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Russians To Mine Bitcoin Close to a NATO Exercise in Norway

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Mining A serious Russian investment in a new mining facility in Norway has sparked questions – why here, why now? Russians are throwing a billion kroner into a project to install thousands of powerful computers mere kilometers from the scene of a large NATO exercise. The construction of the farm is expected to begin this Read More

Putin: Cryptocurrency Has Its Place, No State Can Have Own Crypto

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Featured Cryptocurrency has its place in the world and Russia should carefully consider when and how to take part in the process of its development, Vladimir Putin said in his annual Q&A session with Russian citizens. The president noted that “by definition” neither Russia, nor any other country could have a national cryptocurrency. Putin also mentioned Read More

Alleged BTC-e Mastermind Confesses to Russian Money Laundering Charges

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News According to regional publications in Russia, the alleged BTC-e mastermind and prisoner in Greece, Alexander Vinnik, has allegedly confessed to charges of fraud and money laundering on May 24, 2018. Reports reveal a signed document details that Vinnik admits to committing financial fraud between 2011-2017 through the BTC-e cryptocurrency exchange. Also read: This Week Read More

Russian Institutions to Trial Central Bank ICO Platform

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Two Russian financial institutions are set to test a regulatory platform that aims to make domestic initial coin offerings (ICOs) more transparent and secure for traditional investors. Russia’s National Settlement Depository (NSD) announced on Thursday that it is working with Sberbank CIB, the bank’s corporate and investment banking arm, to test an ICO issuance platform Read More

‎₽750 Million: Russia’s Largest Bank Buys Commercial Bonds on a Blockchain

1 month ago admin2 Comments Off on ‎₽750 Million: Russia’s Largest Bank Buys Commercial Bonds on a Blockchain
Advertisement Join our community of 10 000 traders on Hacked.com for just $39 per month. The investment and corporate banking arm of Sberbank and telecom giant MTS have laid claim to conducting Russia’s first commercial bond transaction using blockchain technology. In an announcement, MTS revealed it had placed commercial bonds worth RUB 750 million (approx. Read More

National Government Digital Currencies Versus Globally Distributed Cryptocurrencies: in Depth

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The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph.com. As society starts to move away from cash, central banks’ potential to reap profits off issuing that cash could be threatened. Many governments are worried about the mass adoption of cryptocurrencies and hence are Read More

Sberbank Buys Commercial Bonds Issued Over Blockchain Platform

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Russian bank Sberbank CIB and telecoms firm MTS have conducted what they say is the country’s first commercial bond transaction made using blockchain. MTS announced Tuesday that it had placed commercial bonds of 750 million rubles ($12.11 million), with the primary buyer being Sberbank, using a proprietary blockchain platform provided by the National Settlement Depository (NSD) Read More

Bitcoin in Brief Thursday: OECD Explores Cryptocurrencies, Central Asian Powerhouse Calls for UN Crypto Rules

1 month ago admin2 Comments Off on Bitcoin in Brief Thursday: OECD Explores Cryptocurrencies, Central Asian Powerhouse Calls for UN Crypto Rules
The Daily In today’s edition of Bitcoin in Brief we’re focusing on developments in the realm of international politics and economics regarding cryptocurrencies. The Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development is looking into the possible uses of digital coins and the associated technologies. Kazakhstan is calling for the adoption of common crypto rules by the Read More

The US is talking about “great power competition.” What does that mean?

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The US is creating a new naval command and redeploying the Second Fleet in the Atlantic, the department of defense announced yesterday (May 4), putting teeth behind a new national security strategy announced in January. “We will continue to prosecute the campaign against terrorists that we are engaged in today, but great power competition, not Read More

Survey: 89% of Visa, Mastercard, Unionpay Users Know Crypto – 53% Have Purchased

2 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Survey: 89% of Visa, Mastercard, Unionpay Users Know Crypto – 53% Have Purchased
News A global study of cryptocurrency purchases made by users of Visa, Mastercard, and Unionpay cards shows that 89% of respondents are knowledgeable about crypto and 53% have purchased some in the past 12 months. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space A Global Study Global payment service provider Worldcore reportedly conducted a Read More