Tag: russia

  • CryptoRuble
    Crypto

    Is Russia on Its Way to Adopting Its Own State-Backed CryptoRuble?

    Russia may be on the way to adopting its own central bank digital currency, according to Anatoly Aksakov, chair of the State Duma’s Financial Market Committee. The Russian Parliament is studying three bills, introduced in March, to regulate smart contracts, digital currencies, cryptocurrency mining, and initial coin offerings (ICOs). Now...

    Ricardo Esteves | November 8, 2018 | 11:00 pm
  • Russia Bitcoin
    Bitcoin

    Moscow Bitcoin Boutique Speaks on Business and Russian Regulation

    A physical store in Central Moscow looks like a miniature version of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). Except, the store doesn’t list stocks on its trading screens; it lists Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. DeeCrypto has been in business since seven-months but is more than just a place...

    Davit Babayan | October 23, 2018 | 12:00 pm
  • pump and dump
    Industry

    Crypto Community Riled at Russian Exchange’s Coin Pump Scheme

    The crypto market has just entered into another tough period when a lot of coins started losing its value. In the midst of all the chaos, one cryptocurrency exchange announced a new pump scheme on several random coins, while hoping to get a boost itself. YoBit Plans a...

    Ali Raza | October 11, 2018 | 1:00 pm
  • FSMA
    Technology

    ECB Has No Plans to Launch Digital Currency Due to Blockchain Immaturity

    The European Central Bank (ECB) is not issuing a digital currency any time soon, according to President Mario Draghi. He’s argued that the blockchain technology is not mature enough for such a level of responsibility and physical cash remains widely used within the monetary union. ECB Studies Potential...

    Ricardo Esteves | September 15, 2018 | 8:30 pm
  • Vinnik
    Bitcoin

    Jailed Bitcoin Expert May Provide Insight Over Russia Election Meddling

    A Russian cryptocurrency expert may be the key to unlocking a U.S. investigation over Russia’s interference with American politics. Three countries are fighting to extradite Russian crypto expert Alexander Vinnik from Greece: Russia, France, and the U.S. Vladimir Putin’s government has already threatened retaliation against Greece if he doesn’t...

    Ricardo Esteves | September 4, 2018 | 9:30 pm
  • Maduro
    Industry

    Maduro Mandates Venezuela’s Petro to Become Second National Currency

    Facing hyperinflation as well as international sanctions that have brought Venezuela to its knees, controversial President Nicolás Maduro has mandated that his recently-developed Petro cryptocurrency become the nation’s second official currency. Maduro Adopts the Petro as Venezuela’s Second National Currency The news was announced by Maduro in a televised address today, and will...

    Thomas Delahunty | August 14, 2018 | 7:30 pm
  • Vinnik
    Industry

    Ex-BTC-e Operator Alexander Vinnik to be Extradited to France

    As part of an ongoing criminal case that has drawn international attention, a Greek court has agreed today to extradite Russian cybercrime suspect and ex-Bitcoin BTC-e platform operator Alexander Vinnik to France. The move comes after Greek authorities decided exactly where to send Vinnik, who is also wanted...

    Thomas Delahunty | July 13, 2018 | 10:30 pm
  • HBUS
    Technology

    Huobi-Partnered Exchange HBUS Opens to US Citizens

    Crypto exchange and U.S. strategic partner of Huobi, HBUS, has announced today it will begin new user registrations of U.S. citizens. Following a recent Amsterdam quant trading event, Huobi has begun their Global Elites Program in the Netherlands. HBUS Opens to US Citizens The marketplace will go live...

    tim copeland | July 6, 2018 | 8:00 pm
  • Viber
    Crypto

    Viber Messenger to Launch Cryptocurrency in Russia Next Year

    Viber, a cross-platform instant messaging and voice-over IP application operated by Japanese multinational company Rakuten, has plans to become a platform for its parent company’s cryptocurrency, Rakuten Coin. The Japanese conglomerate is studying the recent legal developments regarding digital assets in Russia in order to launch the new service...

    Ricardo Esteves | July 4, 2018 | 1:00 am

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