The U.S. government has issued a fresh round of sanctions as it cracks down on ransomware, including against a Russian exchange tied to ransomware payments.
The measures were designed to protect unsuspecting investors and to avoid the risks of the digital currency market crashing to zero, according to Deputy Governor Sergey Shvetsov.
The State Duma is considering giving miners legal recognition as a form of entrepreneurship under local business laws, opening Russia up to the industry.
A representative of President Vladimir Putin put it beyond doubt that Russia doesn’t intend to reverse the digital currency payments ban, let alone make it legal tender.
The state-owned Sber recently rebranded from Sberbank to become a leader in technology and financial technologies, rather than solely in banking.
The man stole his friend’s block reward mining rig in February but was unable to use it due to lack of knowledge; he got three years of suspended sentence.
Seagal promoted the ICO of Bitcoiin2Gen without disclosing he was getting $1 million for his troubles. The actor agreed to pay $330,000 in fines but relocated to Russia.
Moscow police arrested Kirill Doronin on charges of allegedly defrauding $100 million from his investors, although some reports purport the figure could be over $1 billion.
The Bank of Russia recently sent a letter to stock exchanges urging them to stay away from companies that deal in digital currency-related services to protect investors.
Prosecutors are preparing to enforce powers which could see them taking control of digital currency found to have been obtained illegally or in connection with crime.
Da Vinci Capital filed the lawsuit against instant messaging company Telegram, claiming to have lost over $70 million in the project.