Russian Central Bank Official: ICOs Have 'Huge Potential'

Russian Central Bank Official: ICOs Have ‘Huge Potential’

A senior official at Russia’s central bank said earlier today that he believes initial coin offerings (ICOs) could drive funding opportunities for startups. According to the state-owned news service TASS , Bank of Russia first deputy chairman Sergei Shvetsov said that the central bank would "support the development" of the blockchain funding model. It’s a notable development, given that the Bank of Russia – which doesn’t serve as a financial regulator in the country – had published an investor warning about cryptocurrencies and ICOs back in September. Shvetsov was quoted as saying: "Our country has a tremendous potential of […]