#Ukraine

Alternative Cryptocurrency Regulation Bills Introduced in Ukraine and Russia

A draft bill that leaves crypto-to-crypto trading outside the state regulation has been filed this week in the Ukrainian parliament. The news was announced during BlockchainUA conference in Kyiv by Ukrainian MP Alexey Mushak.

You Can Now Buy Fruits and Vegetables with Bitcoin in Kyiv

Famous Bessarabian market in the heart of Ukraine’s capital, the city of Kyiv, is now offering an option of purchasing fruits and vegetables with Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies using decentralized payment protocol Paytomat.

Ukraine Set to Recognize Cryptocurrencies as a Financial Instrument

Ukraine moved closer to regulating Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies as financial instruments after head of the National Securities and Stock Market Commission (SSMCS) Timur Khromaev said the corresponding bill could be submitted for the Parliament’s consideration by the end of 2018 or early next year.

Ukraine Electoral Commission Trials NEM Blockchain for Voting Process

Ukraine’s Electoral Commission is examining the possibilities of NEM blockchain, which could potentially facilitate and improve the procedure of local and national elections.

Billionaire Teddy Sagi Invests in Ukrainian Blockchain Startup Distributed Lab

Billionaire and owner of London’s Camden Market Teddy Sagi has invested in Ukrainian blockchain startup Distributed Lab, CEO Vladimir Dubinin has confirmed.

Ukrainian Hackers Stole $50 Million in Bitcoins Using ‘Poison’ Google Ads

A Ukrainian hacker group dubbed Coinhoarder has stolen more than $50 million in cryptocurrency from users of Blockchain.info, one of the most popular providers of digital currency wallets, according to a report published Wednesday by Cisco’s Talos cybersecurity team.

EXMO: Pavel Lerner is Safe, No Physical Harm Inflicted

Bitcoin exchange EXMO has released an official statement on the abduction of Pavel Lerner, the platform’s leading analyst. According to EXMO representatives, at the moment Pavel Lerner is safe.

Leading Analyst of EXMO Cryptocurrency Exchange Kidnapped in Kyiv

Pavel Lerner, leading analyst at cryptocurrency exchange Exmo, was kidnapped in Kyiv, Ukraine, on Tuesday, December 26.

Scare​​ Tactics ​​and​​ Unlawful​​ Seizure: ​​Ukraine’s Security Service Cracks ​​Down ​​on Popular ​​Crypto ​​Media

At 8 a.m., December 15, agents of Ukraine’s Security Service (SSU) along with two civilian witnesses to the search entered Anatoly Kaplan’s, founder and CEO of ForkLog online magazine, rented apartment in Odessa and conducted a search of the premises.

Ukraine’s Financial Regulators Support Introduction of Regulatory Framework for Cryptocurrencies

Ukraine’s National Bank, the National Commission for Securities and Stock Market, and the National Commission on Finance Services Market Regulation have supported the initiative to legalize cryptocurrencies in Ukraine.

Ukraine’s Finance Minister Says Cryptocurrencies Will Not Be Banned

Ukraine’s finance minister Oleksandr Danyliuk insists cryptocurrencies will not be banned in the country even though its legal status is yet to be determined.

Ukrainian Parliament to Review a Bill Recognizing Cryptocurrencies a Financial Asset

Ukraine’s parliament, the Verkhovna Rada, will review an alternative cryptocurrency bill. It’s the second bill focused on cryptocurrencies in the last few days, this time registered by Sergey Rybalka, a parliament member from the Radical Party.