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Belarus Bank to Offer Bitcoin Purchases, With Litecoin and Ether Coming Soon

Belarusbank, one of the largest credit institutions in Belarus, has partnered with OTC broker White Bird to offer a bitcoin buying service, according to an announcement Monday. For now, purchases will be available via bank cards issued in Belarus and Russia (the two countries’ financial systems are well connected). But

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Belarus News Media Considers Decentralized Tech to Push Back Internet Censorship

Amid the ongoing political unrest and frequent internet shutdown or censorship, the local media outlets in Belarus are using decentralized technology to connect with peers outside. Solutions like NewNode, VPNs, and other proxies have surged in popularity.The political unrest in Belarus continues to escalate after the latest controversial elections in

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Missing Wirecard Exec Found in Belarus; Russia’s FSB Involvement Suspected

Jan Marsalek, the former chief operations officer of Wirecard who went missing after his supposed trip to the Philippines last month to chase the missing 2 billion Euro in the company’s books, has been located in Belarus.  Marsalek reportedly entered the Philippines via Manila before flying to Cebu City and then

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Belarus Wants Authorization to Seize Crypto from Criminals

Amid countries increasingly auctioning Bitcoin (BTC) seized in law enforcement actions, some jurisdictions are fighting for authorization to confiscate crypto.A state authority in Belarus wants lawmakers to authorize them to seize cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin from criminals. The Investigative Committee of the Republic of Belarus, a centralized system of state

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Belarus General Prosecutor Warns About Cryptocurrency’s Use in Tax Evasion

Belarus’ general prosecutor has raised concerns about the role cryptocurrency could be playing in tax evasion, local daily news outlet TUT.by reported on June 4.Speaking as Belarus hosted the International Prosecutors Association’s regional conference, Aleksandr Konyuk said the time had come for all attendants’ authorities to study cryptocurrency use.Belarus

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Platform Launched in Belarus to Allow Users Buy Traditional Assets with Bitcoin

VP Capital and Larnabel Ventures, two information technology-focused venture firms in crypto-friendly Belarus have launched a platform that makes it possible for users to buy tokenized traditional assets such as gold, oil, shares of companies and more, using bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, reported Reuters on January 15, 2019.   Belarusians Now Buying

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Belarus Launches Trading Platform Enabling Customers to Buy Tokenized Securities

Belarus has launched a trading platform that enables customers to buy tokenized versions of shares, gold and other traditional assets, Reuters reported Jan. 15.The project is reportedly backed by two companies, Larnabel Ventures and VP Capital. According to Reuters, the government of Belarus has not yet commented on the launch

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