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Telegram may launch its TON platform this autumn

17.10.18

Telegram may possibly launch the test version of the blockchain-based Telegram Open Network (TON) platform by the end of this autumn, as the recent official message on the matter reads. Last month, Telegram informed its subscribers that TON platform was 70% ready. The authenticity of the letter was validated by two investors in TON. The […]

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A new law on electronic government is being drafted in Russia

17.10.18

Russian Ministry of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media (Mincomsvyazi) announced it will revise the draft law on electronic government infrastructure that has been under development for five years already. The introduction of the electronic government is scheduled for 2024. Mincomsvyazi began drafting this law back in 2013. The document was supposed to bring amendments […]

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DEEX has launched a new bounty campaign

16.10.18

DEEX decentralized cryptocurrency exchange announced the launch of Bounty Campaign 2.0 – a new bounty program with a budget of $100 000. The exchange is going to pay its users for constructive social media posts. Anyone who wants to participate in the development of the project can take part in this campaign. The campaign will […]

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Roscomnadzor may fine Yandex for displaying links to RuTracker among search results

16.10.18

Association for the protection of copyright on the Internet (ISAPI) filed a complaint against Russian Internet services company Yandex with the Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology (Roscomnadzor) for displaying links to pirate content websites, namely, RuTracker and Librusek. The organization filed its complaint against Yandex on October 12, as Kommersant reports, citing […]

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Bitcoin price reached its month high of $6 900

15.10.18

The world’s largest cryptocurrency by market cap reached its one-month high touching $6 900 threshold. October 15 saw Bitcoin price surging by 11%. A sudden jump happened right after 5:00 UTC, BTC going up by $400 in a matter of 60 minutes. It then climbed as high as $6 960 by 6:45 UTC before dropping […]

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Bank of Russia is ready to adopt RegTech and SupTech to regulate the technology market

15.10.18

The Bank of Russia has formulated the approach to the cutting-edge technology market regulation. Market participants doubt the feasibility of the latter though, as reported by Kommersant outlet. According to the vice chairman of the Bank of Russia Vasily Pozdnyshev, Russian financial regulator is now preparing to publish a set of regulatory rules in the […]

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Pro Blockchain Media and ToonBox launch animated series about cryptocurrencies

15.10.18

In August 2018, production of the animated series Hamsters vs. Bulls was launched. Pro Blockchain Media together with ToonBox developed the concept and began work on the series. Hamsters Vs. Bulls, the ferocious new series that shines a light on the shady crevices of the Dark Web, virtual currency investing and good old greed. The […]

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U.S. regulators approved LTC trading on Gemini

13.10.18

Gemini, a cryptocurrency exchange owned by Winklevoss twins, announced yesterday that it will soon launch LTC trading following the recent approval from the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS). Starting from 13:30 today, the exchange’s clients will be able to commence trading litecoins alongside with BTC, ETH and zcash. LTC/USD, LTC/BTC, LTC/ETH and […]

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Vitalik Buterin: I never personally held more than ~0.9% of ETH

13.10.18

Co-founder of Ethereum Network Vitalik Buterin responded to criticism by New York University professor Nouriel Roubini. Nouriel Roubini who is known for predicting the world economic crisis of 2008-2011, accused Vitalik Buterin and another Ethereum co-founder Joe Lubin of mining 75% of ether supply before releasing the cryptocurrency for others to use: “They stole 75% […]

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Russia will cooperate with FATF in regulating crypto industry

13.10.18

Russian authorities will regulate the country’s crypto industry jointly with the Financial Action Task Force. As noted by the special representative on digital and technological development to Vladimir Putin Dmitry Peskov, in an interview with “Russia 24”, cryptocurrencies should be subject to collective regulation, as they were originally created to stand outside state borders and […]

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