German Klimenko, internet advisor for Russian president, told TV channel Tsargrad that blockchain technology, as well as cryptocurrency, is but a usual hype related to people’s desire to make profits from a trending theme. “There’s a word, ‘hype’, which means that discussion omits some reasonable issues, or a trending theme, a brain virus. Blockchain and […]
Deputy director of Russia’s Federal Service for Financial Monitoring Pavel Livadny deems it necessary to introduce a regulatory framework for cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology as a federal law.
According to Dmitry Marinichev, Russia’s Internet ombudsman, the government’s attempts to interfere in the development of blockchain technology, and to ban bitcoins, are totally meaningless.
Russian ministry of finance in cooperation with other departments is preparing yet another revision of a bill banning issuance and turnover of Bitcoin in Russia. Now, the document is expected to be submitted to the Parliament by the end of 2016, as opposed to earlier schedule suggesting the bill will be reviewed as early as […]
Alexey Bragin, board member of Blockchain.community and coordinator at ReactOS, has confirmed he intends to stand as a parliamentary candidate to participate in primary elections in order to partake in elections for the Russian Parliament, the State Duma, this September.
Pavel Livadny, deputy director of Federal Financial Monitoring Service of Russia (Rosfinmonitoring), has suggested that the bill implying ban of cryptocurrency in Russia will have to be revised.
On 2 June 2016, Russian Parliament, the State Duma, will hold an international conference titled “Electronic Currency in Light of Contemporary Legal and Economic Challenges”. The letter describing the forthcoming event was signed by deputy chairman of Duma’s committee for security and anti-corruption Andrey Lugovoy.
In a major article on ‘hybrid war’ which he believes the US wages against Russia, Alexander Bastrykin, head of Russian Investigative Committee, claimed that cryptocurrencies may supersede real money from the market.
Russian Ministry of Finance has developed amendments to the law”On the Central Bank”, which ban turnover and issuance of cryptocurrencies. The department has also prepared several amendments to the Administrative Violations Code, which impose stricter sanctions on businesses for issuance and turnover of cryptocurrencies.
Interest towards blockchain in Russia continues growing, while bitcoin still faces the perspective of banning. Russian Ministry of Finance confirmed its intent to ban cryptocurrency in an exclusive comment to ForkLog.
Yet another Russian Bitcoin internet resource was blocked a few hours ago. Bitnovosti.com has fallen another victim to Roskomnadzor. According to social media posts, the resource is unavailable in Russia.