The exchanges Bybit, Bitstamp, Bitrue, Gate.io and OKX have already expressed a desire to cooperate with Russian authorities. These sites can inform managers about the presence of crypto wallets and their numbers for their clients.
Before this, Sberbank could not find a way to collect cryptocurrencies for a long time. Law enforcement officers simply took a person’s smartphone or laptop and from there learned about the presence of digital assets.
“We thought: why not just ask the crypto exchanges,” said Akimov.
Previously, the Central Bank and the Russian Ministry of Finance agreed on a unified approach to the issue of cryptocurrencies, including their use in cross-border payments.
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