The Russian Ministry of Finance is considering allowing the use of cryptocurrencies for international trade, according to the local news outlet interfax reported on Friday.

“The issue of using such digital currencies as barter transactions for international settlements is being actively discussed,” said Ivan Chebeskov, director of the Department of Fiscal Policy at the Ministry of Finance, according to the report.

Russian officials have teased the possibility a few times this year.

In March, the head of the country’s congressional energy committee, Pavel Zavalny, said in a press conference that Russia was ready to accept bitcoin for its natural resource exports. Zavalny explained that only “friendly” countries like China and Turkey would be given the option, as President Vladimir Putin said the day before that “unfriendly” countries should pay for Russian gas in rubles.

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