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Cointelegraph caught up with Sergey Ponomarev, CEO at SONM, working to build a supercomputer powered by blockchain technology.
The Central Bank of Russia officially requested Yandex to disallow Alexei Navalny from raising funds using the Yandex payment application.
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.
Banks may start applying blockchain technology to scoring in 2016. That is the forecast of the 4th largest search engine worldwide company Yandex.
Russian Deputy Finance Minister Aleksey Moiseev informed a reporter that the Russian government would be banning Bitcoin within one year. That was in September, only a month ago, and it seems that they are moving forward much more rapidly. The Russian news blog, bitmakler.com, announced on October 5th that the Finance ministry has proposed a fine of up to 1 million rubles for the “production and use of money surrogates in Russian”.
The popularity of cryptocurrency has finally reached Russia. Although this time, instead of making an almost complete analogue of Bitcoin, entrepreneur Alexander Borodich has in mind some significant differences for his new cryptocurrency.
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