Ukrainian Exchange JSC has announced imminent launch of Bitcoin futures trading, starting from Monday, December 19.
Elman Mekhtiyev, executive VP of the Russian Banking Association, believes that implementing blockchain in processes that are already working fine makes little sense. According to Mekhtiyev, it’s too early to say the technology would prevail until there is a particular case where blockchain is better than centralized solutions.
One of Russia’s biggest banks, Alpha Bank, has introduced a mobile app Potok that allows recording online interviews while applying for a loan. The app was created in cooperation with BlockNotary, a blockchain startup developing tools to solve problems related to compliance with KYC and AML requirements.
Russian National Settlement Depository Blockchain Project Nominated for Futures & Options World Awards
Russia’s National Settlement Depository (NSD) blockchain-based project for e-voting (E-proxy Voting) has been nominated for Futures & Options World (FOW) International Awards in the ‘Best New Technology Product’ Category.
Russian payments processor QIWI could introduce blockchain technology in power industry companies in 2017. As reported by RNS, the pilot project is currently being under development in association with Crimea-based Taurida Electric.
ForkLog and Wings, a DAO creation platform, are launching a special project on decentralized autonomous organizations. Our aim is to explain in plain terms what a DAO is, to review some examples of existing DAO’s, and to highlight the potential of decentralized organizations.
Pornolab, one of the biggest adult torrent trackers in post-Soviet states, has created a mirror to bypass the ban of the main domain.
Steemit, the popular decentralized social media platform, has made significant changes to its economic model due to community demand.