” Bitcoin Cyrpto Currency has no real value in the `Financial Markets’ as it is not backed by Real Asset’s”

#AceFinanceNews says according to (RIA Novosti) – The Bitcoin cryptocurrency is not on par with other financial securities as it is not backed by real assets, an official at Russia’s central bank said Monday.

The bitcoin logo

The bitcoin logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Bitcoin system, governed by complex mathematical algorithms, has been at the centre of recent debate as financial leaders grapple with how to regulate so-called virtual currencies.

As the total number of Bitcoins approaches a hard mathematical limit of 21 million, the coins become more computationally intensive – and costly – to calculate, a process known as mining.

“In order to equate Bitcoins with securities, it is essential to first understand what value a financial instrument represents,” said Andrei Shamrayev, deputy director of the central bank’s national payment system.

“[A Bitcoin’s value] is only fixed by the amount of time spent on its ‘mining.’”

The bank said last month that Bitcoin users – who are often also issuers of the currency through mining – could face jail time under laws restricting anonymous financial transactions intended to combat money laundering and the funding of terrorism.

Timur Batyrev, director of the bank’s national payments system, likened the currency Monday to a pyramid scheme fueled by speculative transactions.

“There will be people who are prepared to influence the exchange rate of Bitcoins in order to maximize profits.

Chiefly these are people who own a lot of Bitcoins, but there will also be people who will pay for this profit,” Batyrev said.

Designed by an unidentified computer scientist operating on-line under a pseudonym, Bitcoins have exploded as a currency for illicit transactions and were the primary means of payment on the narcotics-focused Silk Road on-line marketplace raided by the FBI in October.

 

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`Ukranian Parliament Authorised Disbursement of $218 Million’

#AceFinanceNews says the `Ukrainian Parliament on Monday, February 24, authorized the disbursement of 1.96 billion hryvnia ($218 million) for early presidential elections to be held on May 25.

 

The decision was passed by 352 votes with the required 226 votes.

 

English: Verkhovna Rada - Parlament of Ukraine...

English: Verkhovna Rada – Parlament of Ukraine Українська: Будинок Верховної Ради України Русский: Здание Верховного Совета Украины (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Yevgeny Geller, chair of the budget committee, said the funding would be secured by redistributing other expenditures.

 

The presidential election campaign will start in Ukraine on February 25, the Central Election Commission said.

 

“The election campaign starts automatically based on the resolution of the Verkhovna Rada [parliament] on the appointment of early elections of the president of Ukraine on May 25. At a meeting on Monday, the Central Election Commission will not make a statement on the start of the election campaign,” the Commission said.

 

According to preliminary estimates, the early presidential elections will cost 1.9 billion hryvnia (over $200 million).

 

On February 22, the parliament adopted a resolution stating that President Viktor Yanukovych had given up his constitutional duties and appointing early presidential elections for May 25, 2014.

 

 

 

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China And Other Nations Are Now Dumping Treasuries

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