Prosecutor General Igor Krasnov is known as a supporter of the strictest possible Crypto-regulation.
He periodically talks about the risks posed by digital currencies. In particular, he is concerned about the criminal use of Bitcoin and other virtual coins.
Last Tuesday, the Attorney General gave a report to the Federation Council and reiterated the use of Cryptocurrencies in various shady schemes. His office proposes to introduce a law that would recognize digital assets as a subject of criminal encroachment.
In addition, the RF Prosecutor General’s Office calls on the parliament and the government to take additional restrictive measures against holders of virtual coins.
According to the Prosecutor General, criminals use advances in IT technology to hide their activities from law enforcement agencies.
At the same time Krasnov noted that last year the number of crimes committed with the use of high-tech tools decreased.