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Russia’s Savvy Move to Boost Mining Energy Power

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Mining, News

Russia’s Savvy Move to Boost Mining Energy Power

According to Vedomosti, the Russian-language business daily published in Moscow, major companies operating power plants in the country are leasing excess energy capacity to cryptocurrency miners. This move is being hailed as a boost for crypto miners who are seeing their electricity bills consume a significant proportion of their profits. At the center of this major development are two of…

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Organizers of Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference to hold a Large-scale ICO Event in Moscow

Category: Press Releases

Organizers of Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference to hold a Large-scale ICO Event in Moscow

On September 20, Moscow will host a conference on cryptocurrency crowdsale called ICO event Moscow. The event is intended for those planning to launch their own ICO projects or willing to invest in the field. The organizer of the ICO event Moscow, Smile-Expo, is an international exhibition company, initiator of several conferences dedicated to cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology. The ICO…

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Russia and China May Digitize Their Currencies With Ethereum

Category: Ethereum, News

Russia and China May Digitize Their Currencies With Ethereum

An increasing number of central banks and governments are working on digitizing their national currencies. China and Russia are investigating the potential of Ethereum as the base protocol for a digital Yuan and Ruble respectively. Currently, the Royal Chinese Mint, the subordinate unit of China Banknote Printing and Minting, is testing Ethereum and its ERC 20 token standard to digitize…

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Russia’s Largest Online Retailer Reveals Plans for Bitcoin Adoption

Category: Bitcoin, Business, News

Russia’s Largest Online Retailer Reveals Plans for Bitcoin Adoption

Russia’s largest online retailer, Ulmart, revealed on May 10 it going to start accepting bitcoin. Ulmart is also Russia’s largest privately held Internet Company specialising in e-commerce, and announced the adoption of bitcoin on May 10, planning to start accepting it as a form of payment from 1 September, 2017. Even though Russia has had an unfriendly attitude toward Bitcoin…

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Ethereum’s Vitalik Buterin and Waves Platform’s Sasha Ivanov Collide

Category: Altcoins, Ethereum, Interviews, News

Ethereum’s Vitalik Buterin and Waves Platform’s Sasha Ivanov Collide

Vitalik Buterin co-founder of the decentralized smart contract application Ethereum and Waves Platform founder Sasha Ivanov had a chance to meet for the first time at an open lecture at the Digital October Center in Moscow. In an exclusive BTCManager interview with Ivanov, we asked him about his experience in meeting Buterin, where things stand regarding Ethereum’s inroads into Russia…

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Russia Follows Japan, May Legalize Bitcoin in 2018

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, News, Regulation

Russia Follows Japan, May Legalize Bitcoin in 2018

Russia looks to move to legalize cryptocurrencies by 2018 according to a report by Bloomberg. The article frames the acceptance of bitcoin as a way to clamp down on money laundering but could be a way for Russia to escape from a punitive financial system over the long run. This move comes amidst close ally Iran dumping the US Dollar…

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Dash Sprints To New Heights of Global Reach

Category: Altcoins, Business, Finance, News

Dash Sprints To New Heights of Global Reach

The cryptocurrency Dash is an open-source project that is rapidly gaining worldwide attention for delivering safe, decentralized financial solutions. Similar to digital cash, it can be spent easily and instantly online and at merchants and service providers worldwide. Now in a move signaling its growing global presence, Dash recently announced a couple of key partnerships in Europe and Russia. BitPanda,…

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Russia’s Government and Largest Bank are Looking More Favorably on Bitcoin

Category: Bitcoin, Commentary, News, Regulation

Russia’s Government and Largest Bank are Looking More Favorably on Bitcoin

The central bank of Russia, better known as the Bank of Russia, does not plan to impose a ban on Bitcoin. Olga Skorobogatova, the Deputy Governor of the Bank of Russia, announced on January 12 that the central bank nor the government would prohibit the usage of bitcoin. Skorobogatova emphasized the complexity and sophistication of bitcoin and explained that the…

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Russia’s Ministry of Finance Wants to Legalize Bitcoin

Category: Bitcoin, News, Regulation

Russia’s Ministry of Finance Wants to Legalize Bitcoin

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies should be treated like foreign currency, the Russian Ministry of Finance suggests while Bitcoin transactions could spark the suspicion of illegal activities. Russia’s position on cryptocurrencies is an enigma. For years there have been rumors that the government plans to ban Bitcoin and impose harsh penalties of up to four years in prison. Yet still, legal…

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Coffeeshop At Largest Russian Bank Accepts Bitcoin

Category: Bitcoin, Business, News

Coffeeshop At Largest Russian Bank Accepts Bitcoin

Sberbank, Russia’s largest private bank, is venturing into the world of Bitcoin and cryptocurrency. This news comes at a time during which Russian authorities are still on the fence regarding how to tackle cryptocurrency regulation. Although it is only a coffee stand at the bank’s premises accepting Bitcoin payments, this could be a sign of things to come for the…

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