Vladimir Putin: You can use bitcoins for some operations
President of Russia Vladimir Putins says that it is possible to use bitcoins for some operations.
Putin discussed bitcoin and the problem of digital currencies with the participants of Klyazma Youth Forum, says ITAR-TASS News agency.
“This money has no real basis and they do not depend on any real entity. In general you can use these “coins”, they are spreading more and more. You can use them as the equivalent [of money] in some segments of economy. This is possible” said president of Russia.
Press-secretary of Vladimir Putin Dimitry Peskov later noted, that Vladimir Putin does not support bitcoin.
“He did not speak about bitcoins, but about some forms of electronic payments. It is clear from the context of his speech,” said Peskov.