El Banco Central de Ucrania prohíbe a los ciudadanos las compras de criptomonedas usando la moneda fiduciara del país, la grivna, pero sí lo pueden hacer con monedas extranjeras.
A few hours ago, the Central Bank of Ukraine published a statement on its website entitled “. The National Bank is implementing additional measures to prevent the outflow of unproductive capital”.
There he clarified the restrictions now imposed on cross-border transactions by citizens “to prevent unproductive outflow of capital capital is most commonly defined as the large sum of money you would use to invest. from the country under martial law. Therefore, individuals will be able to buy assets that are directly converted (exchanged) for cash cash is the most liquid form of money: physical coins and banknotes in the most narrow sense of the term. and belong to quasi-cash transactions, using only their own foreign currency, within the limit of 100,000 UAH – Ukrainian hryvnas – per month (equivalent)”. This implies an amount of US$3,400.
Such a decision includes the purchase of cryptocurrencies using the country’s local currency, invoking, as the text says, the martial law that has been in place since Russia’s invasion.
Thus, people can only buy cryptocurrencies using foreign currency up to a value of $3,400).
Purchases of cryptocurrencies are classified as “quasi-cash transactions” which also include the replenishment of e-wallets, brokerage or currency accounts and the payment of traveler’s checks.
P2P transfer included
Emphasizes that the limit on transactions applies to transfers P2P the decentralized interactions between parties in a distributed network, partitioning tasks or workloads between peers. cross-border. “The above non-cash transactions may be made using payment cards issued to accounts opened in foreign currency.” he clarifies again.
At the same time, he also stresses that, in order to support the opposite of Resistance, it is a threshold that crypto’s price doesn’t fall below. internally displaced persons in Ukraine, the National Bank “has determined that individuals also have the opportunity to make cross-border P2P transfers from accounts opened in banks in the national currency currency is a medium of exchange that defines value. within a certain limit of 100,000 grivnas per month. However, quasi-cash transactions from the respective accounts are temporarily prohibited.”
According to the National Bank, “ the relevant changes will help to improve the foreign exchange businesses that allow customers to trade cryptocurrencies for fiat money or other cryptocurrencies. market, which is a necessary prerequisite for further easing of restrictions, as well as to reduce pressure on Ukraine’s international reserves”.
It adds that the changes do not apply to the use of payment cards abroad and in Ukraine for payments for goods, works and services, which can be made without restrictions.
Cryptocurrencies are not banned
Es importante aclarar que esto no significa que estén prohibidas las criptomonedas, sino que el gobierno está cuidando la fuga de capital.
Ukraine formally legalized cryptocurrencies in the country in mid-March. , determinando el estado legal, la clasificación, la propiedad y los reguladores de los activos virtuales que serán regulados por la Comisión Nacional de Valores y Mercado de Valores.
In addition, during the entire period of the war, Ukraine had been receiving at least US$100 million in cryptocurrencies . In fact, the government already accepts donations in up to 13 different cryptocurrencies, including, in addition to the traditional ones Bitcoin the biggest and most popular cryptocurrency in the world. It is a decentralized digital currency that enables users to make trustless peer-to-peer transactions. yEther the form of payment used in the operation of the distribution application platform, Ethereum.are Dogecoin, Monero y Casper, among others.
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