Tag: russia

  • 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
    Crypto

    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
    Altcoins

    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
  • Cryptocurrency
    Industry

    Two of Russia’s Largest Banks to Offer Crypto Trading in Six Top Coins

    Two of Russia’s largest banks, Alfa Bank and Sberbank, will soon be offering clients access to cryptocurrency portfolios that will permit the trading of six popular coins on major exchanges Kraken and Bitstamp. Crypto Trading Portfolio Alfa Bank is the largest private bank in Russia, while Sberbank is state-owned...

    Thomas Delahunty | June 19, 2018 | 9:30 pm
  • farms
    Altcoins

    Russian Banker Turned Anarchist Farmer is Turning Potatoes into Cryptocurrency

    As digital assets near the precipice of falling into the controlling hands of the very financial institutions they were created to disrupt, one banker turned farmer is leading a small village outside of Moscow in a potato driven cryptocurrency revolution. Rebuilding a Dying Village with Cryptocurrency When Mikhail Shlyapnikov was...

    John McMahon | June 8, 2018 | 10:00 am
  • Blockchain
    Blockchain

    Russia to Pilot ICO Technology as Investors Want Digital Tokens

    Russia is about to test an initial coin offering (ICO) technology at its central bank’s regulatory platform, which was launched in April 2018 to pilot unregulated technologies. The project aims to conduct the first transaction involving tokenized assets and assess the specifics of these transactions, mitigate associated risks,...

    Ricardo Esteves | May 25, 2018 | 9:00 pm

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