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Binance to terminate Russian ruble deposits next week

Cryptocurrency exchange Binance is progressing with its exit from Russia and is preparing to terminate local currency deposits next week.Binance will stop accepting deposits in Russian rubles starting Nov. 15, 2023, the firm officially announced on Friday. Binance also advised users to withdraw RUB from the platform, as it expects

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U.S. Treasury sanctions a money launderer tied to Russian elites

OFAC targets Ekaterina Zhdanova for laundering over $100m via crypto, evading sanctions for Russian oligarchs and aiding ransomware affiliates. The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has announced sanctions against Ekaterina Zhdanova, a Russian national implicated in significant money laundering operations involving cryptocurrencies. Zhdanova is accused

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Russian bank begins tracking customer crypto activities

By tracking crypto transactions, the Russian government seemingly wants to make a regulatory field for state corporations to enter the market. A Russian bank has started tracking its customers’ activities in crypto as the government desires to form regulatory conditions for state corporations to enter. In an interview with Russia’s state newspaper,

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Russian telecoms giant MTS announces ads service targeting Telegram users

Russia’s largest telecommunications firm, MTS, claims it will launch an advertising service targeting Russian Telegram users, but the social messaging application denies it has any agreements in place.The company made the announcement on Oct. 17, outlining the launch of advertising services for clients targeting the audience of specific channels, categories,

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Oil Prices Surge 4% as US Tightens Sanctions on Russian Crude Exports

The US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced sanctions on Thursday targeting two tanker owners involved in shipping Russian oil that exceeded the established price cap.  In a recent development, oil prices saw a remarkable surge, rising by 4% earlier today, following the United States’ decision

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FTX’s stolen crypto funds linked to Russian cybercrime networks

Blockchain analytics firm Elliptic has released new findings that suggest a Russian-linked entity may be behind the high-profile hack of cryptocurrency exchange FTX. The revelation comes as part of an ongoing investigation into the theft of a staggering $477 million in various cryptocurrencies from the exchange. Funds moved during SBF’s court appearance Elliptic’s

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Russian Cybercriminals May Have Been Behind Hack of SBF’s FTX, On-Chain Research Indicates

“Of the 4,536 Bitcoins converted from ether at RenBridge, 2,849 BTC was sent through mixers, predominantly a service called ChipMixer,” Ellipic said. “Tracing these assets becomes more challenging, however at least $4 million was transferred to exchanges, where it may have been cashed out.” Source

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