Putin: Russia Should Explore Blockchain to Avoid Finance ‘Limitations’
Russian president Vladimir Putin is still skeptical about cryptocurrencies, he said Thursday.
Putin's opponent received 3.7 bitcoin in the last week, tripling the amount raised in the first two weeks of 2021.
Russian civil servants must start reporting their crypto assets as the country's first crypto law comes into force in January.
Russia's President Putin says crypto use by "criminal elements" is increasing and law enforcement must monitor it more closely.
Moscow's government is giving voters the option of having their ballots recorded on a blockchain despite transparency concerns.
Vladimir Potanin, one of Russia's richest people, tells CoinDesk about his plans for a palladium-backed token and a tokenized commodities exchange.