Qiwi is a Russian payment service provider founded in Moscow in 2007 and headquartered in Nicosia, Cyprus. Qiwi is publicly traded and is served worldwide, but major territories of activity for Qiwi are Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Moldova, the U.S. and the UAE. The Qiwi wallet is strongly interested in blockchain technology and its development. The latest Qiwi news, like plans of opening a blockchain academy and the creation of a blockchain development-focused subsidiary, indicate that the company aims to become one of the main blockchain companies in countries of the post-Commonwealth of Independent States. Qiwi will work on cryptocurrency education, financing, development and consulting. A diversified approach to the blockchain industry may help Qiwi to benefit from technology and become an important fintech enterprise in the future.
Subsidiary of Russian payment service provider Qiwi has launched the first crypto investment bank in the country to manage ICOs, according to local reports.
Media: Payments Provider Qiwi Launches Russia’s ‘First’ Crypto Investment Bank
FT reports that Putin’s economic adviser thinks CryptoRuble will help Russia get around sanctions, while other Russian government officials disagree.
Putin Adviser Says ‘CryptoRuble’ Will Circumvent Sanctions, Government Remains Divided
A private ‘Blockchain Academy’ is coming to Russia, created by money transfer wallet QIWI and Scream School.
QIWI Wallet Brings Private ‘Blockchain Academy’ to Russia by October
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Earlier this week National Bank of Ukraine has introduced a ban on the use of payment services provided by Webmoney, Yandex.Money, Qiwi Wallet, and Wallet One.
Tilting at Windmills, Ukraine Bans Russian Payment Services Not Operating in Ukraine
What are the ways to break down entry barriers to digital money? Three companies - CoinsBank, QIWI and Genesis Mining - suggest their answers to this question.
Blockchain for the People: How to Break Down Entry Barriers to Digital Money
Russian authorities issued an official warning to block Qiwi and Skrill, gave them three days to comply with the order.
Under Threat of Ban, Qiwi Says It Has Business As Usual