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Rogue Employee Mined 500K Bitcoins in 2011, Qiwi CEO Says

| Anna Baydakova

An employee at Qiwi reportedly mined roughly 500,000 bitcoins in 2011 by hijacking the company's payment terminals, CEO Sergey Solonin said Wednesday.

Russian Firm Will Reward Staff With Crypto Tokens Tied to Profits

| Anna Baydakova

The blockchain subsidiary of the Russian e-payments firm Qiwi plans to incentivize staff by giving them tokens tied to the firm's net profits.

Execs at Payments Giant Qiwi Launch Crypto Investment Bank

| Anna Baydakova

Senior staff at a Qiwi subsidiary are launching a crypto investment bank to advise ICO investors and help companies tokenize their assets.

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Russian Payments Giant Qiwi Acquires Blockchain Startup

| Stan Higgins

Russian payments firm Qiwi has reportedly acquired a blockchain startup as part of its plan to offer services integrating the technology.

Russian Payments Firm Qiwi Launches Blockchain Subsidiary

| Garrett Keirns

Russian payment firm Qiwi Group has created a new subsidiary that will focus on blockchain development and consulting.

Qiwi’s CEO Will Head Up Russia’s Distributed Ledger Efforts

| Pete Rizzo

A Russian fintech association tasked in part with exploring distributed ledgers has appointed a CEO.

Russia’s Central Bank Adds Blockchain-Friendly Firm to FinTech Working Group

| Stan Higgins

Russia’s central bank is continuing to grow its blockchain footprint.

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Russian Payments Firm QIWI Joins R3 Blockchain Consortium

| Stan Higgins

Russian payments firm QIWI has joined the R3 blockchain consortium.

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Payments Firm Qiwi Could Transition to Blockchain By 2021

| Pete Rizzo

Russian payments firm Qiwi now estimates it could upgrade its core database to a distributed ledger-based system by 2021.

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Russian Finance Firms Form Blockchain Consortium

| Stan Higgins

A group of Russian banks and financial services companies has formed a private-sector consortium focused on blockchain applications.