Russian politicians suggest fines and prison terms of up to 7 years for illegal issuance and use of cryptocurrencies.
The Russian Federation is a country in Eurasia. Russia's government maintains a mixed stance on Bitcoin, at several points proposing legislation to ban it outright, and then retracting those statements. Still, Russia enjoys a fair bit of Bitcoin mining, trading, and other business, even if a lot of it is done underground.
Blockchain.com follows Binance in listing the Russian ruble, while local government considers strict regulations for the industry.2818
Only few TON investors reportedly want to support Telegram and wait for a 110% refund until April 2021 after TON’s official termination, a new report says.3412
A database of 129 million Russian car drivers is being exposed on the darknet for just 0.3 Bitcoin or about $2,900.4348
Research from a cybersecurity firm unveiled a type of ransomware that impersonates the FBI.6051
Russian officials have proposed lifting the Telegram ban after the app’s creator Pavel Durov agreed to collaborate with the authorities on tackling coronavirus.4820
Cryptocurrency enthusiasts have found plenty of entertainment online as many countries enforce lockdowns to curb the spread of COVID-19.8114
The Russian Embassy requested that French authorities extradite the alleged $4 billion launderer Alexander Vinnik to home arrest in Russia.2118
The Russian Ministry of Communications added Waves Enterprise to the Unified Register of Russian Software for Computers and Databases.2834
Russians show more interest in cryptocurrency markets amid the coronavirus outbreak as crypto exchange-related traffic rises by over 5%.3555
Russian authorities detained a group of online criminals that sold massive amounts of counterfeit banknotes on the dark web in return for crypto.3767
A former Google software engineer claims to have cracked a zip file containing $300,000 after being contacted on LinkedIn.6980
Blockchain technology would have been a better solution for handling coronavirus-related data in Russia.5264
The CBR’s first deputy governor has said that blockchain has found application in letters of credit and guarantees, but has not yet become a "universal solution."2152
The FBI arrest a Russian rapper living in the U.S. for money laundering using, among evidence, Instagram pictures including huge wads of cash, both dollars and rubles.6259