Weißrussland hat Millionen von Dollar in Krypto beschlagnahmt, Behauptungen des Chefermittlers

Behörden in Belarus haben die Beschlagnahme von Kryptowährungen gemeistert, the head of the country’s Investigative Committee revealed in a recent interview. Der hochrangige Strafverfolgungsbeamte behauptet, der Staat habe bereits Krypto-Vermögenswerte im Wert von mehreren Millionen Dollar beschlagnahmt.


Companies Allegedly Help Belarus Government With Crypto Seizure

Belarus had to deal with the challenge of how to seize cryptocurrencies when they were first used in drug trade and later economic crimes, Dmitry Gora, who heads the nation’s Investigative Committee, told the state-run ONT channel. He added that law enforcement agencies had to find a way to confiscate such digital assets and have already seized crypto worth hundreds of millions of Belarusian rubles (millions of U.S. Dollar).

Weißrussland hat Millionen von Dollar in Krypto beschlagnahmt, Behauptungen des Chefermittlers
Dmitry Gora. Quelle: ONT

The former Soviet republic, a close ally of Russia, legalized various crypto activities with a presidential decree which went into force in May 2018. The document introduced tax breaks and other incentives for crypto businesses operating as residents of the Hi-Tech Park (HTP) in Minsk within efforts to develop the country’s digital economy.

März 2021, President Alexander Lukashenko hinted at a possible tightening of the country’s crypto regulations, referring to China’s example. jedoch, HTP officials later insisted Belarusian authorities had no intention to adopt stricter rules for the industry. What’s more, the finance ministry proposed amendments to allow investment funds to acquire digital assets.

In April of this year, the Ministry of Justice adopted a legal procedure allowing the seizure of crypto funds as part of enforcement proceedings. It implements another decree by Lukashenko from February who bestellt the establishment of a special register for crypto wallets used for illicit purposes.

Dmitry Gora went on to quote his “advanced subordinates,” saying that cryptocurrency was just “digital trash.” “Based on this, I set the task: our state needs money to compensate for the damage caused. Let’s think about how to make money out of trash. I will not go into details, but we have learned how to do it… There are mechanisms that allow us to deal with these issues, and quite successfully,” he elaborated.

The law enforcement executive pointed out that both government agencies and commercial organizations are involved in the process. Infolge, “the amounts that are already in the form of good, normal money are on the accounts of the Investigative Committee,” Gora stated.

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Lubomir Tassev

Lubomir Tassev ist ein Journalist aus dem technisch versierten Osteuropa, dem das Zitat von Hitchens gefällt: „Schriftstellerin zu sein, das bin ich, eher als das, was ich tue.“ Neben Krypto, Blockchain und Fintech, Internationale Politik und Wirtschaft sind zwei weitere Inspirationsquellen.

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