the currency pairs monitored by ETHNews, converted to USD.

---

24hr ---
--%
Tuesday Dec 11th 2018
RESOURCES

The Basics

Learn the basics of Ethereum and various cryptocurrency technologies

Learn More

What is Ethereum?

Understand the underlying principles of the Ethereum Platform

Learn More

The Blockchain

Discover the revolutionizing technology known as the blockchain

Learn More
SUBMIT

Press Release

Submit a press release for consideration on ETHNews

Submit Press

Story / Dapp

Submit a story or DAPP to be considered for publication on ETHNews.

Submit Story

Explanation

Submit "Ethereum Explainer" content for consideration to be featured on ETHNews

Submit Topic
ETHNews Logo
---
--%
Home
News
Etherlive
Ether Price Analysis
Resources
Contact Us

Russian Legislator: Cryptocurrencies May Trade On Stock, Commodity Exchanges

By

Adam

Reese

WriterETHNews.com

A committee head in Russia’s State Duma has suggested that the Moscow Stock Exchange may become the site of cryptocurrency trading.

Anatoly Aksakov, the head of the Financial Market Committee in the State Duma, the lower house of Russia's parliament, has reportedly said that the Russian Federation's Central Bank may allow the launch of cryptocurrency trading on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

Speaking to state-owned media outlet Tass, he explained:

"We have the St. Petersburg International Commodity Exchange, the Moscow Stock Exchange, the [Russia Trading System], but they actually act as a non-profit partnership. Although they are also ready to participate in this process, and there are specialists in stock exchange operations there. I suppose that, the Central Bank is now considering the Moscow Stock Exchange, perhaps also the St. Petersburg Commodity Exchange for this purpose. But now there is a stronger urge to work with the Moscow Stock Exchange."

Russian officials have previously suggested that decentralized cryptocurrencies should not be used as a conventional means of payment and that their owners should be subjected to a value-added tax; President Vladimir Putin himself has stated that they "cannot be a store of value." These stances could conceivably be consistent with a move to treat decentralized digital assets as stocks.

According to the report in Tass, Deputy Finance Minister Alexei Moiseev has said that his agency would be working with the central bank to compile a list of exchanges that could support cryptocurrency trading, adding that other marketplaces might ultimately be allowed to offer the service as well.

Adam Reese

Adam Reese is a Los Angeles-based writer interested in technology, domestic and international politics, social issues, infrastructure and the arts. Adam holds value in Ether, Bitcoin, and Monero.

ETHNews is committed to its Editorial Policy

Like what you read? Follow us on Twitter @ETHNews_ to receive the latest Russia, Moscow Stock Exchange or other Ethereum law and legislation news.