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A first legalized cryptocurrency exchange will be launched in Belarus in mid-March 2018. It will have, among others, trading pairs of bitcoin and the Belarusian ruble.

The website of the future exchange is exrate.by. There is a countdown started on the website. The organizers of the exchange call it “the first centralized cryptocurrency exchange with the possibility of legal input and output of fiat funds created in the Customs Union,” which includes Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Armenia, and Kyrgyzstan.

The consultative support of the project is provided by Cryhttps://cryptocode.by/ptocode, the first company in the field of blockchain technologies in Belarus. It has been operating since 2015 and is engaged in mining (including design and construction of mining farms), and also provides consulting services.

In mid-October, the head of the National Bank of Belarus, Pavel Kallaur, said that the country does not consider settling settlements in cryptocurrencies, but other issues of their regulation and use are now being worked out by state bodies.