Thursday, December 12, 2019
The biggest palladium and refined nickel producer in the world, Russia’s Norilsk Nickel (Nornickel), has started testing a platform for digital metal tokens that may eventually account for a fifth of its sales, Bloomberg reports. “Clients, including Trafigura Group, Traxys and Umicore, have been involved in the tests,” said the...
Two Russian nationals are wanted by the FBI for widespread malware attacks that robbed dozens of entities nationwide of $70 million, Business Insider reports. Maksim Yakubets and Igor Turashev are accused of being members of a long-running conspiracy to employ widespread computer intrusions, malicious software, and fraud to steal millions...
One of the domains of U.S.-based stock photography provider Shutterstock over content it said constituted an insult to state symbols, Reuters reported on Tuesday. According to Russia’s communications watchdog Roskomnadzor, one of the firm’s domains had been blocked in the country after the Attorney General decided so on Nov. 13. On Tuesday...
President Vladimir Putin has signed into law a bill demanding Russian-made software to be pre-installed on any electronic device sold in the country, RIA Novosti reports. Big tech companies operating in Russia have opposed the legislation and petitioned the Kremlin against it, arguing it would harm consumers and possibly force...
FaceApp, the Russian-made mobile application that went viral this year, is a potential national security threat to the U.S., the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has said, according to BBC News. The app, which takes photos and adds effects that can make people look older or add a smile to...
Russian telecommunications firm Rostelecom has launched its core regional data centre facility in Ekaterinburg, Russia, Kommersant reported. The company said that the data centre will also support its ‘Information Infrastructure’ federal project as part of the government’s national projects on Digital Economy. By 2024, the company plans to launch core data...
The Russian franchise of the Singapore-based crypto exchange Huobi has launched Russian ruble deposits and will soon have its own token listing service, Bitcoin Exchange Guide reports. Starting Thursday, users of Huobi Russia have an option to deposit Russian rubles on their balances via bank transfers, the exchange announced Thursday at...
A major industry body of the biggest technology companies operating in Russia has written a letter to Russian President Vladimir Putin over a controversial new law demanding pre-installed Russian software on smartphones, Vedomosti reports. The body, which includes giants Google, Apple and Samsung, says the new law will force major...
Online gambling operator Marathonbet has entered into a new partnership with Spanish La Liga football club Real Madrid, with a focus on promoting its brand in the Russian market, Sport Business reports. Under the agreement, Marathonbet will serve as an official partner of the club in Russia. The operator will benefit...
The biggest bank in Russia, state-run Sberbank, has made yet another foray into technology and added driverless cars to its list of ventures, by teaming up with software company Cognitive Technologies, Reuters reported on Thursday. Sberbank and the AI transport developer have signed a legally binding document to create a new...