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Global Crypto War Is Heating up – Iran Next in Line With Its Own...

Control of the U.S. dollar and the global financial system that depends on it gives the American government an incredibly powerful tool in shaping international affairs. As such, it is not surprising that its geopolitical rivals around the world will try to exploit the invention of cryptocurrency to..

Waves CEO Sells His Stake in Blockchain Spin-Off Vostok

News Founder of token issuance platform Waves has fully sold his stake in the firm’s blockchain spin-off Vostok to focus on the Waves Platform. Alexander Ivanov, CEO and founder of Waves, sold his stake in the Vostok, with global financial group GHP Group becoming the sole owner of the project, ac..

Russia Postpones Cryptocurrency Regulations till End of Year

Yet again, Russia has postponed the bill to regulate the cryptocurrency sector to a later date, further making the future of cryptocurrency uncertain. According to reports, the legislature pushed forward the bill, because members of the house were yet to agree on the state of the virtual currency in..

FDD Assesses Risks of Crypto Use by Countries Under US Sanctions

News The American Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) has assembled an assessment of current and future risks of cryptocurrency use by countries adversarial to the United States in a report published on July 11. In the report, the agency outlines possible future scenarios that would make b..

How 10 Countries Respond to Facebook’s Libra Cryptocurrency

A growing number of governments have responded to Facebook’s cryptocurrency plans including China, France, India, Japan, South Korea, Russia, Singapore, Thailand, the U.K., and the U.S. Several intergovernmental organizations have also weighed in such as the European Central Bank and the Bank of Int..

Russian Smelting Giant Nornickel to Launch Digital Trading Platform by End of 2019

News Russian mining and smelting giant Nornickel is planning to roll out a digital platform for metals trading by the end of 2019, local news outlet TASS reported on July 9. The vice-president of Nornickel, Andrey Bugrov told TASS that “the preparation process was quite lengthy, but nevertheless, ..

Report: Record-Breaking Coincheck Hack Perpetrated by Virus Tied to Russian Hackers

News The personal computers of employees at hacked Japanese crypto exchange Coincheck have allegedly been found to have been infected by a virus associated with a hacker group of Russian origin. The allegation was reported by Cointelegraph Japan on June 16. As Cointelegraph has reported, in Januar..

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