August 12, 2022

Russia’s money laundering watchdog monitoring crypto to ruble transactions

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Russia’s Federal Financial Monitoring Service, or Rosfinmonitoring — the country’s Anti-Money Laundering body — is policing crypto to fiat transactions.

The federal executive body responsible for AML oversight made this known while addressing the members of parliament on Tuesday, according to a report by Russian news agency Regnum.

In a meeting with members of the State Duma Committee on the Financial Market, Herman Neglyad, deputy chief of Rosfinmonitoring revealed that the AML watchdog was working with commercial banks to police crypto to fiat transactions, stating:

“Banks have already begun to pay attention to exchange operations, that is, when they see that an operation has come after the exchange of virtual assets for hard currency, they have already begun to evaluate them and actually inform us about these operations.”

According to another Rosfinmonitoring spokesperson, the AML agency and the central bank are developing a framework to track suspicious crypto to fiat transactions.

As a federal executive body, Rosfinmonitoring reports directly to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Indeed, the agency’s remarks before parliament are coming on the heels ofTitle: Russia’s money laundering watchdog monitoring crypto to ruble transactions
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Published Date: Wed, 24 Mar 2021 11:03:54 +0000