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Record-Breaking Coincheck Hack Perpetrated by Virus Tied to Russian Hackers

The personal computers of employees at hacked Japanese crypto exchange Coincheck have allegedly been found to have been infected by a virus associated with a hacker group of Russian origin. The allegation was reported by Cointelegraph Japan on June 16.As Cointelegraph has reported, in January 2018, Coincheck suffered an

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Russian Authorities Sign MoU With Maersk to Officially Launch TradeLens in Russia

Russian authorities have signed an agreement with Danish logistics giant Maersk to officially launch blockchain shipping platform TradeLens, according to a press release on June 6.As a part of the agreement, the port at Russia’s second-biggest city, St. Petersburg, will pilot the blockchain-powered logistics tool co-developed by Maersk’s tech

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Russian Parliament Considers Imposing Fines on Crypto Mining by End of June

Russia’s parliament, the State Duma, is considering imposing administrative responsibility for the mining of cryptocurrencies, local news outlet TASS reported on June 7.In an interview with TASS, Anatoly Aksakov, the chairman of the State Duma Committee on the Financial Market, said that the government may introduce administrative responsibility for

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Russian Region Yugra to Launch Blockchain-Enabled Tourism Platform

The Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug – Yugra,  a federal subject of Russia, will launch a blockchain-enabled tourism platform, major state-owned media outlet Tass reported on June 7.Per the report, during the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum this week, the general director of the region’s development fund, Roman Genkel, signed an

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Russian State Tests Blockchain-Based Application for Public Administration

The Russian state of Nizhny Novgorod is testing the use of the blockchain-based application “City N” for public administration tasks, according to a report by ForkLog on May 28.State residents will reportedly be able to file their taxes on the blockchain-based Vostok platform using the City N application. Other

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Russian State-Owned Holding Giant Proposes to Apply DLT in All Gov’t Data Systems

Russian state-owned holding conglomerate Rostec proposed a roadmap on applying blockchain in all the governmental data systems, local financial newspaper Kommersant reports on May 24.An institution under Rostec has reportedly developed a blockchain roadmap worth up to 85 billion rubles ($1.3 billion) that claims to provide an economic impact

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Senior Official in Russian Parliament Says That Cryptos Can Ruin Governments

A senior official in Russia's parliament, the State Duma, has argued that cryptocurrencies have the potential to ruin governments, Russian financial media agency Rambler reported on May 20.Nikolai Arefiev, a member of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation and vice-chairman of the Duma’s committee on economic policy, innovative

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