The Ministry of Finance did not support the ban on cryptocurrencies

The Ministry of Finance does not ;didn't support banning cryptocurrency

Experts believe that such a move will set the country back.

Head of the Financial Policy Department of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation, Ivan Chebeskov, explained to the media that he is against a total ban on the cryptocurrency market in Russia.

In an interview with RBC journalists, he told what to talk about a ban on a new type of money & #8211; it means not understanding what it is.

The analyst quoted the statement of the founder of the Binance crypto exchange, Changpeng Zhao, who said that the majority looked at this resource extremely narrowly. So they forget about NFT, DeFi technologies, Chebeskov noted.

In such a situation, he “does not know how to talk about a ban”, because the Russian authorities cannot simply veto mining, otherwise the country will begin to lag behind in the field. of technology.

But it is possible and necessary to regulate mining and crypto circulation, this “will protect the citizens”, the analyst believes. On the contrary, in case of “taboo” Russian citizens will find themselves with currencies “face to face”.

As Topnews wrote earlier, on January 20, the Central Bank published a report proposing to completely ban the circulation and mining of cryptocurrency in Russia.

Analysts have called the reason for the risks that these funds create for the stability of the ruble.

In response to the publication, Bloomberg suggested that the Russian regulator was “in a hurry” FSB.

Thus, the department wanted to block access to financial resources of “undesirable” organizations, according to media reports.

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The dollar rose to 79 rubles for the first time since November 2020

The dollar fell to 79 rubles for the first time since November 2020

Due to the sharp decline in rubles, the Central Bank of the Russian Federation suspended the purchase of foreign currency foreign.

Today, the dollar exchange rate on the Moscow Stock Exchange exceeded 79 rubles for the first time since November 2020, and the euro exchange rate exceeded 89 rubles, which was the maximum since July of last year.

And according to the Intercontinental Exchange, the price of Brent oil during the day fell to $87.9 per barrel.

Due to the sharp decline of the ruble, the Central Bank of the Russian Federation suspended the purchase of foreign currencies.

In addition, the stock exchange index of Moscow fell 4.7%, causing the shares of major Russian companies to decline in value.

At the same time, the Moscow Stock Exchange index fell by 7% to 3158.46 points during the day, and the RTS index fell by 10% to 1260.55 points, which is became a minimum as of November 23, 2020.

In particular, Sberbank shares fell by 7%, and Gazprom – by 9%, while VK shares fell by 11%. Shares of retailer Lenta fell the most, losing almost 14%.

The main reason for the fall of the Moscow Stock Exchange, according to experts, is geopolitical changes, as well as the worsening relations between Russia and the United States.

K this includes the evacuation of American diplomats and their families from Ukraine.

The reason for the evacuation was “the threat of military action by Russia”. Following this, NATO announced an increase in its presence in Eastern Europe.

Earlier, Topnews wrote that the Russian stock market had registered a record drop since the beginning of the pandemic.


Economist Khazin: Russians in February 2022 expect cash savings to zero

Economist Khazin: Russians expect zero economy in February 2022

According to the expert, the Central Bank of the Russian Federation and the Ministry of Finance cannot yet restore the economy of the country.

According to the results of the policy conducted by the Central Bank and the supply of a large number of finished products from abroad, February 2022 may be marked by zero savings of Russians.

In addition, the purchasing power of Russians could fall due to high inflation, set at the end of 2022.

Economist Mikhail Khazin spoke about this at the radio station “Moskva Speaks”.

The Central Bank of the Russian Federation and the Ministry of Finance, according to him, cannot yet restore the country's economy, so now they are trying to artificially lower the exchange rate of the ruble against the dollar and the #39;euro.

The specialist is convinced that the devaluation of the ruble in current conditions has become the only way to maintain business activity and economic growth, however, money citizens continues to depreciate as they have to pay more and more for goods or services.

