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).
Last Week MasterCard has invested in cryptocurrency industry for the first time. In funded the activities of Digital Currency Group (DCG), a bitcoin incubator.
Bitfork Develop developers have presented their new Ethereum-based project dubbed AIRA DAO. AIRA manages a decentralized autonomous company by adding agents, creating contracts and values, and, generally, automatizing business processes of a company.
Bitcoin and blockchain have recently become the most discussed issue in Ukrainan fintech sector. As government institutions gradually become loyal to cryptotechnologies, local community becomes more active, and more and more merchants at least consider accepting bitcoin, even if they have not started accepting it yet.