A Draft Bill Implying Bitcoin Legalization Introduced in the Russian Parliament

December 18, a draft code implying penalization of issuance and exchange of, and operation with “money surrogates”, was introduced to the Russian Parliament, the State Duma. Russian authorities were going to equal cryprocurrencies to the said surrogates, and even introduce criminal and administrative punishment for any operations related thereto.

Russian Anti-Censorship NPO Proposes Users to Join Its Unbanning Efforts

Following the notorious court ruling as to the “eternal ban” of several Russian websites, including extremely popular BitTorrent tracker Rutracker.org, RosKomSvoboda, The Center for Protection of Digital Rights, and some activists initiated a campaign titled “The Battle of Runet”. The campaign provides for consolidation of efforts of those thinking the.

The Bitcoin Foundation: Down and Out

Recently it became apparent that the Bitcoin Foundation would run out of money by March if it failed to find money for its further operations. Less than a month later two members of the Foundation board left it with a fuss. It may seem that the organization is in big.

Technological and Financial Giants to Create a Blockchain Alternative

Several big-name companies from across both financial and technological sectors, including Cisco, Wells Fargo, London Stock Exchange Group, JP Morgan, Intel, Fujitsu, SWIFT, and IBM announced they created a consortium under the aegis of the Linux Foundation in order to develop an alternative for the blockchain technology.