Russia’s ministry of finance intends to ban selling bitcoins to individuals, the deputy minister of finance Alexei Moiseev stated in his interview with Rossiya-24 news channel.
German Sterligov, an eccentric Russian entrepreneur, has launched a cryptocurrency exchange named CryptoSterlingClub Alice.
Burger King’s Russian division has announced it is now offering Whoppercoin, its own cryptocurrency named after the signature burger serves by the company.
No Western Cryptography – FSB Wants to Introduce ‘Russian Algorithms’ in the International Blockchain Standard
According to Vedomosti that reference their unnamed sources at the ISO (International Standardization Organization), Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) is represented in the special committee for blockchain standardization.
Eccentric Russian entrepreneur German Sterligov has announced that he is going to open the first official bitcoin store in Russia. However, this advocate of ‘spiritual bonds’ notes that bitcoin prices at his store will always be higher than those on the market.
According to Russian Economic Development Minister Maksim Oreshkin, the global development of cryptocurrencies resembles a pyramid scheme.
After initial hesitancy concerning bitcoin and blockchain, Russia is now embracing the new suite of technologies — and Waves is at the forefront of the movement.
Russia’s National Settlement Depository (NSD) is considering building a platform to serve digital assets including cryptocurrencies and tokenized assets.