Jul 30, 2019 at 12:34
US Files Complaint Against Defunct Cryptocurrency Exchange
US prosecutors recently filed an official complaint against presently-nonoperational cryptocurrency exchange BTC-e and alleged cybercriminal Alexander Vinnik, as per a document filed on Thursday last week in California. Alexander also purportedly holds accounts connected with other major illegal activities, such as the hack of another nonoperational exchange Mt. Gox.
Jul 28, 2019 at 10:25
Russian Arms Producers Uses Bitcoin to Circumvent Sanctions
The Russian arms producer, Soyuzmash, seeks to bypass US sanctions using cryptocurrency. The Union of Machine Builders recently requested permission from the Central Bank of Russia to allow it accept payments in Bitcoin for all its activities related to weapons. They believe this will enable them doge the US and other existing international sanctions. Russia is the world’s second main exporter of arms, commanding 21% of the global market, following the US with around 36%.
Russian Ministry of Finance Might Allow Cryptocurrency
The Russian Ministry of Finance discusses the possibility of allowing the buying and selling of bitcoin and other major types of cryptocurrency. The legislators and the finance ministry are preparing to draft a law on the circulation of digital currency in the country, and the idea of accepting their trading is under a serious discussion, however, the final conclusion on this matter has not yet been reached, according to Deputy Finance Minister Alexei Moiseyev.
$3 Mln of Bitcoin Donations Raised by Russian Politician
The main political opponent to Vladimir Putin, Alexei Navalny, has received donations of around 591 Bitcoin (approx. $3 million) since 2016. The Russian opposition leader has managed to raise weighty funding in cryptocurrencies for his political campaigns.
Russia has Offered to Ban Bitcoin in Every Country
The State Duma, the lower house of the Federal Assembly of Russia is a very powerful institution, with the right to approve bills and laws. One of its members has claimed that bitcoin must be prohibited all over the world.