Crypto Mining Could Bring Russia $1B in Taxes, Report Suggests

Using its excess energy generating capacity to mine cryptocurrencies, Russia can increase its budget receipts by more than $1 billion dollars in annual tax revenue. The estimate comes from a report that also calls for the establishment of a Russian crypto valley.   Also read: Defying Crypto Winter, Swiss Crypto […]

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Satoshi’s Bitcoin Whitepaper Is Now Available in Arabic and Hindi

On Jan. 22, blockchain infrastructure firm Bitfury announced during the World Economic Forum in Davos that Satoshi Nakamoto’s Bitcoin whitepaper has been translated into Arabic and Hindi for the first time. The translations of the paper “Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System” can now be read by the millions of […]

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Russia’s cryptocurrency adoption: Russian Prime Minister urges people to not ‘bury’ cryptocurrencies

Russia is moving a step closer towards cryptocurrency and its Prime Minister, Dmitry Medvedev made it clear as he claimed that the ongoing crypto bear market should not be a reason to “bury” cryptocurrencies. The Prime Minister said this on January 15 in a speech at the 10th Gaidar Forum, […]

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No Reason to 'Bury' Cryptocurrencies, Russian PM Medvedev Says

Last year’s falling prices are not a good enough reason to “bury” cryptocurrencies, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said during a high-level economic conference. He believes Russia should carefully follow the developments around digital coins.   Also read: Clickbait Media Uses Bitcoin and Russia to Pump Headlines Again Russia Should […]

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Cryptocurrency Exchanges Eye Russia for Expansion Despite Sanctions

Sanctions imposed by governments as part of geopolitical struggles do not always filter through to under-regulated industries. Ambitious businesses covet every opportunity for expansion and diversification. That seems to be the reason why a growing number of crypto exchanges are turning their attention to Russia and its diaspora, despite the […]

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Salt Subpoenaed by SEC, Huobi Consults Russian State Bank

In recent regulatory news, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has reportedly launched an investigation into Salt Lending’s 2017 initial coin offering. Separately, the SEC revealed that it has stopped accepting public comments on nine bitcoin exchange-traded funds that it rejected in August, and digital asset exchange Huobi has […]

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Professional Course Prepares Russian Lawyers for the Cryptocurrency Industry

Russian companies have organized an enhancement course to prepare legal experts for the challenges of working in the cryptocurrency space. The oldest university of economics in the country, two law firms providing services to digital businesses, and both houses of parliament are behind the project to help lawyers understand the […]

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Russia’s Financial Watchdog to Oversee the Cryptocurrency Industry

Russia’s Federal Financial Monitoring Service has revealed that it will regulate cryptocurrency-related transactions in the country, with a senior official saying that the agency will also oversee the broader cryptocurrency industry, in accordance with recommendations issued by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF). Also read: Ukraine Plans to Fully Legalize […]

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The Daily: EU Urged for Common Crypto Rules, EEU Ready for Common Crypto

A Brussels-based think tank has urged the European Union to adopt common crypto regulations. Its report will be reviewed during this week’s meeting of the EU finance ministers in Vienna. Also in The Daily, the Eurasian Economic Union may adopt a single settlement currency, possibly a crypto, Samsung Pay offers […]

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PR Specialists in the Russian Crypto Space Paid 10x the Average Salary

Around 70,000 people are currently employed in the young and growing crypto industry in the Russian Federation. The average salary in the space has fallen by 40 percent this year, along with cryptocurrency prices. Nevertheless, the monthly remuneration for certain skills remains very high for Russian standards.   Also read […]

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