Russia

Waves CEO Sells His Stake in Blockchain Spin-Off Vostok

Founder of token issuance platform Waves has fully sold his stake in the firm’s blockchain spin-off Vostok to focus on the Wave...

FDD Assesses Risks of Crypto Use by Countries Under US Sanctions

The American Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) has assembled an assessment of current and future risks of cryptocurre...

Russian Smelting Giant Nornickel to Launch Digital Trading Platform by End of 2019

Russian mining and smelting giant Nornickel is planning to roll out a digital platform for metals trading by the end of 2019, l...

Russia to Postpone Adoption of Bill on Digital Currencies

Russia’s parliament, the State Duma, may defer the adoption of the country’s major crypto bill “On Digital Financial Assets” (D...

Russia Will Not Introduce Separate Regulation for Facebook’s Libra

Russia will not develop a separate regulation for Facebook’s cryptocurrency Libra, according to Deputy Finance Minister Alexei ...

Edward Snowden Used Bitcoin to Pay for Servers Used in NSA Leak

The servers Edward Snowden used to leak thousands of documents to journalists were paid for using bitcoin (BTC), the National S...

Criminals Rarely Use Crypto to Withdraw Stolen Funds

In Russia, fraudsters rarely use cryptocurrency to withdraw stolen money, according to the country’s central bank. The news was...

Russian Ministry of Finance Considers Allowing Cryptocurrency Trading

A representative of the Russian Ministry of Finance (MinFin) says the ministry is considering allowing cryptocurrency trading, ...

19% of World Population Bought Crypto Before 2019: Kaspersky Report

A new survey by Moscow-based cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab introduced on June 17th revealed that 19% of people globally have...

Russia Will Not Legalize Facebook’s Cryptocurrency, Official Says

Chairman of the Russian State Duma Committee on Financial Market Anatoly Aksakov has said that Facebook’s forthcoming cryptocur...