Khazin noted that if Russia's financial regulator decides to raise the policy rate to 17% in February 2022, then the process of devaluation and depreciation of the ruble by Savings of Russians will continue.

Earlier, TopNews wrote that the deposit interest tax could affect bank customers with accounts of 700,000 rubles or more.

Specialists explained why this might become possible.

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Media: the tax on deposits will affect Russians with deposits of 700,000 rubles.

Media: Deposit tax will affect Russians with deposits of 700,000 rubles.

According to journalists, the new tax will affect citizens whose deposits are less than 1 million rubles.

According to media reports, Russians with less than one million rubles in their accounts could be subject to a deposit income tax.

Initially, this tax was positioned as a tax on deposits of more than a million rubles, but according to the results of last year, bank customers with less than the specified amount of savings, but have received interest of more than 42.5 thousand rubles, fell below.

This became possible due to the fact that the key rate of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation doubled over the course of the year, and at the same time bank rates increased.

By law, tax cannot be levied on income obtained by multiplying the rate of the Bank of Russia at the beginning of the year – 4.25% – from 1 million rubles.

So, according to the results of the past year, a tax assessment can be received by depositors from 700,000 rubles.

This estimate is given by RBC with reference to the specialist Lidia Kashirina.


The publication notes that a bank client with an initial amount of a single deposit of 710 thousand rubles and a rate of 4.5%, who transferred funds at an interest rate of 8% in August, could earn 42.85 thousand rubles in interest per year, which will lead to the accumulation of a tax of 13% from 350 rubles, or 45.5 rubles.

Specialists note that when forming the tax, the amount of the contribution – not the most important factor, since all interest reduced by the deduction is taken into account.

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Earlier TopNews wrote that Russia will introduce four new taxes in 2022. Journalists talked about the innovations.


Binance Player Withdraws Over €6 Billion After Russian Cryptocurrency Ban Announcement

Binance player withdrew more than 6 billion euros after announcement of Russian cryptocurrency ban

The market of the crypto reacted to the Central Bank statement in unexpected ways.

During trading on the eve of the Binance cryptocurrency exchange, which is the largest in the world, an anonymous crypto investor withdrew an amount of 83 million dollars (more than 6 billion rubles) .

This was reported by RBC, citing the Whale Alert service, which monitors major cryptocurrency movements in real time.

It should be noted that the withdrawal of funds came after the initiative of the Central Bank which caused an echo.

The regulator proposed to introduce liability for the use of cryptocurrencies in financial transactions in Russia and, in general, to completely remove domestic players from crypto circulation.

< p>At the same time, the head of the Central Bank's financial stability department, Elizavetu Danilova, told the media that the regulator did not intend to impose bans on the ownership of the crypt from the Russians.

She explained that the compatriots will be able to work with their crypto-assets in foreign jurisdictions.

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As Topnews wrote earlier, on the eve of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation proposed a complete ban on the figure of business and mining in Russia of cryptocurrencies that currently threaten the ruble with loss of sovereignty.


The media made the top 20 most expensive apartments in Moscow with a total value of 46 billion

The media compiled the 20 most expensive apartments in Moscow with a total value of 46 billion

All housing was completed in 2021.

Vedomosti journalists found the owners of the 20 most expensive apartments in the capital, which were completed in 2021. Housing was valued at 46 billion rubles.

Experts have already noted that last year there had a real breakthrough in the cost of high-end housing in the capital.

The first place in the rating was taken by a penthouse in the residential complex “Prechistinka 13” , which was purchased for 2, 2 billion rubles. They belong to Olga Mikhelson, the full namesake of the second wife of the head of Novatek, Leonid Mikhelson.

Penthouse area of ​​1035 m². meters was formed after the connection of three apartments. These apartments belonged to the namesake of Leonid Mikhelson, according to journalists.

The second place was occupied by 3-storey apartments in the hotel building “Ukraine”. They can cost 1.7 billion rubles. Apartment with an area of ​​508 m². meters belongs to the namesake of the head of the company “Eurasia Company” Anvar Abdullayeva. He is also a relative of the widow of the former leader of Uzbekistan, Islam Karimov.

