Tuesday, 23.04.2019
Russia’s legal online betting industry could be in for a shakeup as legislators announced plans to abolish the self-regulatory organizations (SROs) that represent licensed bookmakers’ interests, KalvinAyre.com reports. This month, gambling affiliate Betting Business Russia reported that the Ministry of Economic Development was preparing legislation to abolish the country’s three SROs...
Russian free-to-air broadcaster Channel One has signed a deal with British television and digital media group Twofour to make local versions of formats What Would Your Kid Do? and Change Your Tune, Realscreen.com reports. The channel has ordered eight-episode series of each title, which are to air later this year. “To have one...
Russian engineering and construction company Telecor is building a new data and mining center in the town of Krasnokamensk near Russia’s borders with China and Mongolia, the company said in a statement. The facility, called Redstone and is currently under construction, “will become a new home for digital currency miners...
The world’s biggest diamond producer, Russia’s Alrosa, has decided to join forces with its main competitor, De Beers, in order to utilize the Dutch company’s blockchain platform called Tracr. The Russian giant will use the blockchain to track diamonds, Coin Telegraph reports. At the moment, Alrosa and De Beers supply...
Russia central bank will lead the project to create a blockchain-based registry that would include all the deposits from all banking institutions, Izvestya reported. The Bank of Russia plans to launch the single registry of all depositors, powered by blockchain technology next year in a project run by the monetary...
Russia’s Association of Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain (RACIB) has created a registry consisting of whitelisted companies that deal in cryptocurrency related products and services, Bitcoin News reports. The registry includes firms in areas like crypto mining, investment, marketing, and initial coin offerings (ICOs). The Association noted that since the beginning of...
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...
Twitter plans to notify individual users who were exposed to accounts run by Russians as part of their efforts to intervene in the 2016 election, the company said on Wednesday. Carlos Monje, Twitter’s director of public policy and philanthropy, told the Senate Commerce Committee during a hearing that his company...
The U.S. Coast Guard is “seriously underfunded” and lacks the heavy icebreaker fleet that Russia and possibly China might deploy to dominate polar sea lanes, Democratic Congressman from California John Garamendi told the U.S. state’s maritime executives, according to the American Journal of Transportation. The Coast Guard has only one...
Russia’s major nickel and palladium producer, Norilsk Nickel (Nornickel), may launch its own cryptocurrency backed by its metals next year, company CEO Vladimir Potanin said in an interview with Kommersant business daily. Nornickel’s cryptocurrency is going to be a stable coin, a type designed to minimize volatility, Potanin told the...