A search in the house of one of Ukraine’s bitcoin community leaders, Mikhail Chobanian, triggered a series of events. Just two weeks afterwards, his lawyers managed to obtain a court ruling to remove an attachment of the seized property.
The team that developed infrastructure for modular blockchain systems dubbed Scorex and proved Permacoin algorithm won the blockchain hackathon in Moscow. The winning team consists of just two people, Alexander Chepurnoi, who developed NXT in 2014 and 2015, and currently develops Scorex, and M. Dmitri, who had recently found out.
In the wake of the tragic events in Paris, some cryptocurrency-related sources started spreading information on allegedly existing proofs of terrorist funding via bitcoin. Thus, NewsBTC, with reference to an anonymous representative of Ghost Security Group (GSG), a self-proclained international group of counter-terrorist hackers, claims that the Islamic State has.
According to a source in Ukrainian Cyberpolice, bitcoins converted into hryvnias (Ukrainian national currency) have been employed to bribe voters at local elections several weeks ago.
On November 9, 2015, the City Court of Moscow returned a verdict as to so-called ?eternal ban’ of Russia’s largest torrent portal Rutracker.org, following a claim from Exmo publishing house.
Following an unjustified search at his apartment Tuesday night, Mikhail Chobanian, leader of Ukraine’s bitcoin community, initiated an urgent discussion concerning government pressure on the country’s IT businesspeople.
On the night of November 3, the premises of Mikhail Chobanyan, VP at Innovecs and founder of Kuna, were searched by anti-cybercrime department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs on the resolution of prosecutor’s office of Shevchenko district (Kyiv).
Microsoft’s Ukrainian subdivision made local startups’ day with good news. It provided them with a unique opportunity to come into their own in projects related to the Internet of Things (IoT).