Russia: Crypto Miners and Holders Will Be Regulated Under Existing Laws

By | July 18, 2018

Russia: Crypto Miners and Holders Will Be Regulated Under Existing Laws Cryptocurrency miners and holders in Russia will be regulated under the Internal Revenue Code, local news outlet Izvestiya reported July 18. The Chairman of the Russian State Duma Committee on Financial Markets, Anatoly Aksakov, told Izvestiya that lawmakers are looking to pass the bill on digital financial… Read More »

Russian Firm Will Reward Staff With Crypto Tokens Tied to Profits

By | July 18, 2018

Russian Firm Will Reward Staff With Crypto Tokens Tied to Profits Qiwi Blockchain Technologies (QBT), a subsidiary of the Russian e-payments firm Qiwi, plans to incentivize staff by rewarding them with a custom token. According to a report from Russian news agency Interfax on Monday, QBT – which was launched in March to develop in-house blockchain solutions and provide consultation… Read More »

The Dangers of Perceived Anonymity: Russian Hackers’ Bitcoin Trail

By | July 16, 2018

The Dangers of Perceived Anonymity: Russian Hackers’ Bitcoin Trail The cryptocurrencies’ potential to facilitate money laundering and financing illicit activities has long informed Bitcoin-insecure politicians’ hawkish postures on crypto regulation. With the release by the Department of Justice (DoJ) of an indictment of twelve Russian intelligence officers last Friday, which includes a count of an alleged conspiracy to… Read More »

Russia Now Has a Registry of Whitelisted Crypto Companies

By | July 16, 2018

Russia Now Has a Registry of Whitelisted Crypto Companies The Russian Association of Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain has created a registry of whitelisted companies that offer crypto-related products or services. Meanwhile, the bill to regulate cryptocurrencies in Russia has been delayed. Whitelist of Crypto Firms The Russian Association of Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain (RACIB) has created a whitelist of crypto… Read More »

Hodler’s Digest, July 9-15: While Mining ETH is a ‘Side Hustle’ for Google Co-Founder, Mining BTC for Russians May Fund Election ‘Interference’

By | July 15, 2018

Hodler’s Digest, July 9-15: While Mining ETH is a ‘Side Hustle’ for Google Co-Founder, Mining BTC for Russians May Fund Election ‘Interference’ Coming every Sunday, the Hodler’s Digest will help you to track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions, and much more —… Read More »

Russians Indicted for US Election Hacks Used Bitcoin to Fund Operations

By | July 14, 2018

Russians Indicted for US Election Hacks Used Bitcoin to Fund Operations A group of Russian military intelligence officers indicted Friday as part of an ongoing investigation into interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election allegedly used bitcoin to fund their operations. In the just-released indictment, prosecutors assert that the 12 named intelligence officers hacked computer networks and email accounts… Read More »

US DoJ Charges 12 Russian Officials With Cryptocurrency-Funded Elections ‘Interference’

By | July 13, 2018

US DoJ Charges 12 Russian Officials With Cryptocurrency-Funded Elections ‘Interference’ The U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) released an indictment on July 13 charging twelve Russian nationals with committing federal crimes — funded by cryptocurrencies — with the aim of “interfering” in the 2016 U.S. presidential elections. According to the DoJ’s announcement, Russian officials from two units of the… Read More »

BREAKING: Russians Indicted By Mueller Allegedly Used Bitcoin To Purchase Servers, Domains

By | July 13, 2018

BREAKING: Russians Indicted By Mueller Allegedly Used Bitcoin To Purchase Servers, Domains “In an effort to conceal their connections to Russia, the defendants used a network of computers located around the world, and paid for it using cryptocurrency,” said deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein. In its indictment of 12 Russian intelligence officers linked to hacking offenses in the… Read More »

Former Jefferies Asia CEO to Lead $1 Billion EOS VC Arm

By | July 5, 2018

Former Jefferies Asia CEO to Lead $1 Billion EOS VC Arm The former CEO in Asia for Jefferies Group LLC, a major global investment banking firm, has joined as head of EOS’ $1 billion venture capital arm effective Thursday, July 5. The news has been revealed in an official announcement from EOS creator Block.one. After serving almost eight… Read More »

Head of Russia’s Top Bank: the State Will Keep ‘Centralized Role’ in Money Emission

By | July 4, 2018

Head of Russia’s Top Bank: the State Will Keep ‘Centralized Role’ in Money Emission The CEO of Russia’s largest state bank Sberbank, Herman Gref said he could not yet foresee governments “yielding their centralized role” in fiat currency creation as part of his comments on cryptocurrency. Speaking to reporters during the Astana Finance Days international conference in the… Read More »