Finiko was labeled as a Ponzi scheme by the Bank of Russia but still attracted millions in investment.
Rosfinmonitoring will pay $200,000 for a tool to identify crypto users and see if they are involved in criminal activities.
MTS bought 51% of Factorin, a Russia-based trade-finance service.
The central bank doesn't want crypto ETFs on the country's capital markets.
Neighboring Kazakhstan has attracted many crypto mining firms as they look for greener pastures outside China.
The country's prosecutor general said crypto is increasingly used for bribes.
Navalny's team says they "will be patiently teaching everyone to use cryptocurrencies and learn ourselves."
Russian digital artists will sell NFTs to support Meduza, a media outlet designated as a "foreign agent" by the Kremlin.
A bill before parliament will require candidates to say how much they spent on digital assets during the past three years.
The Russian Central Election Commission won't allow observers to look under the hood of its blockchain voting system, experts say.
After the outlet lost advertising revenue crypto donations started flowing in.
Those involved allegedly peddled fake bank notes over the infamous Hydra darknet marketplace.
Alexander Lebedev hates banks and auditors, and he wants to see if crypto is an escape.
The move is part of a sweeping set of actions taken by the U.S. government against alleged Russian election interference.
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.