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Putin: Russia Should Explore Blockchain to Avoid Finance ‘Limitations’

| Anna Baydakova

Russian president Vladimir Putin is still skeptical about cryptocurrencies, he said Thursday.

Russian Institutions to Trial Central Bank ICO Platform

| Wolfie Zhao

Two financial institutions are set to test a regulatory platform set up by the Bank of Russia that aims to make ICOs more transparent and secure.

Report: Russia’s Gazprombank to Test Cryptocurrency Service

| Nikhilesh De

Russia's state-owned Gazprombank is reportedly looking into facilitating cryptocurrency transactions through a Swiss subsidiary.

Russia Eyes Summer Deadline for New Cryptocurrency Laws

| Wolfie Zhao

Russia is reportedly hoping to pass long-discussed new cryptocurrency legislation by July 1, a report suggests.

Putin: Crypto Oversight Legislation Will Be Needed

| Nikhilesh De

Russian president Vladimir Putin believes that legislation laying out rules for the country’s cryptocurrency sector will be needed in the future.

Bitcoin ATM Installations Draw Warning from Russian Prosecutors

| Stan Higgins

Prosecutors in the Russian state of Tatarstan have issued a warning to a local businessman about two bitcoin ATMs.

Russia’s Central Bank Backs Move to Block Bitcoin Websites

| Rachel Rose O'Leary

An official from Russia's central bank has said his institution will back efforts to block access to websites selling cryptocurrencies in the country.

Russia’s Deputy PM: Blockchain Could See ‘Broad Use in State Administration’

| Rachel Rose O'Leary

Russia's deputy prime minister has spoken about the government's possible use of blockchain for state services.

Russia Likely to Ban Bitcoin Payments, Deputy Finance Minister Says

| Stan Higgins

Russia's cryptocurrency bill is expected to be completed by October, according to a senior government official.

Russian Finance Minister: ‘No Point in Prohibiting’ Cryptocurrencies

| Nikhilesh De

Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said his department will regulate the use of cryptocurrencies in the country by the end of 2017.