Russia

Russia Adopts Law to Isolate Runet From the Internet

Runet, the Russian segment of the internet, is about to be isolated from the rest of the web. A new…

Central Bank of Russia Reviews Potential Benefits and Drawbacks of CBDCs

The central bank of Russia has reviewed the potential benefits and drawbacks of central bank digital currencies (CBDC) in a…

Telegram’s TON Blockchain Is Live in Private Testing Mode, Shows High Speed: Report

Global messaging app Telegram has reportedly launched a private beta testing of its blockchain, Telegram Open Network (TON), Russian media…

2% of Russians Claim to Have Invested in Bitcoin to Date: National Polling Institution

Only 2% of Russians have invested in Bitcoin (BTC) so far, according to a new survey by the Russian Public…

Russian Social Media Giant VK Launches ‘Mineable’ VK Coin

Russian social media giant Vkontakte (VK) has launched an internal currency, VK Coin, that can be “mined,” local state-owned media…

Russian Gas Giant Gazprom to Execute Business Contracts on a Blockchain

Russian state-owned gas giant Gazprom could soon to begin using blockchain to execute and monitor business contracts. The firm’s CEO,…

Russian Gas Giant Gazprom to Use Blockchain in Gas Supply Agreements

The Russian prime minister has welcomed an initiative to use blockchain in agreements over gas supplies by the country’s state-owned…

Russian Social Media Giant VK Eyes Launching its Own Crypto: Report

The most popular social media platform in Russia, VKontakte (VK), is considering developing its own cryptocurrency, local news outlet RNS…

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