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Russians Can Use Qiwi, Sberbank, Yandex Money and Now Binance P2P Exchange to Buy Bitcoin With Rubles

</header> <strong>A growing number of platforms allow Russian residents to purchase cryptocurrencies with local fiat money. Established cryptocurrency exchanges are not the most trouble-free option, however, as they often require extensive registration and rarely support popular payment methods in the region, unlike small online exchangers and peer-to-peer platforms. </strong> Also read: Russia’s New Prime Minister …

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Russian hacker behind an elite crime forum pleads guilty to multiple charges

Sponsored Links dusanpetkovic via Getty Images Last week, a well-connected Russian cybercrime boss, Aleksei Burkov, pleaded guilty to running an online criminal marketplace and a site that sold stolen credit and debit card data. What’s even more intriguing, than the $20 million in fraudulent purchases that Burkov’s site facilitated and the exclusive cybercrime ring he …

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Direct Democracy Party to Solve Issues With Crypto Rights in Russia

</header> <strong>A new political force is being born in Russia out of the country’s tech business circles. The idea has been conceived by representatives of the country’s growing digital economy sector who want to embark on finding solutions to numerous issues that concern the crypto space. </strong> Also read: Eastern Europe Sees More Fiat Options …

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Russian Opposition Leader Navalny Raises $700,000 in Crypto Donations

</header> <strong>Alexei Navalny, Russia’s leading critic of the current Kremlin administration, has attracted a serious amount of cryptocurrency in the form of anonymous donations for his corruption-combatting NGO. The digital coins collected since the beginning of this year have amounted to well over $700,000 at current prices. </strong> Also read: Russian Tax Authority Registers Crypto …

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VPN Providers Defy Order to Connect to Russia’s Internet Censor

</header> <strong>Russian regulators have once again moved to expand oversight of the online space in an attempt to ensure compliance with various restrictions Moscow is trying to impose. But as in other cases, their efforts have been met with resistance. Over a dozen VPN platforms, popular among crypto enthusiasts and other privacy-conscious users, have refused …

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Russian Prosecutors Fail to Block Crypto Website

</header> <strong>A court case in Russia has signaled a change in the attitude authorities have towards the cryptocurrency space, at least on first glance. An online portal helping traders find the best exchange options for their digital assets will be allowed to restore normal operations. That’s after prosecutors gave up their efforts to block the …

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US Sanctions Moscow’s Evrofinance Bank Over Involvement With Petro

<strong>The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has imposed sanctions on Moscow-based Evrofinance Mosnarbank. The Russian bank was allegedly involved in Venezuela’s attempts to bypass financial sanctions using the petro.</strong> Also Read: In the Daily: Exchange to List STOs, Crypto Tax Tool for Accountants, Coinbase Updates US Sanctions Evrofinance The …

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P2P Markets: Russian Localbitcoins Trade Outpaces Venezuela

</header> <strong>During the week of March 2, roughly 14,365 BTC changed hands via peer-to-peer (P2P) exchange Localbitcoins, equating to approximately $51.51 million worth of trade. Of that, 3,593 was BTC traded via the Russian markets, 83 percent more volume than was produced by Localbitcoins’ second-largest market, Venezuela.</strong> Also Read: Turkish Real Estate Agency Sells 9 …

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1.3 Million Leaked Transactions Link Major Banks to $8.8 Billion Money Laundering Scheme

<header class=”article__header”> </header> <strong>A new set of reports by the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project, compiled from over 1.3 million leaked transactions from 238,000 companies, have linked many major banks to a scheme to channel billions of dollars out of Russia. The Troika Laundromat is unique in that “it was created by a prestigious …

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Putin’s Order: Russia to Adopt Crypto Regulation by July

<header class=”article__header”> </header> <strong>Russia’s President Vladimir Putin has instructed his country’s government to adopt federal laws relating to cryptocurrency by July this year. Russia has earlier broadened the definition of “digital financial assets” to include cryptocurrencies. Putin’s latest order resembles one he made regarding crypto regulation last year.</strong> Also read: SEC Chair Explains Key Upgrades …

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