Did you know there’s a bitcoin conference happening in Moscow, Russia? Neither did we.
To say the least, event organizers didn’t exactly do the best of jobs promoting the event, but that’s beside the point.
Russian start-up CoinSpot has apparently brought one of the first bitcoin ATMs to Moscow, Russia. That’s according to ‘bitcoin Jesus’ Roger Ver, who posted an image of the Lamassu-manufactured ATM (which is more practically a vending machine) on Twitter.
As you may or may not aware, the status of crypto-currency in Russia is a bit confusing, to say the least.
Earlier this year in February, news surfaced that digital currencies were banned in Russia. Later reports indicated that the news was false. Users in Russia remain uncertain of their government’s view on the use of digital currencies.
Nevertheless, Russia maintains a contentious status on BitLegal, a website that aims to record international regulatory landscape surrounding bitcoin and other digital currencies.
Could this be the spark Russia needs?