Major Russian FX Broker Alpari Launches Bitcoin Trading Pairs

Alpari Group, Russia’s largest native forex broker, has joined growing list of international derivatives markets that offer cryptocurrency trading products announcing the launch of two bitcoin trading pairs, with the company now offering BTC/USD and BTC/EUR CFDs to traders.

Deloitte Forms Strategic Partnership with Waves Platform

Tuesday, July 4, 2017, Deloitte CIS and Waves Platform signed a memorandum on strategic partnership aimed at providing clients with comprehensive initial coin offering (ICO) services and customized blockchain solutions tailored for specific business tasks.

Russia Has No Plans to Tax Cryptocurrencies

Russian parliament plans to review a bill that legalizes cryptocurrencies this September. According to Elina Sidorenko, the head of the parliament’s working group of cryptocurrencies, the bill, however, does not include provisions as to tax regulation of virtual money.