Чиновник Министерства финансов США: Мы не видим возможности масштабного использования криптовалюты для обхода санкций

Чиновник Министерства финансов США: We Don't See Crypto Could Be Used in Large-Scale Way to Evade Sanctions

Соединенные штаты. Department of the Treasury does not see that cryptocurrency could be used in a large-scale way to evade sanctions. “Its share as a medium for illicit finance is not anywhere as large as just using cash,” a senior Treasury official noted.

Treasury Departments View on Crypto Use to Evade Sanctions

Nellie Liang, Treasury undersecretary for domestic finance, talked about the potential use of cryptocurrency as a tool to evade sanctions for Russia Friday in an interview with Reuters.

The senior Treasury official explained that the crypto market is currently not large enough to run an economy on, and the crypto ecosystem is too underdeveloped to effectively facilitate sanctions evasion on a large scale.

The transaction size weve seen is fairly small. Of course, we recognize we may not see everything, but there is a fair amount of oversight,” Liang was quoted as saying. She elaborated:

At this point, we just dont see that it could be used in a large-scale way to evade sanctions.

The official revealed that the Treasury has been studying the issue for years. Кроме того, the Group of Seven (G7) advanced economies and other countries have raised concerns about the use of cryptocurrency for illicit finance.

She added:

While its growing because the use of crypto is growing, its share as a medium for illicit finance is not anywhere as large as just using cash.

Despite many sources confirming that cryptocurrency is currently not an effective tool for sanctions evasion on a large scale, Senator Elizabeth Warren remains deeply concerned.

She introduced a bill Thursdayto ensure that Vladimir Putin and Russian elites dont use digital assets to undermine the international communitys economic sanctions against Russia following its invasion of Ukraine.” Однако, an expert said that her bill isunnecessary, overbroad, and unconstitutional,” as Bitcoin-Tidings.com News previously reported.

журналист Лаура Шин опубликовала статью, в которой утверждается, что, President Joe Biden signed an executive order on crypto regulation last week. The order directs the secretary of the treasury to work with all relevant agencies to produce a report on the future of money and payment systems. Liang will lead the Treasurys effort to implement the executive order.

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