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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 […]
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.
Cheap hydroelectricity and frigid year-round temperatures have made the Siberian city of Bratsk home to several Bitcoin mining farms.
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.
After months of anticipation, messaging app Telegram is inching closer to launching its Gram token.
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.
Vkontakte, a Russian social media platform and subsidiary of Mail.ru Group, is reportedly working on a cryptocurrency.
Recent news that “Russia will buy $10 billion in Bitcoin and ditch the United States dollar” is backed by the flimsiest of evidence.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In January, the popular messaging app, Telegram, announced that it would launch an ICO to fund its Telegram Open Network.
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.
Everyone knows that Russia has a love-hate relationship with cryptos and blockchain.
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.
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.
Messaging giant Telegram has lost its appeal to stop the country’s Federal Security Service (FSB) from gaining access to its encrypted data.