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Russian Smelting Giant Begins Testing Digital Trading Platform

Russian mining and smelting giant Nornickel has commenced testing its digital platform for metals trading. As Bloomberg reported on Dec.…

Binance Crypto Exchange Adds Four Trading Pairs for Russian Ruble

Major cryptocurrency exchange Binance listed four Russian ruble trading pairs, according to an announcement on Dec. 2. The first trading…

$50M of ETH Stolen, ‘Rare Opportunity’ for BTC: Hodler’s Digest, Nov. 25–Dec. 1

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

Russian Central Bank Says It Would Support Crypto Ban

Legislation clarifying the legal status of cryptocurrencies, including mining and token sales, was reported to be passing through the State…

Russia Reportedly Considers Ban on Using Crypto as Means of Payment

Russia is allegedly preparing a ban on the use of cryptocurrencies to pay for goods and services. A report from…

Waves and the Tricky Task of Being a Russian Crypto Brand

What if your biggest client is your biggest reputation risk? When Vostok, the enterprise branch of Waves, a blockchain startup,…

Russian Oligarch Turns Soviet Plant Into a Major Bitcoin Mining Hub

The largest data center in the former Soviet Union, BitRiver, opened about a year ago in the Siberian city of…

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…

BBC: 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…

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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