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Telegram founder and CEO, Pavel Durov, has announced that he recently started issuing bitcoin grants to individuals and companies that ran socks5 proxies and VPNs, and that he plans to donate millions of dollars this year alone in order to fund such technologies which circumvent government bans on his Telegram messaging service. Following a ban...
Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase said on Monday that it has acquired Earn.com, makers of a paid email product that lets people earn bitcoin for replying to emails or completing surveys. Earn.com formerly operated as a bitcoin mining company under the name 21.co Last year it rebranded itself as a social network and is now regarded as...
The Russian government has prepared a memo on the law “On digital financial assets” that states the “exchange of cryptocurrencies for fiat money to the amount of 600,000 rubles (around $10,000) and more has to be subject to mandatory currency control,” Russian publication Izvestiya reports. Russian banks, however, have been monitoring such transactions as part...
Moscow court ordered Telegram messenger app to be blocked in Russia after failing to give the country’s Secret Service (FSB) decryption keys to access users’ messages. Telegram argues this would violate users’ privacy and that the codes constantly change. In its court filing, media regulator Roskomnadzor had said Telegram had failed to comply with its...
Piligrim XXI, an augmented reality (AR) startup designing the blockchain-based platform Arcona, which allows users to deposit virtual objects anywhere in the world, has obtained a patent for its new algorithms. This solution will facilitate the creation of a universal AR layer called Digital Land. Arcona launches its ICO on April 15. The patented algorithms...
Seattle-based cryptocurrency exchange Bittrex announced the resumption of customer user registrations and the launch of its enhanced website. The. Wait. Is. Over. New users can once again register on the @BittrexExchange. Want to sign up? Visit https://t.co/F7hqiiZplX and don’t forget to check out our enhanced website while you’re registering for a #Bittrex account. Learn more...
Gemini, the digital-asset exchange run by the Winklevoss twins, is introducing a service that will allow investors to make big trades outside of the firm’s order books. Due to go live at 9:30 a.m. New York time on April 12, the Gemini Block Trading service will electronically broadcast orders to participating market makers simultaneously, the...
India virtually banned cryptocurrencies like bitcoin with the Reserve Bank of India barring regulated entities from providing services to any individual or business dealing in digital currencies. The central bank has given three months to regulated entities like banks to unwind their positions with the entities related to cryptocurrencies, RBI Deputy Governor BP Kanungo said...
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Russia’s Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications (MinComSvyaz) has prepared guidelines for Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs). The document, however, has already become target for heavy criticism. According to local news outlet Kommersant, the document is currently in the public discussion stage. Some of its most notable points include: ICO organizers would be accredited for a...