Tag: russia

  • 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

    “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

    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...

    Thomas Delahunty | February 22, 2018 | 11:00 pm
  • nuclear

    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.”...

    Thomas Delahunty | February 9, 2018 | 7:15 pm
  • Moscow Stock Exchange

    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

    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
  • vinnik

    Alexander Vinnik of BTC-e Loses Extradition Battle

    The supposed ring leader of an international cyber crime scheme has lost his appeal against his extradition to the US. Alexander Vinnik of the now defunct BTC-e exchange is wanted on 21 counts of money laundering and other offences in the United States. Some of the illegal funds...

    Rick D. | December 13, 2017 | 9:38 pm
  • Biocoin

    BioCoin ICO Goes Live, as Russia Gradually Turns Crypto-Friendly

    BioCoin crowdsale went live on November 1st, says LavkaLavka. The company has been working on hosting the first official Russian cryptocurrency platform — Voskhod, in a move set to gain an appropriate percentage of the Russian crypto-market and allow broad public participation in its equity. With the ICO ...

    Jayanand Sagar | November 4, 2017 | 4:00 am

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