KUNA Agency submitted a notification as to forthcoming launch of Ukraine’s first bitcoin exchange to the National Bank of Ukraine and to the head of the committee on securities and stock market of Ukrain, Timur Khromariov.
SWIFT, the international communications platform for international banking, announced a possible “roadmap” that might include the blockchain technology. As for now, they speak of improving the correspondent banking area. According to the statement, the organization expects the amendments to become effective as of early 2016.
Sberbank, Russia’s biggest state-owned bank, is planning to join R3 in order to develop its services with the blockchain technology. This was announced by the bank’s deputy chairman, Leo Khasis, in an interview to Kommersant.
Eugene Kaspersky, CEO of the Kaspersky Labs, called cryptocurrency the mankind’s most brilliant invention, however, he opted to stress that in geopolitical terms the world community is not ready to use it as yet.
In October, Microsoft has announced its intent to include a blockchain platform in its Azure cloud service with Ethereum. Now it became known that the corporation cooperates with Ripple in further development of its BaaS (blockchain-as-a-service) toolkit.
According to Wired.com‘s investigation, the real-life identity of bitcoin’s inventor, Satoshi Nakamoto, might have been finally disclosed. If the reports are correct, the man behind Nakamoto is a 45 years old Australian scientist and â€?serial entrepreneur’ Craig Steven Wright.
According to Roskomsvoboda, Russian users have challenged the ruling by the Moscow court as to lifetime banning of the country’s most popular torrent tracker Rutracker.
According to the Wall Street Journal, the Federal Trade Commission, which functions as an entity preventing illicit actions in various trading operations, has appointed Lorrie Cranor, an expert in online privacy and security, as its chief technologist. Previously she headed the Carnegie Mellon CyLab’s privacy lab, wrote over a hundred.