Russia’s central bank may roll out digital ruble early 2022. The project is focused on replacing other digital currencies in the country.
Russian President Vladimir Putin wants the country’s law enforcement agencies to focus more on the digital currency industry, which he believes is being used increasingly by “criminal elements.”
Russia’s central bank intends on launching a digital ruble prototype this year, its deputy chairman has recently revealed.
Mobile networks Beeline and Megafon are reported to be considering supporting services for an eventual central bank digital currency.
Domestic residents from Russia and elsewhere, as well as domestic and foreign organizations established in the country, will be covered by the act.
An unidentified client for BitRiver has recently shipped roughly 20,000 ASIC miners into the firm’s block reward mining facility in Siberia.
Russia’s Sberbank has filed an application with the country’s banking regulator to launch its own stablecoin.
The permanent closure comes after the exchange abruptly shut down in the wake of the attack in late December, leaving many of its users out of pocket.
The wholly owned subsidiary of natural gas firm Gazprom is initially running mining operations from one of its oil drilling facilities in Siberia.
A prolific BTC scam operating in Australia has been traced to fraudsters in Russia, following an investigation by The Guardian Australia.
Public officials in Russia must include digital currencies owned by their spouses and children, and must report by June 30, 2021.