The chief internet advisor to Russian President Vladimir Putin has announced the creation of a new association focused on blockchain and cryptocurrency.
Russia’s ministry of finance intends to ban selling bitcoins to individuals, the deputy minister of finance Alexei Moiseev stated in his interview with Rossiya-24 news channel.
BTC-e operators have made an announcement confirming the platform is preparing for re-launch.
German Sterligov, an eccentric Russian entrepreneur, has launched a cryptocurrency exchange named CryptoSterlingClub Alice.
Burger King’s Russian division has announced it is now offering Whoppercoin, its own cryptocurrency named after the signature burger serves by the company.
Over the last two-and-a-half years, Estonia has offered so-called e-Residency to foreign entrepreneurs who want to virtually site their businesses in the country. The program gives people an Estonian government-backed digital ID, the ability to simply register an EU company, access to business banking and payments services, and tools with.
No Western Cryptography – FSB Wants to Introduce ‘Russian Algorithms’ in the International Blockchain Standard
According to Vedomosti that reference their unnamed sources at the ISO (International Standardization Organization), Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) is represented in the special committee for blockchain standardization.
The Switzerland-based digital asset exchange Shapeshift has announced that the company has acquired KeepKey, manufacturer of cryptocurrency hardware wallets.