Foreign media: Russia decides to ban cryptocurrencies as a payment method

According to a letter sent by Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Chernyshenko to President Putin, the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) has reached an agreement with the Russian Central Bank to prohibit the use of cryptocurrencies as a payment method in Russia . In the same letter, Chernishenko said that the FSB insists on incorporating some of its crypto-related proposals into Russia's Digital Financial Assets Act, which is likely to pass parliament this spring. It is reported that these two departments have been debating how to regulate digital currencies. Although the Russian central bank firmly advocates that all positions related to cryptocurrencies should be banned, the FSB is open to legalization and endorses a regulatory framework in favor of miners