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2 Russian Nationals Charged With Mining Crypto on State Computers

"In Russia, there have been two cases recently when people were brought to criminal responsibility for getting access to computers [of state organizations] and using them to mine cryptocurrencies," TASS quotes Nikolay Murashov, deputy director of the National Coordination Center for Computer Incidents, as saying during a press conference. Source

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Russian Popular Darknet Marketplace Hydra to Raise Capital via ICO

Hydra, Russia’s world famous darknet marketplace, has set itself a target of raising $146 million through initial coin offering (ICO) in a bid to expand its reach globally.Hydra released an investment memorandum on its darknet website where it revealed its plans for raising money for a global expansion. According to

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Binance Crypto Exchange Adds Four Trading Pairs for Russian Ruble

Major cryptocurrency exchange Binance listed four Russian ruble trading pairs, according to an announcement on Dec. 2.The first trading pairs featuring the ruble include Binance Coin (BNB), Bitcoin (BTC), Ether (ETH) and XRP. Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao commented on the development in a tweet sent the same day.Binance’s addition

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Investigation Suggests Russian Involvement in Crypto Exchange Theft of $450M in Bitcoin

A BBC investigation has revealed a potential link between Russia’s Federal Security Bureau (FSB) and the recent shutdown of the cryptocurrency exchange WEX.Alexei Bilyuchenko, who confessed to be the tech administrator of the infamous BTC-e crypto exchange and later co-founder of WEX, claimed that he had been engaged by the

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New Files Allegedly Connect $450M in Lost Bitcoin to Russian Intelligence

$450 million worth of lost cryptocurrency from the now-defunct cryptocurrency exchange WEX may have been transferred to a fund belonging to Russian intelligence agency the Federal Security Bureau (FSB), according to an investigation by the BBC’s Russian Service published on Nov. 15.The BBC’s recent investigation into the BTC-e crypto

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