Category: Ukraine

Ukraine Raises Over $100,000 From Cryptopunk NFT Sale

Ukraine Raises Over $100,000 From Cryptopunk NFT Sale

The government of Ukraine has sold a Cryptopunk NFT donated in support of the war-torn country a few months ago. The token has been purchased by an unidentified buyer who spent more than $100,000 in ethereum for the collectible, the country’s digital transformation ministry said. Ukraine Government Sells Donated Cryptopunk Token for 90 ETH Ukrainian […]

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Russian Finance Ministry Rules Out Sale of Oil for Bitcoin

Russian Finance Ministry Rules Out Sale of Oil for Bitcoin

The Russian government considers bitcoin as a payment option for small business transactions, not for oil exports, the country’s finance ministry has indicated. A top official emphasized the department means that cryptocurrencies may be used in barter deals, but not as legal tender. Crypto Payments Not for Russian State Settlements, Ministry of Finance Says Cryptocurrency […]

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Russia Developing Sandbox for Cross-border Crypto Payments

Russia Developing Sandbox for Cross-border Crypto Payments

An institute facilitating Russian exports is now working on the establishment of a sandbox for international crypto payments, local media reported. The goal is to identify potential regulatory and technological challenges for settlements with digital assets. Russia Prepares to Test Crypto Payments for Exports in Dedicated Sandbox The Russian Export Center (REC), which is a […]

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Nearly 70,000 Issued Binance Refugee Crypto Card for Ukrainians

Nearly 70,000 Issued Binance Refugee Crypto Card for Ukrainians

Thousands of Ukrainians have ordered a crypto card issued by the world’s leading digital asset exchange, Binance, for its users from the war-torn country. The card allows people displaced by the ongoing conflict with Russia to make payments and receive financial support. Binance Announces Results From Efforts to Help Ukrainian Refugees Between April 26 and […]

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Lithuanian Government Approves Stricter Crypto Regulations

Lithuanian Government Approves Stricter Crypto Regulations

The government in Vilnius has approved amendments introducing more stringent regulations for the country’s growing crypto space. The legislation is aimed at managing risks associated with crypto assets and preventing Russian attempts to circumvent Western sanctions imposed over the war in Ukraine. Lithuanian Authorities to Tighten Rules for Crypto Industry Lithuania is preparing to revise […]

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Eurovision Winners’ NFT Auction Raises $900K for Charity

Eurovision Winners’ NFT Auction Raises $900K for Charity

Kalush Orchestra, the winners of the Eurovision Song Contest 2022, have successfully auctioned off an NFT for charity. The auction was held on MetaHistory — the official Ukrainian charitable NFT museum – and raised $900,000 in cryptocurrency for Ukraine. MetaHistory and Kalush Orchestra’s NFT Charity Auction The largest European crypto exchange originating from Ukraine, WhiteBIT […]

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Russia’s Industrial Giant Rostec Announces Blockchain-Based Alternative to SWIFT

Russia’s Industrial Giant Rostec Announces Blockchain-Based Alternative to SWIFT

Rostec, the Russian manufacturing and technology conglomerate, has developed a system allowing the processing of international settlements and storage of digital currency. The blockchain-based platform has been announced as an alternative to SWIFT, which is unavailable for some Russian banks. Rostec Employs Distributed Ledger Technology to Substitute SWIFT Russian state-owned corporation Rostec has built a […]

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Anonymous Hacks Major Belarusian Government Websites

Anonymous Hacks Major Belarusian Government Websites

The websites of several ministries of Belarus have allegedly been taken down in a new attack, part of the cyberwar Anonymous is waging to help Ukraine. The hacking group declared it’s targeting the Belarusian government for its complicity in the Russian invasion of the neighboring country. Several Government Sites in Belarus Taken Offline by Anonymous […]

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Bank of Russia Steps Up Efforts to Issue Digital Ruble Due to Sanctions

Bank of Russia Steps Up Efforts to Issue Digital Ruble Due to Sanctions

The Central Bank of Russia (CBR) has accelerated the development of its digital ruble in response to Western sanctions. The monetary authority now intends to pilot transactions with the new version of the national fiat in early 2023 instead of 2024, as originally planned. CBR to Launch Transactions, Smart Contracts With Digital Ruble as Early […]

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This Ukrainian Lost All Family Money Due to UST’s Collapse (Report)

This Ukrainian Lost All Family Money Due to UST’s Collapse (Report)

The Terra fiasco has had terrible consequences for numerous investors around the globe. One of them was reportedly the Ukrainian citizen – Yuri Popovich – who invested approximately $10,000 (all his family savings) into the stablecoin UST and had lost almost everything. UST and a Ukrainian Family Cryptocurrencies and stablecoins could be employed as an […]

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