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.
In its war against online gambling, Russian authorities are now targeting major online payment services.Qiwi and Skrill.
Russian Authorities Threaten to Ban Major Payment Services QIWI and Skrill
Recognizing the potential for development of blockchain technology in the country, Russian payment operator Qiwi is seeking to establish a consortium of banks s...
Payment Operator Qiwi to Create Russian Blockchain Consortium in the Manner of R3
Russian Ministry of Finance proposed to introduce imprisonment for issuing and using “money substitutes”. One of the such currencies is BitRuble.
Tech Hooligan BitRuble Remains Unaffected by Russia’s Crypto Ban
Payment service provider and future BitRuble issuer Qiwi are launching a series of blockchain focused master classes called “Promising Distribution”
BitRuble’s QIWI & Moscow High School of Economics Launch Blockchain Master Classes
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 ne...
All ‘BitRouble’ Domains Scooped Up for Millions by Russian Payment Service Provider Qiwi
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, accor...
Bank of Russia Begins Blockchain Studies; Rumors of Future State-Run BitRuble Persist
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 o...
Head of Russia’s Largest Bank Admits to Own Bitcoin as ‘BitRuble’ Sparks Controversy