As reported by the Agency TASS two sources on the financial market, the Central Bank of Russia did not allow Moscow exchange to launch trading in futures on bitcoin. To discuss this issue, the Bank of Russia is ready only after the appearance in the country the necessary legislation.
«The Central Bank said that the permissions on this tool will not give» — said one of interlocutors of the Agency. According to him, the Bank of Russia is ready to revisit this issue only after Russia will have the relevant legislation. Securities and exchange do not give official comments.
In September of this year it became known that the Moscow stock exchange wants to launch trading in futures on bitcoin. On the idea exchange, the underlying asset was to be one of the indexes of bitcoin — for example, the index of the new York stock exchange (NYSE Bitcoin Index).
In September the Moscow stock exchange has announced that it has begun to establish a platform for trading bitcoin, including platforms post-trading services scriptaction.
The status of cryptocurrencies in Russia is not resolved yet. Earlier, Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said that the Finance Ministry and the Central Bank before year-end will prepare a bill on the treatment of cryptocurrencies in Russia. However, based on instructions of the President of the Russian Federation, will have to wait until July 2018.