And in third place is an apartment, the value of which can exceed 1.2 billion rubles. The accommodation is located in the residential complex “Garnet Palace” in the Presnensky district. The owner is the namesake of Dmitry Desyatnikov, co-owner of Paritet LLC and ex-husband of the Lyceum band soloist. They determined the market value of the apartments using data from real estate agencies.

Although some owners could not be identified, Rosreestr, citing a technical failure, provided empty statements.

Experts note that due to In response to increased demand for premium housing, the cost per square meter also fell from 955,000 rubles to 1.27 million rubles. This is almost a third more than in 2020.

By the way, the importance of houses, townhouses, suburban real estate , which is important during a pandemic, is increasing in Moscow. Such real estate emphasizes the status of the owner, according to realtors.

As Topnews wrote earlier, according to Faceobs, Russian Anastasia Radzinskaya, who does not 39; is only 7 years old, earned $28 million in 2021.

Girl has become one of YouTube's highest paid bloggers. The Krasnodar native has over 85 million web subscribers.


The Central Bank has proposed a total ban on cryptocurrencies in Russia

The Central Bank proposed a total ban on Russian cryptocurrencies

The regulator makes many arguments in favor of a total ban on all operations with this type of financing for Russians.

The Central Bank of Russia has proposed a total ban in Russia on the issuance, mining and circulation of cryptocurrencies.

At the same time, the authors of the initiative propose to introduce liability for violation of the ban.

Risk is indicated as a reason for the threats associated with the spread of this type of money, including the financial “bubble”, which may occur in the local market.

< p>The report “Cryptocurrencies: Trends, Risks, Measures” published by the Central Bank indicates that private investors risk losing their investments completely by investing in cryptocurrencies, the rate of which depends on public recognition and the chances of using them in various transactions. , including those that violate the law.

“Growth in the cryptocurrency market largely reflects the formation of a bubble in the market,” Central Bank analysts said.

The same ban, in their opinion, should be imposed on financial operations with cryptocurrency for organizations of the sphere, as well as its use in financial instruments, the participation of Russian intermediaries in them and, in general , any participation of the internal market in such monetary circulation.

As an opportunity for such a decision, the Central Bank reminded that Russia came third in terms of the capacities used for mining, their share is 11% of the total world resource. Further growth can disrupt the work of other companies, because. the amount of energy consumed will also increase.

Thus, analysts reminded the Irkutsk region with its electricity consumption almost doubling (1.6 times) against the background lowest rates for residents.

As a result, last year the number of citizens whose expenditure increased by 62% electricity increased by 13 times more than the usual size. Judging by the data on their personal accounts, it is these consumers who consume 25% of all electricity in the region.

Also, cryptocurrencies are not provided in the countries for national regulations, which is also a reason for their ban, the Central Bank believes.


Kremlin Chairman Dmitry Peskov also expressed his opinion on the ;proposed ban.

He said that this issue is not the prerogative of the presidential administration, thus referring journalists to the relevant departments, which should analyze this issue.< /p>

On the eve of the Central Bank's statement, Bloomberg claimed that the Bank of Russia's decision was influenced by FSB arguments.

As Topnews reported; wrote earlier, the Prosecutor General's Office of the Russian Federation announced the rules for the arrest and confiscation of cryptocurrencies. ies of the Russians.



Bloomberg: FSB and Nabiullina agreed to ban operations with cryptocurrencies

Bloomberg: the FSB and Nabiullina have agreed to prohibit operations with cryptocurrencies

The American agency indicated the reason for this move.

According to foreign media, the FSB persuaded the head of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation, Elvira Nabiullina, to support a complete ban on operations with cryptocurrencies in Russia.

This information is provided by Bloomberg, citing unnamed sources.

