Tag: russia

  • FSMA
    Crypto

    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
    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

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