Jun 24, 2019 at 15:27
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.
VK Plans to Provide Crypto Services to its 97 Million Users
Russia’s version of Facebook, VKontakte (VK), is considering making its own cryptocurrency. Currently, the project is underway, though the final conclusion has not yet been reached. VK claims it has got more than 97 million lively monthly users.