Ukraine has partnered with global technology company the Bitfury Group to put a sweeping range of government data on a blockchain platform, the firm’s chief executive officer told Reuters, in a project he described as probably the largest of its kind anywhere.
The Russian parliament is preparing a bill that, if passed, may legalize e-cash and establish legal grounds to open regulated cryptocurrency exchanges, according to Elina Sidorenko, the head of the the Russian Central Bank’s working group on cryptocurrencies.
Over the first three months of 2017, overall investment in bitcoin and blockchain-related startups comprised $120 million spanning 21 deals. The officially announced funding of blockchain companies comprised $119.29 million with one more deal involving Tezos remaining officially undisclosed.
Ukraine-based Alliance Bank and fintech company Attic Lab have signed an agreement on integrating SmartMoney, a banking blockchain system.
Deloitte has presented its own blockchain-based solution for e-document flow control dubbed DocSensus during BlockchainUA conference in Kyiv, the capital of the Ukraine.
A group of companies which includes giants like Alibaba Group, ZTE, China Unicom and China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology are going to join their ranks in order to create a blockchain framework for the internet of things (IoT).
Russia’s internet ombudsman Dmitry Marinichev insists that the recent actions of Antpool are nothing else but a provocative demarche that only Chinese miners might find profitable.
According to Boris Titov, the chairman of Russia’s Partiya Rosta (‘the Party of Growth’) and Russia’s business ombudsman, the network community titled People of Growth is set to unite entrepreneurs, self-employed individuals, young people and minor officials to raise funds for their business projects and make cryptocurrency investment.