The Russian Central Bank Requested the Info From Banks on Operations With Crypto Exchanges
The Central Bank of the Russian Federation intends to study the operations of Russian banks related to cryptocurrency exchanges, casinos and forex dealers.
At first, the regulator sent requests to banks regarding cooperation with crypto exchanges in terms of P2P payments, including cards of nominees at the end of 2021.
According to Kommersant, the requests to banks included exchangers: btc-obmennik.com, cleanbtc.ru, 100bitcoins.com, ultrachange.biz, 1wn.kz, cryptex24.com/ru/, openchange.cash, xchange.cash, vexel.com, betatransfer.org.
The Central Bank emphasized that cryptocurrency exchangers do not register their activities and do not bear financial obligations to individuals. Since transactions are made anonymously, exchangers accept payments not to their current accounts, but to bank cards and electronic wallets controlled by them, often issued to front individuals. Therefore, the Central Bank intends to study the purpose of transactions and sources of funds to assess the risks of laundering and terrorist financing.