Mitch de Leon

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Russian Bank Vnesheconombank Exploring Blockchain Transparency with Roseltorg

Announcements, Blockchain, News | October 31, 2017 By:

The Russian government-owned bank Vnesheconombank (VEB) is currently in collaboration with e-procurement platform Roseltorg to come up with a transparent way to handle electronic transactions between businesses and government customers.

The new initiative would also seek to store and verify transactions, and could be in place before the year ends or by early 2018.


Russia Sets Two Government Agencies To Educate Citizens on Cryptocurrency

Announcements, Blockchain, News | October 31, 2017 By:

Two consumer agencies designed to educate citizens on the intricacies of cryptocurrency are reportedly set to be created in Vladivostok, Russia. The move follows Russian President Vladimir Putin’s recent mandate on cryptocurrency regulations, which are set to be finalized in July of 2018.

The new government agencies will be the Crypto-Advisory and Crypto-Detective agencies,


Blockchain Needs To Cover More Ground, Says Gates Foundation Rep

Blockchain, Event, Opinion | October 25, 2017 By:

Bitcoin and other blockchain technology does offer an innovative and modern way of aiding financial-related transactions, but is far from perfect, according to Gates Foundation Deputy Director for Financial Services Kosta Peric.

During a panel discussion at the Money 2020 conference, it was revealed that there are still who hold reservations about blockchain and are aware that more needs to be done for the technology to get the necessary backing and support.