Fwd: Russia want completely ban Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies
fnpaladini at gmail.com
Sat Aug 2 10:28:37 PDT 2014
It's a joke, keep calm :P
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From: Paweł Zegartowski <pzegar at gmail.com>
Date: 2014-08-02 12:42 GMT-03:00
Subject: Re: Russia want completely ban Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies
To: Fernando Paladini <fnpaladini at gmail.com>
Cc: cpunks <cypherpunks at cpunks.org>
"I miss the Soviet Union, at least they respected the personal and social
freedom (but, yes, I know Stalin was a lunatic). "
I hope you don't really believe that.
On 2 August 2014 17:11, Fernando Paladini <fnpaladini at gmail.com> wrote:
> But when they say "criminal penalty for mining and other operation", what
> they mean? I say, how can Russia know who are using Bitcoin, how can Russia
> know who are trading or mining Bitcoin?
> I think this image can describe the idea I want pass:
> Am I wrong about that?
> I miss the Soviet Union, at least they respected the personal and social
> freedom (but, yes, I know Stalin was a lunatic).
> 2014-08-01 20:29 GMT-03:00 Troy Benjegerdes <hozer at hozed.org>:
> On Fri, Aug 01, 2014 at 08:10:55PM +0000, Anton Nesterov wrote:
>> > Ministry of Finance of Russia drafted a bill to ban cryptocurrencies
>> > with administrative or criminal penalty for mining and other operation.
>> > Also they want to censor bitcoin-related websites.
>> > This will come into force in 2015.
>> > http://top.rbc.ru/economics/01/08/2014/940521.shtml (in Russian)
>> I don't know anything about russian politics, but US politicians draft
>> idiotic rules/legislation all the time that get dramatically changed.
>> (exhibit a:
>> If Russia wishes to exclude themselves from the world economy, that is
>> choice, but I suspect their oligarchs will still want to hide money in
>> New York
>> and they'll have to get a Bitlicense to properly launder the transaction.
>> My prediction is that Bitlicense will evolve into being the much vaunted
>> 'anonymous digital cash', and you'll just need to pay the proper
>> protection fee
>> to the state of New York or they will get a bank to hold your funds for
>> like they are doing to Argentina's on-time debt payments.
>> I also fully expect other states and nations will get into the licensed
>> protection racket in ways that reflect their local culture and values.
>> Don't mess with flyover land if you want to get insurance.
> Fernando Paladini
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