According to Russian state-owned news agency TASS, the country will open the first competence center for blockchain research under the auspicies of Russia’s state-owned bank VEB, as well as experts from Ethereum and Exonum, which is BitFury’s platform.
Russian division of popular fast food franchise Burger King has announced it is developing software to accept bitcoins. The cryptocurrency option is expected to be rolled out by the end of 2017. “The company plans to announce the winner of the tender for development of software that would enable us.
Bitcoin and blockchain technology company Blockchain has raised $40 million in its second round of institutional funding.
Blockchain content distribution platform DECENT has announced that it will launch on mainnet on Friday, June 30, 2017.
Russia is experiencing a severe shortage of graphics cards supply. As reported by Russian publication Vedomosti, computer hardware stores are nearly out of them.
JUNE 16, KYIV, UKRAINE – Representatives of the Government of Ukraine and Valery Vavilov, CEO of the leading infrastructure provider BitFury, have signed a memorandum of commitment to move the country’s land registry to blockchain.
Ukraine’s National Bank (NBU) concedes using blockchain technology to issue electronic version of the country’s national currency hryvnia. Electronic hryvnia may be issued as part of the National Bank’s project Cashless Economy.
The government of the former Soviet republic Kyrgyzstan intends to issue a national cryptocurrency backed with gold.