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Russia’s crypto mining bill could be finalized in January 2023
The crypto mining bill would legalize crypto mining and allow miners to sell mined crypto within and outside Russia.
CryptoSlate Wrapped Daily: November closes as one of the worst months for ETH or BTC, SBF claims the FTX collapse was a mistake
15 million Bitcoin goes into self-custody, CFTC chair claims Bitcoin is a commodity, and much more in this edition of CryptoSlate Wrapped Daily.
Russian lawmakers looking to establish state-backed crypto exchange
The draft bill would need to get the approval of the Russian Central Bank alongside the country's Ministry of Finance.
Several crypto exchanges reportedly block Russian users because of EU sanctions
Blockchain.com has set an October 27 deadline for its Russian users to withdraw their funds.
EU narrows Russia’s options further with crypto sanctions
The EU says its sanctions will potentially weaken Russia's industrial capacity to continue its war in Ukraine.
Russia blocks crypto exchange OKX without disclosing reason
The authorities blacklisted Okx.com's IP address on October 4.
CryptoSlate Wrapped Daily: Lebanon turns to crypto amid bank closures; FTX seeks to raise $1B; Zilliqa launches web3 gaming console
Binance launches Global Advisory Board to support responsible regulation of crypto, Russia's regulators agree to allow crypto use in international payments and much more in this edition of CryptoSlate Wrapped Daily.
Russia’s financial regulators agrees on crypto use for international payments
Russia apex bank and its finance ministry had previously held opposing views on the use of crypto.
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.