Russia

Moscow Blockchain Cluster Needs Intellectual Property Mechanism, Says Expert

The Moscow-based blockchain innovation cluster needs a mechanism for assessing intellectual property, says the founder of blockchain platform Universa.io, Aleksandr…

Russian Tech Giant, Blockchain Platform Sign Agreement to Improve Operational Systems

A subsidiary of Rostec, a Russian state-owned high-tech conglomerate, has partnered with blockchain platform Vostok, major Russian news agency Tass…

Russian Minister of Justice: Cryptocurrency Doesn’t Yet Need to Be Legally Defined

The Ministry of Justice of Russia does not see the need to legally define the concept of cryptocurrency at this…

Russia: Cargo Shipping Firm to Use Blockchain in Port Logistics

Russian shipping logistics company Infotech Baltika will develop a blockchain-based system for the ports in which it operates, Russian maritime…

Moscow Gov’t to Launch Blockchain-Enabled IT Innovation Cluster by Summer 2019

The Moscow municipal government is planning to launch a blockchain-based city innovation cluster by summer 2019, Russian news agency TASS…

Head of Russia’s Second Largest Bank Compares Crypto Mining to Counterfeiting

Andrey Kostin — the head of VTB, Russia’s second-largest bank — has compared cryptocurrency mining with counterfeiting, major Russian news…

Russia to Implement Blockchain Tech in University Exam for Education Quality Control

The Russian Federal Service for Supervision in the Sphere of Education and Science, (Rosobrnadzor) will implement blockchain technology in the…

20-Year Old Hacker Pleads Guilty to $5 Million Cryptocurrency Theft

After stealing $5 million in cryptocurrency from 40 victims through SIM swapping, 20-year-old Joel Ortiz, pleaded guilty to theft and…

Over 50 Bitcoin ATMs Operate Legally in Russia, Study Finds

At least 51 cryptocurrency ATMs operate in compliance with the current regulations in Russia, estimates a new report. According to…

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