Russia plans a digital golden ruble
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Russia may allow gold-backed stablecoins under government control according to lawmakers.
The statement comes after Bank of Russia proposed a wide-ranging ban on the use of cryptocurrencies, and their trading and mining.
According to a report by the Central Bank of Russia, the nation's central bank gold holdings surpassed its dollar reserves for the first time in its history, with gold making up 23% of total reserves as of the end of June and dollar assets dropping to 22%.
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If approved this would directly link Russia's currency to gold bullion for the first time in more than a century.
Linking the ruble to bullion could give Russia more "sovereignty" over its financial system.
However, the governor of Russia's central bank, Elvira Nabiullina, told reporters the idea was "not being discussed in any way".
Full article: Reuters