Wednesday, June 12, 2024
Despite a regulatory crackdown on cryptocurrency in China, companies that produce and sell Bitcoin mining equipment have had success with foreign customers, mostly coming from Russia and India, The South China Morning Post reports. For three days, “Alex”, a 38-year-old businessman from Russia, combed central Shenzhen looking for China’s...
The much-anticipated draft law on cryptocurrency regulation, currently in Russian Parliament procedure, has been met with criticism by one of the presidential candidates trying to dethrone President Vladimir Putin, CNN reports. Boris Titov, who serves as Russia’s Business Ombudsman, says the proposed regulation for cryptocurrencies is too strict. Titov made...
Russia reportedly aims to become the first country to utilize space tourism as a legitimate, regular business venture, by offering spacewalks around the International Space Station (ISS). According to an official from the country's space industry, the plan will rely on a new module that could transport up to six...
A Russian gaming company has seen its worth increase threefold to about $500 million since moving to Dublin in 2012, despite financial and regulatory challenges related to EU and U.S. sanctions on Russian companies. KamaGames, a company which focuses on social casino games, moved its headquarters to Dublin is part...
Swiss tax free shopping company Global Blue has partnered with Russian entrepreneur and philanthropist Ruben Vardanyan to become the first major tax free shopping provider in Russia, ARKA news agency reports. The news comes as the Russian Government approves tax free shopping ‘to cement Russia’s position as an international shopping...
A draft law introducing the CryptoRuble, a Russian digital currency, was submitted to the Russian Parliament last week by Communist Party MP Rizvan Lurbanov, Bitcoin.com reported. The document’s explanatory note read “the amendments proposed by the draft law… codify the digital financial asset as a legal means of payment on...
Automated Twitter accounts from Russia retweeted Donald Trump’s @realDonaldTrump posts 470,000 times, accounting for just more than 4% of the re-tweets he received from September 1 to November 15, 2016, the company said in documents posted Friday by the Senate Judiciary Committee. Hillary Clinton's account got less than 50,000 retweets...
Hackers from the Dutch secret service AIVD have given the FBI ‘crucial’ information about Russian efforts to interfere with the U.S. elections, according to an investigation by the Dutch newspaper Volkskrant. The paper claims that AIVD experts were able to monitor the work of a Russian hackers group named as...
In response to another round of questions from the Senate Intelligence Committee,  Facebook Inc. said on Thursday it has detected “only what appears to be insignificant overlap” between the targeting of ads and content promoted by a pro-Kremlin Russia group and by the presidential campaign of Donald Trump, Bloomberg reports. Also...
Senior U.S. congressional Democrats urged social media companies on Tuesday to investigate reported actions by automated Russia-linked accounts, in connection with a Republican memorandum that was said to be critical of special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe of President Donald Trump’s ties with Russia, Quartz reported. Senator Dianne Feinstein, a senior member...