Tag: russia

Mar 24 2021

Russia Reportedly Plans To Track Bitcoin-To-Fiat Sales

Mar 24 2021 Published at Bitcoin Magazine under tags  culture russia surveillance

According to local news reports, a Russian financial monitoring service will be tracking bitcoin-to-fiat transactions.Authorities in Russia are planning to track transactions involving the exchange of bitcoin for rubles, according to a report from the local news agency Regnum. Per the report, the country’s deputy head of Moscow’s financial monitoring...

Russia to Monitor All Bitcoin-Fiat Transactions

A separate bank code will be introduced to identify suspicious transactions.

Mar 11 2021

Bank of Russia Plans to Pilot Digital Ruble in 2021 End

The prototype will be available to the public, but it will not support real- time transactions.

Feb 18 2021

Russia’s Digital Ruble Model to Get Bank-Friendly Redesign

Feb 18 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  banks business coinflash digital ruble news

Banks had feared being drained of liquidity under the original concept for the digital currency.

Feb 17 2021

Russia’s Crypto Tax Bill Passes First Reading at State Duma

The bill proposes to recognise cryptocurrency as property for purposes of taxation.

Feb 16 2021

Russia’s Lower House to Consider Bill on Crypto Taxation This Week

If passed the bill would amend tax laws to recognize digital currencies as a form of property.

Just-In: Russian State Duma to Consider New Bill on Cryptocurrency Taxation on Feb. 17

Feb 16 2021 Published at Coingape under tags  bitcoin btcbrl btcbusd btcdai btceur

The Russian State Duma has approved a draft bill cryptocurrency taxation on February 15th, 2021 that would be up for consideration on February 17th, 2021. The new draft bill proposes certain amendments to the Russian federal tax code to levy a tax against crypto transactions after prohibiting its use as a currency back in January The post Just-In: Russian State Duma to Consider...

Russian Mobile Operators Eye Payments Services, Wallets for Digital Ruble

Some telcos are looking at developing a digital wallet that would link the digital currency to users' mobile phone numbers.

Feb 10 2021

Mystery Entity Just Set up 20K Bitcoin Miners in Siberia: Report

Feb 10 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  business coinflash mining news russia

A shipment of devices said to be worth up to $60 million was set up in the city of Bratsk and set to mining bitcoin.

Feb 05 2021

Hackers Are Trying to Mine Crypto Using Russian Government Servers, Expert Says

Feb 05 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  mining news russia

Hackers have been mining crypto on government servers in Russia, including defense contractors and medical centers, expert says.

Feb 01 2021

Facial Recognition Tech May Be Being Used Against Russian Protestors

Feb 01 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  news russia surveillance tech

Russian police officials may be tracking attendees at pro-Navalny protests using facial recognition tools, detainees claim.

Jan 25 2021

Russians Donate $120,000 of BTC for Navalny’s Release

Jan 25 2021 Published at Crypto Briefing under tags  bitcoin navalny people putin release

A Bitcoin address connected to the release of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has received over $120,000, as protestors flooded the streets of Moscow this weekend. Bitcoin Funding in Release Protest On Jan. 17, Russian police in Moscow arrested Navalny at the Moscow airport as he arrived from Berlin. Officials said that a 2014...

Bitcoin Donations to Navalny Surge After Russian Opposition Leader Is Jailed

Putin's opponent received 3.7 bitcoin in the last week, tripling the amount raised in the first two weeks of 2021.

Russian Public Officials Banned From Holding Cryptocurrency

Russian government officials must dispose of any digital asset holdings before April 1, a letter from the Ministry of Labor states.

Jan 22 2021

Russia’s Sber Bank Files to Launch Its Own Stablecoin

Jan 22 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  business global news russia sberbank

Russia's largest retail bank has applied to become a licensed digital assets issuer.

Jan 21 2021

Russian Court Takes Crypto Exchange Binance off Website Blacklist

A court in the Arkhangelsk region had ruled last summer that the site should be blocked, but Binance wasn't notified until months later.

Russian Court Favors Binance for Removing Domain from Blacklist

The country’s media censor blacklisted Binance.com in September.

Jan 18 2021

Russian Crypto Exchange Livecoin Shuts Services after Hack

It lost control over its servers and temporarily moved media channels to a new domain, Livecoin.news.

Dec 30 2020

Russian Oil Drilling Giant Opens a Crypto Mining Farm Run on Gas Energy

Dec 30 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  business gazprom mining news russia

A unit of oil and gas giant Gazprom has opened a mining venue on an oil drilling site using gas produced as a byproduct to produce electricity.

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