At the Moscow Financial Forum the session "Regulating Digital Financial Assets: Issues and Solutions" was held. Participants discussed what aspects of the digital economy should be regulated by the state.
According to Yana Pureskina, Director of the Department of Financial Policy of the Russian Federation, the main decision to which the Ministry of Finance came together with the Central Bank is that the digital economy cannot be left to self-regulation.
"We see high risks in the withdrawal of digital assets. To start the regulation, we are obliged to protect unqualified investors from these high risks, "- noted Yana Pureskina.
Alexey Moiseev, Deputy Minister of Finance of the Russian Federation, stressed that no one in the world knows exactly how to manage digital financial assets, so first and foremost, you need to protect yourself from risks.
"There are two areas in which we work: protection from money laundering through crypto-currencies and protecting customers from the purchase of financial assets that they do not understand. In other words, we cannot force a person not to write a pin-code on a bank card, but we can explain why this shouldn’t be done," the Deputy Finance Minister said.
Dmitry Peskov, Russian President’s Special Representative for digital and technological development, speaking about the detachment, drew attention to the fact that no one guarantees its stability. According to Peskov, it is impossible to build long-term state tasks on technology that does not guarantee stability.