Bitcoin price soared past the $5,000 mark on Thursday, October 12, reaching a current all time high of $5,269 on the Bitfinex exchange.
Russia plans to introduce limitations to the maximum amount of purchased cryptocurrencies.
Ukraine’s parliament, the Verkhovna Rada, will review an alternative cryptocurrency bill. It’s the second bill focused on cryptocurrencies in the last few days, this time registered by Sergey Rybalka, a parliament member from the Radical Party.
The council of judges in Saloniki has ruled on October 11th that Russian national Alexander Vinnik suspected of fraud has to be extradited to Russia. This grants the request from Russia’s general prosecutor.
In the latest twist of events, Russian government claimed it intends to “head and legally regulate” issuance and turnover of cryptocurrencies.
Ukraine’s parliament, Verkhovna Rada, will review a bill on cryptocurrency regulation. The paper has been published at the parliament’s official website.
Russia’s president Vladimir Putin has stated that introduction of digital technologies in finance shall be subject to a thorough discussion to avoid cryptocurrency-related risks.
According to the first deputy chairman of Russia’s Central Bank Sergei Shvetsov, Russia will ban websites that offer cryptocurrency trading. He noted that the regulator’s stance towards cryptocurrencies and their derivatives was negative.