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Is Russia Next To Adopt Bitcoin?

Is Russia Next To Adopt Bitcoin?

This week, Russian President Vladimir Putin gave his opinion on bitcoin to the public for the first time. Putin hasn't been open about his view on cryptocurrencies in the past, but on Russia 24, the nation's domestic TV network, Putin was optimistic about bitcoin's future possibilities.

Putin Commends Bank Of Russia

Putin remarked that the Bank of Russia's efforts to explore applications for bitcoin have been beneficial and that the nation may find future use for the technology. In his view, cryptocurrencies still have major reliability issues, but the technology they run on may be useful to facilitate transactions down the road.

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Still Reliability Issues

In his interview, he underlined the problems that bitcoin presents, saying that the fact that the currency isn't backed by anything represents a major issue with adopting cryptocurrencies. Though he said the nation isn't planning to reject cryptocurrencies, the issues related to using them can't be overlooked.

Not A No

Cryptocurrency enthusiasts took Putin's comments as a positive sign for the direction of digital currencies. Although he did not make any definitive statements regarding the Russian government's stance on using the currency, he appeared optimistic about the possibility of using blockchain in order to keep track of accounting records. Many had expected Putin to take a more firm stance against cryptocurrencies, so the fact that he didn't announce that they would be prohibited was considered a win.

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