Russian billionaire asks bank to consider BTC payment option


Russian industrialist Oleg Deripaska has asked the Bank of Russia to embrace the flagship cryptocurrency

Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska has revealed his desire to see his country follow in the footsteps of El Salvador. The oligarch encouraged the Bank of Russia to officially accept Bitcoin as a payment means in the country in a similar way to El Salvador that adopted the crypto as legal tender. Through his Telegram account, Deripaska took a swing at the central bank’s stance on digital assets.

He accused the bank of being responsible for the poor Bitcoin adoption because of its uncompromising nature in regulating digital assets. The Russian industrialist argued that the bank’s rigorous and stern approach is the reason why many citizens in the country are not dealing with crypto assets. He proposed the adoption of Bitcoin as a payment method, referencing El Salvador’s case.

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