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Russia’s Telecom Watchdog Roskomnadzor Targets Another 6 VPN Providers

Russia’s Telecom Watchdog Roskomnadzor Targets Another 6 VPN Providers

Roskomnadzor, the government body responsible for oversight of communications in Russia, is taking steps to block six more VPN providers. The move comes after the agency cut access earlier this year to a number of VPN services helping Russians to reach “banned” information. Roskomnadzor Moves to Block More VPNs in Russia The Russian Federal Service […]

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Russia to Decide Fate of Crypto Exchangers in 2022

Russia to Decide Fate of Crypto Exchangers in 2022

Discussions on the future of “virtual currency exchangers” in Russia should be completed in 2022, a high-ranking representative of the country’s financial watchdog has indicated. Following international standards, authorities in Moscow would have to either regulate or ban such platforms. Decision on Digital Currency Exchangers in Russia Expected Next Year Considerations regarding the regulatory treatment […]

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Study Finds Most Popular Cryptocurrencies With Russian Social Media Users

Study Finds Most Popular Cryptocurrencies With Russian Social Media Users

In a year with rising crypto prices, online chatter devoted to cryptocurrencies has increased significantly. Research carried out on Russian social media has identified the most talked about coins and it’s not just bitcoin on people’s minds. Experts List Most Mentioned Cryptos on Russian Social Media Brand Analytics, a company specializing in media monitoring in […]

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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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Russian Parliament Sets Up Working Group on Cryptocurrency Regulations

Russian Parliament Sets Up Working Group on Cryptocurrency Regulations

A working group on cryptocurrencies and related activities will soon begin to meet at the State Duma, the lower house of Russian parliament. Its members are expected to take on the task of clarifying various regulatory aspects related to digital financial assets such as the legalization of mining and the introduction of taxation. Working Group […]

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Russia Gets Bulk of Chinese Mining Machines Amid Miners’ Exodus, Report Reveals

Russia Gets Bulk of Chinese Mining Machines Amid Miners’ Exodus, Report Reveals

China’s crackdown on its crypto mining sector, launched earlier this year, caused a massive migration of mining enterprises to friendlier jurisdictions. Miners have been moving enormous amount of coin minting hardware to new bases around the world, with Russia reportedly taking the largest share among several attractive destinations, including the U.S. Russia, Kazakhstan, US Accept […]

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Bank of Russia Pushes to Introduce Liability for Illegal Use of Digital Assets

Bank of Russia Pushes to Introduce Liability for Illegal Use of Digital Assets

The monetary authority in Moscow, the Bank of Russia, wants those who use cryptocurrencies against the law to be held accountable. The financial regulator has proposed the introduction of legal liability for some operations with digital assets which it considers illegal. Central Bank of Russia Aims to Prevent Circulation of Decentralized Currencies Cryptocurrencies in the […]

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Finiko Founder Doronin Offers to Testify Against 44 Accomplices at Crypto Pyramid

Finiko Founder Doronin Offers to Testify Against 44 Accomplices at Crypto Pyramid

Kirill Doronin, mastermind of the Russian crypto Ponzi scheme Finiko, has proposed to testify against dozens of his former associates he claims violated his order to accept only cryptocurrency from investors. The founder of Russia’s largest financial pyramid in modern times has already provided detailed testimonies against a long list of accomplices, a media report […]

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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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