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Why the Russian Prime Minister wants to “protect” Bitcoin and crypto users
Russia has enjoyed an on-and-off relationship with cryptocurrencies, with ever-changing regulations and official perceptions fluctuating between periods of yes crypto and no crypto.
Why are so many people in Eastern Europe using cryptocurrencies?
How did Russia, a country where cryptocurrencies are banned for use as payment, and Ukraine, where the asset class essentially exists outside of the law, rank the highest when it comes to crypto adoption? The latest Chainalysis report, where Eastern Europe was found to have the highest grassroots-level adoption of cryptocurrency despite being the fourth-largest […]
A Russian billionaire is getting into cryptocurrency, but not in the way that you would expect
Vladimir Potanin, one of the richest individuals in Russia and the CEO of metal conglomerate Norilsk Nickel, received approval from the Central Bank of Russia to operate a cryptocurrency.
Bitcoin miners set up in Siberia aiding network decentralization
Cheap hydroelectricity and frigid year-round temperatures have made the Siberian city of Bratsk home to several Bitcoin mining farms.
Telegram testing an Ethereum-compatible blockchain
Telegram is publicly testing its much-anticipated blockchain project ‘TON.’ The company’s blockchain will be compatible with Ethereum, allowing developers to port their Ethereum smart contracts, revealed a tech startup working on the project alongside Telegram.
Telegram’s Gram token could go live in October (after $1.7 billion ICO)
After months of anticipation, messaging app Telegram is inching closer to launching its Gram token.
Telegram Open Network (TON) tokens will finally be available to retail investors
Telegram, one of the fastest growing messaging apps in the world, will for the first time make its Gram token available to retail investors through Liquid exchange.
Russian social media platform Vkontakte may launch cryptocurrency, potential access for 50 million users
Vkontakte, a Russian social media platform and subsidiary of Mail.ru Group, is reportedly working on a cryptocurrency.
Is Russia’s Alleged $10 Billion Bitcoin Investment Fake News?
Recent news that “Russia will buy $10 billion in Bitcoin and ditch the United States dollar” is backed by the flimsiest of evidence.
U.S. Court Alleges Russia Used Bitcoin to Fund Illegal Activities
A United States Justice Department indictment against seven Russian officers on October 5, 2018, revealed the country allegedly used Bitcoin to fund illegal interests in the States, reported MarketWatch.
Russia May Criminalize Illegal Cryptocurrency Activities
Maintaining its positive, yet careful, stance on cryptocurrencies, the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs is considering making all unauthorized cryptocurrencies a criminally-liable offense, according to local outlet Izvestia.
Russian DNC Hackers Used Bitcoin to Fund Operation
Even prior to Donald Trump's November 2016 United States presidential election, the notion of Russian interference in the election was under investigation by United States intelligence agencies.
Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum and Litecoin are Now Being Tested at Russia’s Two Largest Banks
Alfa-Bank and Sberbank — two of Russia’s largest players in the banking market — are currently in the testing phase of cryptocurrency-based investment options geared toward its retail investors, local Russian news Kommersant reported back on June 15th.
Telegram Cancels Public ICO
In January, the popular messaging app, Telegram, announced that it would launch an ICO to fund its Telegram Open Network.
From Russia With Love: Buterin Vs Pham in Twitter Throwdown Round 2
Vitalik Buterin’s unstoppable berzerk trolling frenzy has continued unabated this month, with a highlight reel that has included the Ethereum creator referring to Bitcoin Cash proponent Craig Wright as a fraud, mercilessly roasting Tron’s Justin Sun, and shredding HODLers in a recent Vice interview.
Russia’s Supreme Court Decision Paves the Way for Safer Bitcoin and Crypto Journalism
Everyone knows that Russia has a love-hate relationship with cryptos and blockchain.
Russia Orders Telegram Block Over Encryption Key Order
In a move that could have a severe impact on how the global cryptocurrency market communicates, a Russian court has ruled that telecommunications providers must block highly popular encrypted messaging app Telegram within the country.
Russian Government Prepares Stringent New ICO Regulations
In what is being perceived as a one-sided move, the Russian Ministry of Communications has set forth a new set of ICO regulations under which companies looking to facilitate token sale events will be obliged to guarantee that investors can sell back their tokens.