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VEB Vice-President compared bitcoin with “positive bacterium”
VEB Vice-President compared bitcoin with “positive bacterium”
2017-02-24
Nikita Smirnov, Vice-President of the Bank for Development and Foreign Economic Affairs (Vnesheconombank), has defined bitcoin as a “positive bacterium”, speaking at the business branch dedicated to blockchain. According to him, bitcoin can be called the new philosophic concept, RNS n...
Blockchain-based retail project launched in Russia
Blockchain-based retail project launched in Russia
2017-02-15
Sberbank’s subsidiary together with Mvideo retailer has developed a pilot project to implement blockchain in the supply process of household appliances and electronics within factoring agreements, reports Kommersant. The project should reduce costs in the supply chain and provide secure sto...
Russia tested blockchain for government procurement
Russia tested blockchain for government procurement
2017-02-09
Russia has accomplished the test of blockchain system for government procurement. Its MultiChain-based prototype is designed for accreditation of e-platform participants, cnews reports. Accodring to Vladimir Grigorenko, the head of IT service of e-platform for government, municipal and corporate ...
Blockchain-based ledger of investors might be created in Russia
Blockchain-based ledger of investors might be created in Russia
2017-01-31
State Duma of the RF was offered to use blockchain when creating a ledger of private investors. It is reported by “Izvestia”. The offer was made by the Federal Public-State Fund for the Protection of the Rights of Depositors and Shareholders. The purpose of the initiative is to protec...
Apartment sellers in Yekaterinburg to accept bitcoins
Apartment sellers in Yekaterinburg to accept bitcoins
2017-01-25
Sellers of two apartments in Yekaterinburg are ready to accept payment in bitcoins and even promise to abate the price. Such an advertisement was published (1 and 2) on the real estate portal E1.RU. Price is indicated in rubles, but it is mentioned that in case of making payment in the Bitcoin, ...
Blockchain & Bitcoin: what waits for us in 2017
Blockchain & Bitcoin: what waits for us in 2017
2016-12-29
Main trends of bitcoin and blockchain industry of the new year in a 1.5 minute video. Distrust in central regulators will facilitate the development of cryptocurrencies and blockchain services. People are too unreliable for unbiased and faultless registering of valuable data. Blockchain servic...
Blockchain campus to be opened in the Netherlands
Blockchain campus to be opened in the Netherlands
2016-07-06
According to de Vlokskrant, the Dutch government has supported the idea of creating a blockchain campus, where financial and IT companies would be developing the block chain based apps. Project opening is scheduled for this September. It will be led by Willem Vermeend – the economist, ex...
The Moscow Exchange has become the first member of blockchain consortium from Russia
The Moscow Exchange has become the first member of blockchain consortium from Russia
2016-06-24
The Moscow Exchange – multifunctional trading platform, dealing with securities, currencies and products – has become the first local company to join HyperLedger consortium. It is reported by the press service of the Exchange. HyperLedger represents a group of companies specializing i...
Bitfinex exchange glitch dramatically reduced Bitcoin price
Bitfinex exchange glitch dramatically reduced Bitcoin price
2016-06-22
Bitfinex Bitcoin exchange glitch happened on June 21 dramatically reduced Bitcoin price. Having lost 8% of the cost, the price fell to 661 dollars (as of June 22, 2016). "We are working on this issue" Bitfinex explained that this glitch was caused by “infrastructure issues&rdqu...
Microsoft wants to upgrade Azure Blockchain
Microsoft wants to upgrade Azure Blockchain
2016-06-17
Microsoft is planning to improve the cloud service Azure Blockchain as a Service within the framework of Bletchley project. The service started to work in the autumn of last year, following which the company began to gather customer feedback and suggestions.      According...