Elvira Nabiullina, the head of Russia’s Central Bank, has once again spoken against legalization of cryptocurrencies in Russia, however, she conceded that they could create a national digital currency based on blockchain technology.
Russian Mining Center, a holding co-founded by a company owned by Russian internet ombudsman Dmitry Marinichev, has raised $43.2 million over an ICO, thus setting a new record amount raised by a local company.
The head of Russia’s Central Bank Elvira Nabiullina strongly dismissed the proposal to legalize cryptocurrencies voiced by an unnamed entrepreneur at the meeting with the Russian president.
According to Elina Sidorenko, the head of the Russian parliament’s interdepartmental working group on cryptocurrencies, the country’s Parliament isn’t going to review the bill on legalization of cryptocurrencies anytime soon.
Managers of Burger King Russia have been called for questioning to the Public Prosecution Office of Russia on account of WhopperCoins, a virtual currency issued by the company.
Russian Anonymous Marketplace aka RAMP that has been selling drugs for bitcoin since 2012 was shut down by Russian law enforcement.
Last week, Russian police arrested three men for illegally trading in 500 million rubles worth of bitcoin, or around $9 million worth of the cryptocurrency. Arrests were made approximately 260 miles northeast of Moscow in the city of Kostroma.
The chief internet advisor to Russian President Vladimir Putin has announced the creation of a new association focused on blockchain and cryptocurrency.