Vladimir Putin

Putin Says Russia Must Stop Illegal Cross-Border Crypto Transfers

Russia's President Putin says crypto use by "criminal elements" is increasing and law enforcement must monitor it more closely.

News  ·  17 March 2021

Bitcoin Donations to Navalny Surge After Russian Opposition Leader Is Jailed

Putin's opponent received 3.7 bitcoin in the last week, tripling the amount raised in the first two weeks of 2021.

People  ·  25 January 2021

Putin Orders Russia’s Public Officials to Report Crypto Holdings

Russian civil servants must start reporting their crypto assets as the country's first crypto law comes into force in January.

Policy & regulation  ·  11 December 2020

Moscow Said to Hire Kaspersky to Build Voting Blockchain With Bitfury Software

Moscow's government is giving voters the option of having their ballots recorded on a blockchain despite transparency concerns.

Business  ·  9 June 2020
Vitalik Buterin

Meet the Russian Oligarch Launching a Metal-Backed Crypto Token

Vladimir Potanin, one of Russia's richest people, tells CoinDesk about his plans for a palladium-backed token and a tokenized commodities exchange.

Business  ·  7 October 2019

Putin: Russia Should Explore Blockchain to Avoid Finance ‘Limitations’

Russian president Vladimir Putin is still skeptical about cryptocurrencies, he said Thursday.

Markets  ·  7 June 2018

Report: Russians Helped Venezuela Launch the Petro

Time Magazine reported Tuesday that the Russian government helped Venezuela develop the petro cryptocurrency with the support of Vladimir Putin.

Policy & regulation  ·  20 March 2018

Putin: Crypto Oversight Legislation Will Be Needed

Russian president Vladimir Putin believes that legislation laying out rules for the country’s cryptocurrency sector will be needed in the future.

Markets  ·  17 January 2018

Putin Investigating ‘Cryptorouble’ as Way to Avoid Western Sanctions

President Vladimir Putin has reportedly commissioned Russian officials to work on developing a national cryptocurrency dubbed the "cryptorouble."

Markets  ·  2 January 2018

Vladimir Putin: Cryptocurrency Poses ‘Serious Risks’

Russian President Vladimir Putin said cryptocurrencies carry high risks as the government moves toward new regulations.

Policy & regulation  ·  10 October 2017

$100 Million: Putin Advisor Targets Big Raise for Bitcoin Mining ICO

An internet advisor to Russian Vladimir Putin is trying to raise as much as $100 million in an initial coin offering.

Business  ·  8 August 2017

Russia Wants Regulators to Research Blockchain Security Risks

The Security Council of Russia plans to research the risks of blockchain, according to a government statement published today.

Policy & regulation  ·  29 June 2017

Vladimir Putin and Vitalik Buterin Discuss Ethereum ‘Opportunities’

The president of Russia briefly met with ethereum inventor Vitalik Buterin during an event last week.

Markets  ·  5 June 2017

Russia’s PM: Blockchain Tech Could Bring Big Changes

Blockchain tech could have widespread impact, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev reportedly said today.

Tech  ·  27 February 2017

Putin Advisor: Accepting Bitcoin Payments in Russia is a Crime

An advisor to Russian president Vladimir Putin has reportedly spoken out against bitcoin.

Policy & regulation  ·  5 February 2016