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Bitriver to Sell Tokens Backed by 100 Megawatts of Low-Carbon Siberian Mining Power

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>On April 12, the international provider of colocation services for low-carbon cryptocurrency mining Bitriver announced it is launching a pre-sale of tokens backed by 100 megawatts (MW) of mining power in Siberia. The ERC20 tokens called “bitriver token (BTR)” will represent a single watt-hour (Wh) of Bitriver’s power in Bratsk.</strong> A Low-Carbon …

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Russia cries “sabotage” after Slovakia questions quality of Sputnik vaccine

Enlarge / Former Slovak Prime Minister Igor Matovic wears a face mask as he gives a press statement at the International Airport in Kosice, Slovakia, on March 1, 2021, after an aircraft of the Slovak Army arrived from Moscow, carrying doses of the Sputnik V vaccine against Covid-19. Getty | Peter Lazar Russia has asked …

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Russia’s Twitter throttling may give censors never-before-seen capabilities

Enlarge / What’s happened to Russia’s flag? Sean Gladwell / Getty Images Russia has implemented a novel censorship method in an ongoing effort to silence Twitter. Instead of outright blocking the social media site, the country is using previously unseen techniques to slow traffic to a crawl and make the site all but unusable for …

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Russia’s money laundering watchdog monitoring crypto to ruble transactions

Russia’s Federal Financial Monitoring Service, or Rosfinmonitoring — the country’s Anti-Money Laundering body — is policing crypto to fiat transactions. The federal executive body responsible for AML oversight made this known while addressing the members of parliament on Tuesday, according to a report by Russian news agency Regnum. In a meeting with members of the …

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Apple bent its rules for Russia—and other countries will take note

Enlarge SOPA Images | Getty Images Beginning in April, new iPhones and other iOS devices sold in Russia will include an extra setup step. Alongside questions about language preference and whether to enable Siri, users will see a screen that prompts them to install a list of apps from Russian developers. It’s not just a …

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Putin Asks Russian Attorney General Office to Combat Illegal Cross-Border Crypto Transfers

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>The Russian President held a meeting with the attorney general’s office where cryptocurrencies came to the discussion table. Vladimir Putin raised red flags toward taking measures to prevent illegal activities on cross-border transfers with cryptos.</strong> Putin Calls Other Offices to Join the Fight Against the Usage of Cryptos for Illicit Purposes According …

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Belarus President Calls to Increase Regulation on Cryptocurrencies, Citing ‘China’s Experience’

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>The Belarusian president held a meeting over the week where he mentioned cryptocurrencies within the context of regulating the IT industry. Alexander Lukashenko hinted at tightening the regulatory framework to control crypto usage in Belarus.</strong> Lukashenko Seeks to Create a Unified Governmental Regulatory Body According to news agency Belta, Lukashenko met with …

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The Congolese Mountain of Gold: Surprise Discovery in Africa Shows Metal’s Scarcity Is Hard to Prove

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>A myriad of gold bugs like to compliment the yellow precious metal for its ostensible scarcity, as estimates say only 2,500 to 3,000 tons of new gold is produced annually. While new gold discoveries have seemingly slowed, investigative studies also show that in some areas, gold is being smuggled into the economy …

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Chinese hackers targeted SolarWinds customers in parallel with Russian op

Enlarge Getty Images By now, most people know that hackers tied to the Russian government compromised the SolarWinds software build system and used it to push a malicious update to some 18,000 of the company’s customers. On Monday, researchers published evidence that hackers from China also targeted SolarWinds customers in what security analysts have said …

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US plans ‘a mix of actions’ against Russia over SolarWinds cyberattack

The US is preparing to retaliate against Russia after determining the country was probably involved in the SolarWinds cyberattack. Without providing specifics, White House press secretary Jen Psaki confirmed to CNBC that the government will carry out “a mix of actions seen and unseen.” According to the New York Times, the US may start conducting …

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