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US Sanctions Moscow’s Evrofinance Bank Over Involvement With Petro

US Sanctions Moscow-Based Bank Evrofinance Over Involvement With PetroThe U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has imposed sanctions on Moscow-based Evrofinance Mosnarbank. The Russian bank was allegedly involved in Venezuela’s attempts to bypass financial sanctions using the petro. Also Read: In the Daily: Exchange to List STOs, Crypto Tax Tool for Accountants, Coinbase Updates US Sanctions Evrofinance The […]

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US Treasury Sanctions Russian Bank Over Links to Venezuela’s Petro

The U.S. Department of the Treasury has sanctioned a Moscow-based bank over its role in financing Venezuela’s controversial petro token.

Russia Adopts Digital Rights Law That ‘Forms the Basis’ of Digital Economy Development

This autumn will see Russia adopt digital rights law after the country’s parliament passed the legislation this week

US Sanctions Moscow-Based Bank Accused of Financing Venezuela’s Controversial Petro

The U.S. Treasury has sanctioned Moscow-based bank Evrofinance based on its alleged financing of Venezuela’s controversial oil-backed crypto, Petro

Russia: Central Bank Suggests Limiting Sale of Crypto Assets for ‘Unqualified Investors’

The Central Bank of Russia wants to set a yearly limit of $9,100 for “unqualified investors” dealing with crypto assets

ProtonMail is no Longer Accessible in Russia

TheMerkle Russia Regulation BitcoinPolitics and technology hardly ever play nice together. As the technology industry continues to become more prevalent in people’s daily lives, politicians will continue to oppose this innovation at every possible turn.  In Russia, the government has forced internet service providers to effectively block ProtonMail. This is the direct result of several bomb threats made against Russia through ProtonMail email accounts. Another Hurdle for ProtonMail Most people with an affinity for technology know the company ProtonMail. This email service provider focuses on anonymity and privacy, which makes it a  very appealing offering. While not necessarily as commonly sued as some

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P2P Markets: Russian Localbitcoins Trade Outpaces Venezuela

P2P Markets: Russian Localbitcoins Trade Outpaces VenezuelaDuring the week of March 2, roughly 14,365 BTC changed hands via peer-to-peer (P2P) exchange Localbitcoins, equating to approximately $51.51 million worth of trade. Of that, 3,593 was BTC traded via the Russian markets, 83 percent more volume than was produced by Localbitcoins’ second-largest market, Venezuela. Also Read: Turkish Real Estate Agency Sells 9 Houses […]

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Ruling Russian Political Party Launches Blockchain-Based E-Voting

Russia’s ruling party United Russia will use blockchain technology to count votes in its primary elections

Russia: Financial Markets Committee Considers Requiring Identification From Crypto Users

Russia’s government committee on financial markets has suggested an amendment to identify users before granting approval to deal with cryptocurrencies

1.3 Million Leaked Transactions Link Major Banks to $8.8 Billion Money Laundering Scheme

1.3 Million Leaked Transactions Link Major Banks to $8.8 Billion Money Laundering SchemeA new set of reports by the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project, compiled from over 1.3 million leaked transactions from 238,000 companies, have linked many major banks to a scheme to channel billions of dollars out of Russia. The Troika Laundromat is unique in that “it was created by a prestigious financial institution.” Also […]

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