The Ministry of Finance in Russia, or the Russian FinMin, is not quite beating its drum to ban bitcoin anymore, going by recent remarks of deputy finance minister Alexey Moiseev.
Instead, a new amendment to the infamous bitcoin ban bill will allow for the purchase of the cryptocurrency in the country, which can then be used and sold in other countries.
Moiseev made the revelation in an interview to Russian publication Rossiyskaya Gazeta.
The amendment is the latest one among many with the much-publicized bill that was seeking to ban all cryptocurrencies and enforce criminal charges to bitcoiners and those who adopted or mined the cryptocurrency. Indeed, one of the earlier versions of the bill saw the Russian Finance Ministry seek up to a 7-year prison term for bitcoin adopters.
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