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Bitcoin ATMs seized from a Russian company

The Russian police seized all the 22 ATMs owned by BBFpro, which were located in nine cities, as reported by the local media outlet RBC. According to the head of BBFpro Artem Bedarev, the company did not receive preliminary inquiries from the prosecutor’s office and they have no idea what the withdrawal of terminals means. According

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In social network “VKontakte” cases of blackmail & BTC ransom become common

Recently, several users of the Russian social network “VKontakte” have been subjected to blackmail and extortion of cryptocurrencies. Attackers use hysteria about the controversial criminal cases initiated on charges of extremism that become more and more common in Russia. The scheme is simple – an attacker chooses a victim with a questionable, in his opinion,

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In Russia there is a request for free economic zones, tax-free for crypto business

The Russian business community proposes to create crypto offshores in the country. New “Crypto Valleys” are allegedly planned to be established in Kaliningrad and Primorsky District. This initiative was initiated by the Association of Entrepreneurs for the Development of Business-Patriotism “AVANTI”, which sent corresponding appeals to the national Deputy Prime Minister Maxim Akimov, the head

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Russian Vnesheconombank’s subsidiary issues its own tokens

The Center for Digital Transformation and Blockchain Competencies, a subsidiary of Vnesheconombank (The Bank of Foreign Operations), has released its own tokens, reports the project management director Nikita Podstavin. These tokens are intended for the account of advance funds of residents and the consumption of services in the Center: booking of meeting rooms, office rent

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The Russian Ministry of Finance: the income from crypto is taxable, but no one knows how

The Russian Ministry of Finance admitted that they can not give a clear answer to the question of taxation of income received in the form of cryptocurrency and tokens, but the logic of the tax legislation obliges to somehow pay taxes from these incomes. The legal status of cryptocurrencies is not defined in the territory

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Building managers in Moscow has expropriated mining equipment worth 1.4 million rubles

On the afternoon of August, 15th the police station of Yakimanka in Moscow was alerted. The unknown entrepreneur explained that he rented a room from the building management company, where he placed the equipment for mining – to discover later that the staff took possession of his equipment. Now the Moscow police is verifying information

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Russia is preparing to launch the country’s largest mining data center

The industrial park “Levoberezhny” is building a crypto mining center. It will be located in an old Russian town of Kirishi that dates back to XVII century and stands on the banks of Volkhov river. The facility will be commissioned in the very near future. Representatives of the district administration noted that the new center will

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Research: 56% of Russians are not familiar with cryptocurrencies

According to the research holding “Romir”, 56% of residents of the Russian Federation do not know anything about cryptocurrencies. Only 44% of respondents have an idea about digital currencies, while 31% of them are familiar with the cryptocurrencies at the surface level. Russians owning cryptocurrency said that they most often chose bitcoin or Ethereum as

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Blockchain is an “everyday thing”: the first meeting of Digital Council of Russia took place

In Kaliningrad, a meeting of the Council of the Russian Federation was held. In particular, during the meeting, Novgorod region Governor Andrei Nikitin said that the blockchain for residents of the region has already become “ordinary”. With the help of a joint project between Vnesheconombank and the Government of the Novgorod region, starting in April

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Russia to impose crypto miners with taxes

Russia has announced its plans to apply miners and all crypto owners with the current norms of the Tax Code. The draft law on digital financial assets is planned to be adopted in the autumn session of the State Duma. It is reported that from an individual dealing with the circulation of digital money, personal

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Three Russian universities have announced new courses and majors related to crypto

According to Bitcoin.com, the new educational programs will start in September, at the beginning of a new academic year. Students will learn about cryptography, blockchain, payment systems, digital economy, etc. Some of those courses will be taught in English. The Voronezh State University has announced a new bachelor’s degree program about digital economy and blockchain

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Russia’s Central Bank to implement Masterchain for pan-Eurasian payments

The Central Bank of Russia is considering the use of Masterchain software based on Ethereum for the transfer of SWIFT financial messages within the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEC). The Russian Fintech Association, formed under the supervision of the Central Bank, successfully conducted software tests on the basis of Ethereum in 2016 and completed the creation

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