Category: Digital Currency

Annual Volume of Crypto Transactions Made by Russians Reaches $5 Billion, Bank of Russia Finds

Annual Volume of Crypto Transactions Made by Russians Reaches $5 Billion, Bank of Russia Finds

With the growing capitalization of the crypto economy, Russians have been making crypto transactions worth billions of dollars a year, data gathered by the Central Bank of Russia shows. Russian residents are some of the most active participants in the crypto market, the regulator has acknowledged. Russians Among Most Active Crypto Users, Central Bank Admits […]

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Indian Crypto Bill: Is the Government Set For a “Private” Crypto Ban or Just a FUD?

The much-awaited cryptocurrency bill in India is set to be tabled during the upcoming winter session of the parliament and it has already created a lot of FUD as the first snapshot of the bill went public. The Cryptocurrency and Regulation of Official Digital Currency Bill, 2021 is among the 26 bills scheduled to get […]

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Russians to Pay Fees on Digital Ruble Transactions, Central Bank Says

Russians to Pay Fees on Digital Ruble Transactions, Central Bank Says

Users of Russia’s central bank digital currency are going to pay a fee for each transaction, a high-ranking representative of Bank of Russia has recently announced. The digital ruble charge, however, is not going to exceed those currently applied to fast payments in the country. Bank of Russia to Charge for Digital Ruble Transfers The […]

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Opposed to Bitcoin Payments, Bank of Russia Says State Should Not Stimulate Spread of Cryptocurrencies

Opposed to Bitcoin Payments, Bank of Russia Says State Should Not Stimulate Spread of Cryptocurrencies

Cryptocurrencies are anonymous and the government shouldn’t encourage their spread, the head of Bank of Russia has insisted. The regulator remains firmly opposed to the legalization of bitcoin and the like as a means of payment in the Russian Federation. Bank of Russia Reiterates Negative Stance on Cryptocurrencies, Legalization of Bitcoin A “responsible state” should […]

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Digital Ruble Poses Risks to Financial Sector and Security, Russian Lawmakers Warn

Digital Ruble Poses Risks to Financial Sector and Security, Russian Lawmakers Warn

Russian parliamentarians have cautioned against risks associated with the introduction of a digital ruble. Among them are the likely increase of competition pressure on banks and new challenges that may arise in the field of information security. Financial Market Committee Sees Threats in Digital Ruble Project Russia’s digital fiat, currently under development, brings certain risks […]

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Russia’s Prosecutor General Wants Cryptocurrency Recognized as Property Under Criminal Law

Russia’s Prosecutor General Wants Cryptocurrency Recognized as Property Under Criminal Law

The Prosecutor General’s Office of Russia has proposed to define cryptocurrency as property in the country’s Criminal Code. Decentralized digital money has already been qualified as such in the provisions of several other laws although various aspects of cryptocurrencies remain unregulated. Prosecutors in Russia Draft Legislation Granting Cryptocurrency Property Status The Prosecutor General’s Office of […]

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Nearly 500,000 Nigerian CBDC Wallets Downloaded Since Launch

Nearly 500,000 Nigerian CBDC Wallets Downloaded Since Launch

Nearly half a million e-naira wallets have been downloaded a few weeks after the central bank digital currency (CBDC) was officially launched by Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, the central bank has said. E-Naira’s Initial Trade Volumes In addition to the 488,000 wallets that have been downloaded, Osita Nwanisobi, who is the Central Bank of Nigeria […]

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Kyrgyzstan Shuts Down Cryptocurrency Farm With 2,500 Mining Rigs

Kyrgyzstan Shuts Down Cryptocurrency Farm With 2,500 Mining Rigs

Authorities in Kyrgyzstan have uncovered and shut down a large crypto mining farm in the north of the country. Law enforcement officials claim the illegal coin minting facility has inflicted “colossal damage” to the nation’s power grid and that they are still trying to estimate the losses. Underground Crypto Farm Busted in Kyrgyzstan The region […]

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Digital Ruble Should Not Boost Inflation, Bank of Russia Says

Digital Ruble Should Not Boost Inflation, Bank of Russia Says

Bank of Russia is preparing for a prolonged trial of the digital version of the national fiat to ensure this is a “full-fledged ruble,” the head of the monetary authority has emphasized. The regulator has put forward some conditions for the implementation of the new currency project. Bank of Russia Sets Conditions for Digital Ruble […]

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Zanzibar Government Keen to Get Stakeholders’ View on Cryptocurrencies

Zanzibar Government Keen to Get Stakeholders’ View on Cryptocurrencies

Zanzibar is keen on getting stakeholders’ views on the viability of adopting digital currencies before a final decision is made, a government minister has said. The Importance of Getting the Views of Stakeholders In his remarks during an interview with The Citizen, Mudrick Soraga, who is the Minister of State, revealed his government is planning […]

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