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.