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Russian Secret Service Demanded $1M Bitcoin Bribe From Media Mogul

Bitcoin hit the headlines in Russia again this week after it emerged the country’s law enforcement had tried to extract a bitcoin bribe worth $1 million. FSB Illegally Sought $1.02...

Esther Kim | Apr 19, 2019 | 16:00
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Bitcoin Regulation

Russia is Realizing It Has No Clue How to Regulate Cryptocurrency

The proposed ‘digital assets’ law aims to “legalize ICOs” in Russia and is expected to be reviewed in May. But lawmakers are slowly realizing the futility of...

Allen Scott | Apr 19, 2019 | 07:00
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Russia’s ‘Gold-Backed Crypto’ Would Lose to...

Russia and China buying up gold may be setting the stage for a gold-backed cryptocurrency, suggests a former EU minister. However, such a scheme would still be inferior to Bitcoin...

Allen Scott | Apr 11, 2019 | 12:00
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New Survey Finds 74% of Russians are Familiar with Bitcoin

A public opinion poll in Russia has shown that only one-third of people in the country do not think Bitcoin (BTC) is a viable investment. This survey result comes as recent reports...

Osato Avan-Nomayo | Apr 09, 2019 | 15:00
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Bitcoin Trading Plummets in Venezuela Blackout as Government...

Bitcoin use in Venezuela took a hit this week after a persisting electricity blackout appeared to limit the ability of users to transact.  Bitcoin Trades Drop 40 Percent That was the...

Esther Kim | Mar 14, 2019 | 21:00
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Bitcoin Regulation

Putin Sets July Deadline For Cryptocurrency Law in Russia

Russia’s long-running cryptocurrency regulation saga may soon be at an end as Vladimir Putin has ordered a deadline of 1st July 2019 for the approval of the...

Emilio Janus | Feb 28, 2019 | 12:00
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Russia: Oil-Backed Cryptocurrency in ‘Final Stage of...

Russia’s State Duma is reportedly planning to review and adopt a cryptocurrency law to facilitate the creation of an oil-backed cryptocurrency. Russia to Adopt Cryptocurrency Law...

Georgi Georgiev | Feb 22, 2019 | 10:00
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Iran May Unveil State-Backed Cryptocurrency This Week

Iran is reportedly expected to announce its state-backed digital currency at the annual Electronic Banking and Payment Systems Conference which starts on January 29th. The move is an...

Georgi Georgiev | Jan 28, 2019 | 18:00
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Rumors Denying Russia’s $10B Bitcoin Investment...

The economist who told the media Russia was planning to buy $10 billion of Bitcoin has staunchly defended his remarks in the face of ensuing criticism. ‘Who Denied It? Vladimir...

Esther Kim | Jan 21, 2019 | 03:30
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‘Unlikely in Next 30 Years’ – Russian Official...

Elina Sidorenko, head of the Legislative Risk Assessment Group in Russia, says there is no merit to rumors that the country will invest as much as $10 billion in bitcoin. Russia...

Osato Avan-Nomayo | Jan 17, 2019 | 09:00
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Russia: Cryptoruble Coming ‘Within 2-3 Years,’...

Russia could introduce the Blockchain-based alternative to its fiat currency, the ‘Cryptoruble’, within “two to three years,” a senior politician has said. Aksakov: Cryptoruble...

Esther Kim | Jan 15, 2019 | 08:00
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Russia Planning $10B Bitcoin Investment, Insists Kremlin Economist

Russian economist, Vladislav Ginko, says Russia is looking to invest $10 billion in Bitcoin as the State Duma has put cryptocurrency legislation high on the agenda for 2019. Rumored...

Osato Avan-Nomayo | Jan 14, 2019 | 12:00

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