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Bank of Russia Discusses Conditions of Upcoming Stablecoin Regulation


The Bank of Russia has highlighted the conditions it will need to consider when regulating the use of stablecoins for Russian individuals and companies. The bank stated that before a regulation is enacted, a thorough study of these assets and a discussion with the relevant actors of the market...

Lithuania Fines Crypto Firm $10M for Russian Sanctions Violations


The Lithuanian Financial Crime Investigation Service (FNTT) has fined the crypto firm Payeer nearly 9.3 million euros ($10 million) for international sanctions violations and anti-money laundering (AML) breaches. Specifically, Payeer was fined 8.23 million euros for facilitating transactions...

Russian Central Bank Suggests Using Crypto to Counter Western Sanctions


Russia’s central bank has urged businesses to consider various payment solutions, including cryptocurrencies and digital assets, to manage transactions with foreign partners and counter Western sanctions. Bank of Russia Governor Elvira Nabiullina highlighted that the central bank has softened...

Iran to launch public CBDC pilot in June


Unlike other types of electronic money in Iran, the digital rial doesn’t require interbank settlement to transfer funds between the buyer and the seller

Venezuela Likely to Keep Using Crypto to Bypass New Set of US Sanctions


According to Venezuelan dissidents and cryptocurrency analysts, the government of Venezuela is likely to keep using crypto to bypass the returning sanctions on oil and gold activities. Even when Nicolas Maduro’s administration seems to have been affected by corruption cases involving crypto...

Moscow Exchange Stops Trading in Dollar and Euro Due to US Sanctions


On Wednesday, the Moscow Exchange (MOEX) announced new restrictions on its trading activities. The exchange revealed that, due to the enactment of U.S. sanctions against its platform, it would stop activity in all trading pairs involving the U.S. dollar and the euro. These measures came into effect...

US Treasury Expands Sanctions to Cripple Russian War Economy


The U.S. Treasury Department announced Wednesday that over 300 new sanctions have been issued to intensify pressure on Russia for its ongoing war against Ukraine. These measures, in alignment with G7 commitments, target entities and individuals globally to cripple Russia’s military-industrial base...

US Sanctions Lockbit Leader in Ransomware Crackdown


On May 7, the U.S. announced sanctions against Dmitry Yuryevich Khoroshev, a key figure in the Lockbit ransomware group. The U.S., alongside international allies including the UK and Australia, has taken coordinated measures to curb the activities of this prominent cybercriminal group. Khoroshev...

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