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Cryptocurrency in Russian law: Surrogates, “Other Assets” and Digital Currency

Legal Issues in the Digital Age. 2020. Vol. 1. No. 1. P. 3-31.

For the last five years there has been a global boom of interest in cryptocurrencies, followed by the fall of their rates; at the same time, there was a wave of enthusiasm regarding the public offering of tokens (ICO) and disillusionment in them (due partly to the active counteraction by American and other influential regulators). Disputes on doctrine moved from suggestions of a new object of property rights to prohibitive initiatives. As these eventful years have shown, the global financial system is sufficiently stable to digest even such a decentralized phenomenon as cryptocurrency. In my opinion, it is now time to recall the tribulations of former discussions and draw a conclusion concerning their interim (one hopes) normative results.