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Soldier, chef & crypto ambassador: Hollywood ace Seagal to front new digital currency

Goateed Hollywood hardman Steven Seagal has joined the cryptocurrency revolution after agreeing to become the face of a new digital coin. Seagal, who famously played special forces soldier-turned chef Casey Ryback in both ‘Under Siege’ and ‘Under Siege 2: Dark Territory’, is to become the worldwide brand ambassador for Bitcoiin2Gen, a new cryptocurrency styling itself […]

Russian Prime Minister is for blockchain implementation in country

Gazprom is a Russian gas industry company which produces natural gas from scratch and sells it. Most of the company is owned by the Government of Russia. Recently the company had announced its own blockchain network. Since the government owns most of the company the prime minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev gave his approval to […]

Russia’s central bank begins testing of stablecoins READ

The governor of Russia’s central bank, Elvira Nabiullina, revealed that she’s letting companies test stablecoins. The governor who overtime has shown skepticism about crypto and said would violate the financial sovereignty of central banks, said regulations are in place. Alongside testing stablecoins, the Russian reserve bank aims to continue testing and exploring the possibility of […]

China and Russia begin testing cryptocurrency

A lot has happened last week on the crypto market. Here is a summary of the main events: Bank of China announced that it is ready to test the digital yuan, the developer of Ethereum named the date of the next hard fork cryptocurrency, the Bank of Russia has begun tests of their own cryptocurrency, […]

South Korea joins race to issue a digital currency

The country joins the likes of Japan, Russia, Iran and China actively exploring a new type of money. South Korea is setting up a task force to research the possibility of launching a state-backed digital currency, reports the Korea Times. The country joins the likes of Japan, Russia, Iran, China, and others actively taking steps […]

Will bitcoin save the world from ‘highly aggressive weaponized US-dollar Empire’? Keiser Report explores

US Сongressman Brad Sherman has warned that bitcoin is a threat to the US dollar and its status as “the sole reserve currency in the world.” He has previously urged Congress to consider banning all of cryptocurrencies. RT’s Keiser Report hosts discuss the issue, with Stacy Herbert reminding that de-dollarization is already happening. She points […]

9 start-ups sparking a digital revolution in St Petersburg

Renowned for being the cultural capital of Russia, St Petersburg is home to a promising and vibrant young tech scene. Established by Tsar Peter the Great in 1703, St Petersburg has borne a few different names. In its time, it has been known as Petrograd and Leningrad, and once again as St Petersburg. This elegant […]

Russia’s Largest Darknet Market Is Planning Its Own Initial Coin Offering

In a bold move Hydra, reportedly Russia’s largest darknet market, has revealed it’s planning its own initial coin offering (ICO) to fund a global expansion. According to an investment memorandum, first spotted by Russian news outlet Forklog, Hydra plans to raise $146 million through its ICO, which is set to start on December 16. Its tokens will be […]

Crypto Market Forecast

The crypto markets continued to grind downwards last week. Market benchmark BTC slid towards the $7000 price level to close the week 6% down. Meanwhile, prime brokerage firm Tagomi announced reduced fees for institutional crypto traders, and Russia’s biggest darknet marketplace announced a $146 million ICO. The crypto markets continued to pull back this week, […]

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