Tuesday, 19.02.2019
After Russia’s telecommunications watchdog blocked Google IP addresses in an attempt to ban access to messaging service Telegram, Russian analysts say the worst-case scenario for Russia would be if Google decided to stop operating in the country. The Roskomnadzor agency blocked Telegram last week after the messaging service refused to...
From being one of the safest places in the world for pirates, Russia has become one of the frontrunners in the war against piracy, with the country’s telecom watchdog actively going after more than 6,000 pirate websites this year, Torrent Freak reports. VPNs are also being banned rampantly in the...
The Russian Ministry of Finance has proposed a new bill which would legalize cryptocurrency trading on approved exchange platforms, Finance Magnates reported, citing Russian media. The bill will reportedly be submitted for a vote to the federal Parliament in February, according to the reports. Russian Deputy Finance Minister Alexei Moiseev told reporters...
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...
The Russian government has once again suggested it is prepared to be cut off the global internet, with a presidential aide telling a local news network that it is "ready for anything." In an interview for RIA news agency, German Klimenko, Russian presidential aide on the internet, suggested that Western nations...
The recent collapse in prices for basic cryptocurrencies led to a decline in mining businesses in Russia, with this being noticeable in both the industrial and private sectors, Kommersant reports. At the same time, experts told the newspaper that cryptocurrency mining as a sector is declining due to the development...
The largest glass manufacturing plant in Siberia may soon start minting bitcoins, local media reported. The management of the Ekran factory in Novosibirsk announced plans to invest around $200,000 in a mining in the first phase of the project to utilize surplus electricity and make use of empty spaces. Ekran,...
American telecommunication software specialist Amdocs Ltd. has landed a "digital modernization" deal with Russia's VimpelCom, a subsidiary of Holland-based VEON which operates under the Beeline brand. Part of the deal is a multi-year managed services agreement, and through the upgrade, Beeline is promising its customers a "more personalized" experience. “The new IT-solution will upgrade...
Concerns over security and foreign political interference are driving Washington to impose growing restrictions on the operations of Russian and Chinese companies in the U.S., Nikkei reports. In the most prominent case of this practice, last September, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued an order directing all federal agencies...
MTS, Russia’s largest mobile phone operator, plans to increase its stake in online retailer Ozon through an acquisition of up to 1.7 billion rubles ($30 million) of newly issued shares, a company statement said on Wednesday. According to Reuters, MTS would initially acquire 1.15 billion rubles of Ozon shares, raising...