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Russian Central Bank ‘Would Consider’ Creating...

Russia’s central bank would consider creating a new cryptocurrency backed by gold for international settlements. Gold-Backed Crypto Could Have Use In Settlements That was the latest...

Esther Kim | 6 months ago
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Altcoins

Venezuela and Russia May Switch to Ruble After Trying ‘Petro’...

Venezuela and Russia are in talks to switch over to the ruble for trade after trying the ‘El Petro’ cryptocurrency, a UN ambassador has revealed.   Venezuela and Russia...

Allen Scott | 6 months ago
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Newly Elected Ukraine President Promises Blockchain Not Bribes

Cryptocurrency could be high on the policy list of the new president of Ukraine after a senior aide revealed extensive Blockchain plans this week. New Ukraine Gov’t Plans...

Esther Kim | 7 months ago
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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 | 7 months ago
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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 | 7 months ago
Russia to Issue First State-Backed Cryptocurrency 'CryptoRuble'
Bitcoin

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 | 7 months ago
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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 | 7 months ago
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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 | 8 months ago
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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 | 9 months ago
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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 | 9 months ago
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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 | 10 months ago
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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 | 10 months ago

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