Founder of Alleged $95M Ponzi Nabbed in Russia, 3 More Sought

Finiko was labeled as a Ponzi scheme by the Bank of Russia but still attracted millions in investment.

News  ·  13 August 2021

Russia’s Financial Monitoring Agency Wants to Identify and Profile Crypto Users

Rosfinmonitoring will pay $200,000 for a tool to identify crypto users and see if they are involved in criminal activities.

Policy & regulation  ·  4 August 2021

Russia’s Telecom Giant MTS Invests $11.7M in Blockchain Trade-Finance Service

MTS bought 51% of Factorin, a Russia-based trade-finance service.

Business  ·  27 July 2021

Bank of Russia Tells Stock Exchanges to Avoid Crypto-Related Funds

The central bank doesn't want crypto ETFs on the country's capital markets.

Policy & regulation  ·  22 July 2021

Russian Industry Association Works to Attract Crypto Mining

Neighboring Kazakhstan has attracted many crypto mining firms as they look for greener pastures outside China.

News  ·  19 July 2021

Russia to Introduce Rules for Confiscating Crypto: Report

The country's prosecutor general said crypto is increasingly used for bribes.

Policy & regulation  ·  7 July 2021

Russian Political Activists Urge Supporters to Learn About Crypto

Navalny's team says they "will be patiently teaching everyone to use cryptocurrencies and learn ourselves."

News  ·  3 June 2021

Russian Artists to Sell NFTs to Support Journalists Under Pressure

Russian digital artists will sell NFTs to support Meduza, a media outlet designated as a "foreign agent" by the Kremlin.

News  ·  25 May 2021

Russian Political Candidates Will Have to Report Crypto Holdings

A bill before parliament will require candidates to say how much they spent on digital assets during the past three years.

News  ·  19 May 2021

Election Monitors Call Russia’s Blockchain Voting a Black Box: Report

The Russian Central Election Commission won't allow observers to look under the hood of its blockchain voting system, experts say.

Policy & regulation  ·  14 May 2021

Russian News Outlet Calls for Crypto Donations as Kremlin Cracks Down on Media

After the outlet lost advertising revenue crypto donations started flowing in.

News  ·  29 April 2021

Russian Police Arrest Alleged Counterfeiters Selling $13M in Fake Money for Crypto: Report

Those involved allegedly peddled fake bank notes over the infamous Hydra darknet marketplace.

News  ·  26 April 2021

Millionaire Ex-Banker Who Hates Banks Starts a DeFi Firm in Russia

Alexander Lebedev hates banks and auditors, and he wants to see if crypto is an escape.

People  ·  23 April 2021

US Government Sanctions Crypto Addresses Linked to Russian Election Fraud Scheme

The move is part of a sweeping set of actions taken by the U.S. government against alleged Russian election interference.

News  ·  15 April 2021

Telegram Is Nearly Done Paying Back TON Investors, Eyes IPO Next

Telegram is closing the page of its $1.7 billion token sale and paying back its last debts to the token buyers. The company just raised more funding via bonds and planning an IPO.

News  ·  12 April 2021