According to some political representatives, the illegal use of cryptocurrency in Switzerland has become an increasing problem. Among other things, SP Parliamentary Group Leader Roger Nordmann called for banning “anonymous cryptocurrencies.” His proposal on the subject is currently being debated across party lines.
A few months ago, there was one in the Rolle community Data theft. The cybercriminals responsible demanded a ransom in the form of cryptocurrency and, in response, posted the confidential data on the Internet in response. Similar incidents have been increasingly observed in the past year, Writes Daily newspaper. Some Swiss politicians want an end to this.
Request to ban “anonymous electronic money”
First of all, the National Councilor and Leader of the Socialist Party’s Parliamentary Group Roger Nordman had his say. He believes that cryptocurrency is easy for extortionists and other cybercriminals. Blockchain transactions are often not assigned to a person, which makes it difficult for authorities to pursue them. Therefore, the politician wants to completely ban the use of “anonymous cryptocurrencies.” Nordman pointed to hardcore people as an example Actions taken by the People’s Republic of ChinaBlock any encryption services.
“The use of cryptocurrencies whose identity is not guaranteed should be prohibited.” Roger Nordmann, National Councilor and leader of the Socialist Party faction
This appears to be a multilateral concern. For example, the proposal was joined by Nordmann National Consultant SVP and IT pioneer Franz Groeter. He also believes that anonymous trading in cryptocurrencies should be stopped. Liberal National Councilor Frederick Borlütz went further than Nordmann and Grotter. He did not even rule out a general ban on cryptocurrencies.