Federal authorities in Russia are shifting ahead with a plan to intently monitor cryptocurrency exercise for illicit transactions and deanonymize crypto customers’ identities.

The Russian Federal Monetary Monitoring Service (Rosfinmonitoring) has chosen a contractor for creating a platform for monitoring cryptocurrency exercise. Based on knowledge from Russia’s state procurement web site, the nation will allocate 14.7 million rubles ($200,000 USD) from its finances to create a “module for monitoring and analyzing cryptocurrency transactions” utilizing Bitcoin (BTC).

Based on the official knowledge, the procurement contract was granted to an organization known as RCO, which is reportedly not directly backed by the Russian largest financial institution, Sber, previously referred to as Sberbank.

Below the contract’s documentation, RCO shall be tasked with constructing a monitoring device for tracing motion of digital monetary belongings, sustaining a database of cryptocurrency wallets concerned in illicit actions, in addition to monitoring crypto customers’ habits as a way to establish them.

The platform can even be designed to compile detailed profiles of crypto customers and assess their position within the financial exercise in addition to establish the chance of their participation in unlawful actions. Based on Rosfinmonitoring, Russia’s upcoming crypto monitoring device would enhance the effectivity of main monetary monitoring and compliance, in addition to guarantee the protection of finances funds.

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This newest improvement marks one other milestone in Russia’s efforts to trace cryptocurrency transactions after Rosfinmonitoring announced the “Clear Blockchain” initiative aiming to trace the motion of digital monetary belongings a 12 months in the past.

As beforehand reported, the authority deliberate to “partially cut back the anonymity” of transitions involving main digital belongings like Bitcoin and Ether (ETH), in addition to privacy-oriented cryptocurrencies like Monero (XMR). Rosfinmonitoring initially disclosed plans to track crypto transitions back in August 2018.