Vladimir Putin is the current president of Russia, who had previously held this position from 2000 to 2008 and had been Prime Minister from 1999 to 2000 and from 2008 to 2012. Putin’s domestic policies are aimed at maintaining a vertical power structure, stable economic growth and conservative policies. The Russian economy during Putin’s rule has become over-regulated and Moscow-centric. Putin is a sceptic of Bitcoin and has plans of establishing strict cryptocurrency regulations. However, under Putin’s presidency, Russia has become a Bitcoin mining center and has a large number of cryptocurrency users. Putin also has a coin named after him – Putincoin, which is not very popular, but has managed to establish a market capitalization of $1.85 mln. Putin is a technology enthusiast and has released some laws directed at building a digital economy for Russia.
The charges are reminiscent of events that took place during the "Silk Road" saga.
Crooked police chief sentenced to 8 years for dark web shenanigans
Shortly after Russia’s president, Vladimir Putin, signed the country’s recent cryptocurrency law, the country’s largest bank voiced its considerations.
Russia’s Biggest Bank Considers Launching Its Own Stablecoin
The newest version of the Russian bill “On Digital Financial Assets” does not criminalize crypto usage, but there is one more bill that might.
Updated Russian Crypto Bill Defangs Punishments for Using Crypto
Russian prosecutors are reportedly investigating a British firm that allegedly sold fraudulent Gram tokens.
Russia to Reportedly Investigate an Allegedly Fraudulent TON Offering in UK
Even Vladimir Putin was not able to save this Dark Web mastermind who ran an elite invite-only cybercrime club.
Even Putin Couldn’t Save This Dark Web Mastermind From Prison
Moscow citizens will be able to vote on Vladimir Putin’s Constitutional amendments via a blockchain-powered system.
Blockchain Voting Will Determine Vladimir Putin’s Presidential Fate
Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao considers Russian President Vladimir Putin the most influential person in the blockchain space.
Binance CEO: Putin Is the Most Influential Person in Blockchain