Russia

Binance Crypto Exchange Adds Four Trading Pairs for Russian Ruble

Major cryptocurrency exchange Binance listed four Russian ruble trading pairs, according to an announcement on Dec. 2. The firs...

Hodler’s Digest, Nov. 25–Dec. 1

Coming every Sunday, Hodler’s Digest will help you track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (a...

Russia Reportedly Considers Ban on Using Crypto as Means of Payment

Russia is allegedly preparing a ban on the use of cryptocurrencies to pay for goods and services. A report from Izvestia on Nov...

Russian Oligarch Turns Soviet Plant Into a Major Bitcoin Mining Hub

The largest data center in the former Soviet Union, BitRiver, opened about a year ago in the Siberian city of Bratsk and most o...
November 24, 2019
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Sberbank Patents Blockchain Repo Solution in a Purported First for Russia Banks

Russia’s largest bank, the state-owned Sberbank, has pioneered a blockchain solution for repurchase agreements — also known as ...
November 20, 2019
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New Files Allegedly Connect $450M in Lost Bitcoin to Russian Intelligence

$450 million worth of lost cryptocurrency from the now-defunct cryptocurrency exchange WEX may have been transferred to a fund ...

BRICS Nations Discuss Creation of New Crypto For Unified Payment System

According to one official in attendance, members of international association BRICS discussed the creation of a new cryptocurre...

Russian Crypto Plot, China Mining U-Turn, Lottery Winner’s BTC Gamble: Hodler’s Digest, Nov. 4–10

Coming every Sunday, Hodler’s Digest will help you track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (a...

Scale of OneCoin Scam Unravels Amid Ongoing Court Hearings

With each passing day, the financial nitty-gritty associated with the cryptocurrency-related OneCoin Ponzi scheme continues to ...
November 10, 2019
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New Law Would Let Police Confiscate Bitcoin From 2021

Russia is planning on creating legal statutes allowing the government to achieve the impossible: confiscation of Bitcoin (BTC)....
November 7, 2019
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