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Russia is Considering Relaxed Rules for Cryptocurrency Adopters

Russia is Considering Relaxed Rules for Cryptocurrency AdoptersRussia’s plan to regulate cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings lead to the first draft of the federal law “On Digital Financial Assets”. According to translated documents, the law stated: This federal law regulates the relations arising in the creation, issuance, storage and circulation of digital financial assets, as… Read More »

With All Eyes on China, Singapore Makes Its Own Arctic Moves

With All Eyes on China, Singapore Makes Its Own Arctic MovesWith the world’s attention diverted by China’s intentions in the Arctic, Singapore is flying under the radar. But the tiny Asian nation is also pursuing its own interests in the Arctic. The vantage point from the Chinese icebreaker Xue Long in the Arctic in 2010.… Read More »

Putin Orders Daily Ceasefire in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta: Agencies

Putin Orders Daily Ceasefire in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta: AgenciesRussian President Vladimir Putin has ordered a daily five-hour truce and the creation of a “humanitarian corridor” to allow civilians to leave the rebel-held Syrian enclave of eastern Ghouta. The damaged cars and buildings are seen in the besieged town of Douma, Eastern Ghouta, Damascus, Syria February… Read More »

Meet the New ‘Renewable Superpowers’: Nations That Boss the Materials Used for Wind and Solar

Meet the New ‘Renewable Superpowers’: Nations That Boss the Materials Used for Wind and SolarThe fossil fuel era won’t last forever. And a new set of countries will find their reserves of lithium, copper and rare earth metals are in high demand. Credit: Blue Planet Studio/Shutterstock Imagine a world where every country has not only… Read More »

Russian Engineers Caught Using State Supercomputer to Mine Bitcoin

The post Russian Engineers Caught Using State Supercomputer to Mine Bitcoin appeared first on CCN Employees of the Russian Nuclear Center in Sarov have been caught using the facility’s supercomputer to mine Bitcoin. The two engineers managed to connect the offline machine to the internet, applying its’ vast computational power to the Bitcoin network. However,… Read More »

Russian Firm Launches Bitcoin Anxiety Hotline as Correction Leaves Investors Nervous

The post Russian Firm Launches Bitcoin Anxiety Hotline as Correction Leaves Investors Nervous appeared first on CCN A Russian company has launched a “Bitcoin anxiety hotline” targeted at cryptocurrency investors who find themselves struggling to stomach the market’s recent downward trajectory. The Moscow-based Blockchain Fund established the service and began answering calls from distraught investors… Read More »

Belarus Legalizes Cryptocurrency Payments & Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs)

The post Belarus Legalizes Cryptocurrency Payments & Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) appeared first on CCN Belarus, a country wedged between Russia and the European Union, recently legalized cryptocurrencies and Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs), in a move that’s set to drive private sector growth and attract foreign investors to the country, a former communist republic that’s… Read More »