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Russian Ministry of Finance proposed to introduce imprisonment for issuing and using “money substitutes”. One of the such currencies is BitRuble.
Payment service provider and future BitRuble issuer Qiwi are launching a series of blockchain focused master classes called “Promising Distribution”
Russian payment service provider Qiwi has registered all domain names such as bitrouble.com, bitrouble.org, bitru.rf, and bitrub.li, according to the Russian newspaper “Kommersant.”
Russia has decided to begin work on a new national digital currency, the Bit-ruble, that will be managed and overseen by the state central banking system, according to late evening reports out of El Mundo in Spain.
While a new digital currency proposed by payments services company Qiwi, dubbed the BitRuble, has led to harsh criticism from a top Russian official, the head of the country’s largest bank Sberbank has admitted to owning bitcoin.
Russian payment service provider Qiwi has reportedly invested “several hundred million rubles” to develop the first cryptocurrency designed for the Russian market.
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