Tag: russia

  • Crypto

    Russia In Talks With Venezuela to Use ‘El Petro’

    Petro, the cryptocurrency launched by the government of Venezuela in February 2018, is being considered by Russia as a means of international transactions, according to the Venezuelan Foreign Ministry. Venezuelan-backed Cryptocurrency Could Be Used By Russia A Russian-Venezuelan high-level intergovernmental meeting taking place in Caracas is discussing a number...

    Ricardo Esteves | April 4, 2018 | 1:33 am
  • Crypto

    Bitfinex Refuses to List Venezuelan Petro Digital Currency

    One of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges has issued a statement regarding the recently launched “El Petro” (PTR) – a digital currency supposedly backed by Venezuela’s crude oil reserves. Bitfinex are refusing to list the planet’s first ever state-issued cryptocurrency. The Petro Offers “Limited Utility” The reasons cited in...

    Rick D. | March 27, 2018 | 7:50 pm
  • russia
    Crypto

    “Cryptocurrency Is Not Money,” Says Russia

    The Russian Parliament is about to pass a draft bill on cryptocurrencies and digital tokens in which they are considered assets. Unfortunately, locals and tourists won’t be able to pay for goods and services using cryptocurrencies in Russia. Russian Parliament To Regulate Cryptocurrencies The bill outlines the legal...

    Ricardo Esteves | March 21, 2018 | 4:47 pm
  • akimov
    Blockchain

    Boris Akimov “Tokenizes” Himself – Offers Expertise and Advice

    Russian celebrity, organic food fan, cryptocurrency enthusiast, and co-creator of BioCoin, Boris Akimov, has decided to “tokenize” himself. Akimov, founder of Russian online organic food exchange LavkaLavka, will launch his own cryptocurrency, Akimov coin, on the Waves Platform, a blockchain system developed in Moscow. As of today, Waves...

    newsbtc | February 22, 2018 | 11:00 pm
  • nuclear
    Bitcoin

    Russian Engineers Arrested for Mining BTC at Federal Nuclear Center

    A team of Russian nuclear engineers have been arrested for allegedly using a powerful government supercomputer at the Federal Nuclear Center to mine Bitcoin. In a statement, the center’s press service said: “There has been an unsanctioned attempt to use computer facilities for private purposes including so-called mining.”...

    newsbtc | February 9, 2018 | 7:15 pm
  • Moscow Stock Exchange
    Bitcoin

    Moscow Stock Exchange Considered for Cryptocurrency Trading

    According to a Russian politician, the nation’s central bank are currently considering the Moscow Stock Exchange for cryptocurrency trading purposes. In an interview with Russia’s TASS, a state-owned media outlet, the head of the State Duma’s (the lower chamber of parliament) Financial Market Committee, Anatoly Alksakov, spoke of...

    Rick D. | January 24, 2018 | 12:48 am
  • cryptorouble
    Crypto

    Russia to Launch Cryptorouble to Evade Sanctions

    In October last year, Russia heavy-handedly clamped down on cryptocurrencies by blocking public access to exchange websites. The move was a strong indication that the Putin administration was unsupportive of the burgeoning industry however recent news suggests otherwise. The Financial Times reported yesterday that the Kremlin was working...

    Martin Young | January 3, 2018 | 7:05 am

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