Sergey Solonin, CEO of large payment service provider QIWI, has recently revealed in a lecture at Moscow Advanced Communication School that his CTO had mined 500,000 bitcoins back in 2011. The employee used QIWI terminals that were idle at night to make more than $5 mln in three months.
QIWI, one of the most popular payment services providers in Eastern Europe and the only official representative of R3 Blockchain consortium in Russia, has developed its own data storage system using Blockchain technology and its first Bitcoin ATMs.
Tomorrow, November 10, 2016 Moscow will host annual Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Russia. Representatives of IBM, Microsoft, Qiwi, Sberbank and two dozens of other brands will present their views on Blockchain development to more than 500 participants.