Kremlin Exploring ‘Crypto-rouble’ As Way To Evade U.S. Sanctions

Author: Lenore Koch, January 11, 2018, Leave a comment

NPR’s Ari Shapiro talks with Financial Times reporter, Max Seddon, about his reporting on Russia’s developing idea of a “crypto-rouble.” The “crypto-rouble” would work similarly to a Bitcoin, except transactions would not be anonymous under an authoritarian government. The Kremlin hopes the currency can help evade U.S. sanctions.

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