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Congress wants to be notified of all crypto rewards payments by DOS
The U.S. wants to understand how crypto is impacting sanctions enforcement and take strong measures to prevent evasion.
Russia PM sets December deadline for international crypto payments rule
Prime minister Mikhail Mishustin noted that the country's financial system would have to adjust because of the economic sanctions imposed by western authorities.
Russia to settle cross-border payments using stablecoins
Russia is developing a digital platform that will allow it settle cross-border transactions with more friendly countries using commodity-backed stablecoins.
Russia to reportedly consider crypto use for international payments
Russia has faced increased scrutiny and sanctions from western countries over its Ukraine invasion, forcing a rethink of its stance towards crypto.
Hackers’ plan to sell stolen passport of Belarusian leader as NFT on OpenSea fails
Hacktivist group Belarusian Cyber Partisans listed NFTs of Belarusian President Lukashenko passport information for sale on OpenSea only for the collection to be promptly delisted.
Ukraine seizes $19,500 from crypto wallet dedicated to supporting Russian forces
The Security Service of Ukraine said it has arrested an individual who was raising funds via crypto to support Russian forces.
Putin signs law banning crypto-based payments in Russia
The legislation comes after the central bank finally showed signs of support for crypto payments over the last few months.
Russian’s Central Bank and Ministry of Finance clash over stablecoins
The Russian government agencies disagree on the viability of stablecoins, but perhaps a compromise can be reached in developing a ruble-backed stablecoin.
Russia approves tax exemptions for issuers of cryptocurrency
Russia approved a draft bill to exempt cryptocurrency issuers from VAT as part of its ongoing pro-crypto legislation.
Russia contemplates allowing crypto for international payments
While the Russian government is looking to adopt crypto for international payments, the Central Bank and Finance Ministry are yet to reach a consensus on crypto regulation.
Russian minister says crypto to become means of payment ‘soon’
Russian government agencies are yet to agree on whether crypto should be regulated or banned.
Coinbase to shut down some Russian accounts due to EU sanctions
Coinbase has asked select users to provide documents that prove they are not subject to EU sanctions before May 30.
Reports emerge of how Russian agency made Binance reveal its clients data
A Reuters report stated that Russia requested for information concerning the country’s opposition leader from Binance.
Binance to restrict services to Russia following EU sanctions
Binance's latest restrictions target Russian citizens and entities that hold over $10,885 in their crypto wallets.
Russia to legalize crypto as means of payment
Russia's Ministry of Finance is working on draft regulations that will legalize crypto as a payment method.
Belarusian crypto exchange stops trading for Russians over war in Ukraine
The Belarusian crypto exchange Currency.com announced on Tuesday they will put a halt on trading on behalf of Russian citizens following Russia’s invasion and war in Ukraine.
No data backs Russia’s PM statement of “10 trillion rubles spent on crypto”
No data backs the Russian PM statement of Russians spending around 10 trillion rubles on crypto.