Ukraine becomes CIS’s Bitcoin & Blockchain leader

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.

Russia’s First Blockchain Accelerator Opens in Moscow

This Wednesday was marked by the news on launch of Russia’s first blockchain accelerator, which also combines a fintech accelerator and a co-working space. The accelerator is a part of fintech accelerator FutureFintech. The accelerator’s founders haven’t pinned down the blockchain part’s name as yet, so everyone is welcome to.

ForkLog Issues Crypto-securities for Crowd-funding

ForkLog launches its own crypto-securities via NXT Asset Exchange with crowd-funding supported by The project issues 1,300,000 shares overall, of which 1,000,000 are subject to sales with initial cost of 1 NXT.

Yandex May Integrate Bitcoin Insofar As It Is Regulated

The biggest Russian search engine Yandex, which acts as a local counterpart to Google within the CIS, and successfully outruns the worldwide giant across much of the former USSR, is interested in integration of bitcoin into its own payment system Yandex.Money in order to allow merchants deal with cryptocurrencies. This.