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Sberbank Patents Blockchain Repo Solution in a Purported First for Russia Banks

Russia’s largest bank, the state-owned Sberbank, has pioneered a blockchain solution for repurchase agreements — also known as repo. According…

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New Files Allegedly Connect $450M in Lost Bitcoin to Russian Intelligence

$450 million worth of lost cryptocurrency from the now-defunct cryptocurrency exchange WEX may have been transferred to a fund belonging…

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BRICS Nations Ponder Digital Currency to Ease Trade, Reduce USD Reliance

The BRICS association of major emerging economies has discussed developing a digital currency to ease trade in the bloc and…

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BRICS Nations Discuss Creation of New Crypto For Unified Payment System

According to one official in attendance, members of international association BRICS discussed the creation of a new cryptocurrency at a…

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Russian Crypto Plot, China Mining U-Turn, Lottery Winner’s BTC Gamble: Hodler’s Digest, Nov. 4–10

Coming every Sunday, Hodler’s Digest will help you track every single important news story that happened this week. The best…

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Russia Wants to Be Able to Seize Cybercriminals’ Bitcoin

Russian authorities are seeking legal means to confiscate virtual assets such as cryptocurrencies as they already can with more traditional…

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New Law Would Let Police Confiscate Bitcoin From 2021

Russia is planning on creating legal statutes allowing the government to achieve the impossible: confiscation of Bitcoin (BTC).  As local…

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Binance Quietly Launches Ruble Trading for ‘Top-10 Market’ Russia

Major global crypto exchange Binance has silently launched Russian ruble trading on Oct. 30. Binance Ruble trading goes live according…

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Russian Aluminum Plant Pivots to Bitcoin Mining Following US Sanctions

A Russian aluminum plant is pivoting to bitcoin mining after U.S. sanctions forced the plant to shut down in 2018.…

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Binance CEO: ‘Russia Is Our Key Market’

MOSCOW – The line for selfies with Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao seemed endless, even though it was the second photo…

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