A blockchain-based platform for intellectual property management first announced in Russia in late 2016 may be released by efforts of Skolkovo Foundation, banks, a handful of Russian universities and societies for collective management of rights.
According to Alexei Moiseev, deputy minister for Russia’s ministry of finance, the department has no plans to issue licenses for bitcoin sales.
According to Elina Sidorenko, the head of Russian Central Bank’s working group on cryptocurrencies, Russian legislators intend to make mining regulation as friendly as possible, however, selling mined bitcoins still might people to jail.
According to Elina Sidorenko, the head of the Russian Central Bank’s working group on cryptocurrencies, products incorporating blockchain technology should be a part of the legal terrain, while the technology itself should remain beyond regulation.
The Russian parliament is preparing a bill that, if passed, may legalize e-cash and establish legal grounds to open regulated cryptocurrency exchanges, according to Elina Sidorenko, the head of the the Russian Central Bank’s working group on cryptocurrencies.
According to Boris Titov, the chairman of Russia’s Partiya Rosta (‘the Party of Growth’) and Russia’s business ombudsman, the network community titled People of Growth is set to unite entrepreneurs, self-employed individuals, young people and minor officials to raise funds for their business projects and make cryptocurrency investment.
Eduard Surkov’s club farm Mashkino in Central Russia has announced its plans to issue cryptocurrency tokens backed by the farm’s products, i.e. chickens, ducks, geese, lambs, and goatlings.
Publicly traded Russian payments service provider QIWI (NASDAQ: QIWI) has established Qiwi Blockchain Technologies LLC (QBT), a company focused on developing blockchain-related products.