According to journalists, the reason for such attention to cryptocurrency could be an increase in payments in favor of the cryptocurrency. opposition, including a number of organizations that are considered undesirable in Russia.

Security forces fear that the Russians have started to use the cryptocurrency funding channel often, noting that it is difficult to trace the movement of funds there.

The publication indicates that in total about 7 trillion rubles have accumulated in the accounts of 17 million crypto wallets in our country.

Despite the fact that the funding of the opposition represents only a small part of these amounts, the security forces speak of the imminent deterioration of the situation.

Recall that last December the head of the Central Bank, Elvira Nabiullina, said that the regulator opposes operations with cryptocurrency due to the high level certain risks .

The Bank of Russia also pointed to the conduct of opaque and even illegal operations with cryptocurrency.

Earlier, TopNews wrote that the prosecutor's office general had announced the rules for arresting and confiscating cryptocurrency from Russians.

Changes in the laws were announced last December.


Cellular operators in Russia raise prices for mobile communications

Cellular operators in Russia raise prices for mobile communications

The cost of archiving plans will increase by 10%.

In Russia, mobile operators in 2022 increase the cost of archiving tariffs. On average, the price of mobile communications will increase by 10-12% this year. The operators themselves explain that this is due to rising equipment costs and the growth of mobile traffic.

Kommersant publication found that in the near future the cost of plans VimpelCom's archiving will increase by 10%.

Then MegaFon raises prices, and later Tele2. Since January of this year, prices for MTS tariffs have increased: by an average of 60 rubles.

Vympelcom has announced that it will change the cost of archive plans, and subscriptions to in advance warn them by offering them new services. So far, the company has about 40 archive tariffs.

Prior to VimpelCom, MTS also offered its subscribers a choice of services. This mobile operator explained that the construction of networks has increased in price in the country, electricity prices and external contractors have increased.

MTS was the first to establish the upward trend.

“Typically, operators look at each other and are hesitant to raise prices first between competitors”, – experts say.

Services and legal requirements are becoming more and more expensive, for example, the implementation of the Yarovaya law.

Experts confirm that mobile operators will increase prices to bring them into line with current realities. Some tariffs have worked for 5-6 years. With the help of a price increase, companies will push subscribers to change their tariff. In addition, some tariffs will be cheaper than the old ones.

By the way, in 2021 the services of mobile operators increased by 2%, in 2022 by 10-12%. Meanwhile, the most expensive services are in Chechnya, Dagestan, and the cheapest are in Moscow, Magadan, Sakhalin, etc.

As Topnews wrote earlier, Russians have warned of rising food prices. The cost of meat, semi-finished products and sausages will increase several times – from 7 to 20%, according to experts.

Retail chains report that this is due to the rising cost of raw materials and packaging.

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Microsoft is buying developers World of Warcraft, Diablo and Call of Duty for nearly $70 billion

Microsoft buys developer of World of Warcraft, Diablo and Call of Duty for nearly $70 billion

#39;Activision Blizzard was multiplied by 1.5.

Activision Blizzard, owner of iconic games World of Warcraft, Diablo and Call of Duty, will join Microsoft.

The purchase will cost $68.7 billion and the deal will not #39;will enter into force only in 2023. the year.

For Microsoft, this means that it will enter the Top 3 of the largest players in the market, becoming the third in terms of revenue from game sales. Recall that the first positions were given to the giants of the video game industry, Tencent and Sony.

According to RIA Novosti, each share of the company will cost $95 to the ;buyer.

In return, Microsoft will receive franchise fees. These include Starcraft, Overwatch and Candy Crush.

Microsoft will also handle Major League Gaming's esports, and all Blizzard games will be available to Game Pass subscribers, which the multinational releases for PC and Xbox.

As previously reported by Topnews, Activision Blizzard was recently at the center of an online scandal when users became aware of several hundred complaints from company employees .

A significant proportion of them complained of sexual assault harassment at work, as well as violations of the wage system.

The company said several dozen employees were fired, and 44 also received official warnings.