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.
Elvira Nabiullina, the head of Russia’s Central Bank, has once again spoken against legalization of cryptocurrencies in Russia, however, she conceded that they could create a national digital currency based on blockchain technology.
DECENT has announced the beta launch of its DECENT GO marketplace, the first decentralized digital marketplace. DECENT had previously launched their desktop application for DECENT GO at the end of June and are now thrilled with the addition of marketplace functionality.
The judges council in Saloniki, Greece, has granted the U.S. request to extradite Russian national Alexander Vinnik, the prime suspect in the money laundering case involving cryptocurrency exchange BTC-e.
Russian Mining Center, a holding co-founded by a company owned by Russian internet ombudsman Dmitry Marinichev, has raised $43.2 million over an ICO, thus setting a new record amount raised by a local company.
Ukraine’s parliamentary committee on financial policy and banking has started developing a bill that would regulate cryptocurrency turnover. The committee’s head Sergei Rybalka wrote on Facebook: “We started working on a cryptocurrency bill in our parliamentary committee. They are gaining traction all over the world.” Notably, deputy head of Ukraine’s.
Deputy head of Ukraine’s National Bank Oleg Churiy has stated that the regulator does not consider bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies a currency, and sees scam-related risks inherent in their usage.