Russia’s Sberbank to Allow Users to Issue NFTs on Its Blockchain Platform

Russia’s Sberbank to Allow Users to Issue NFTs on Its Blockchain Platform

Recognizing existing demand for non-fungible tokens, or NFTs, one of the largest banks in Russia, Sberbank, now intends to allow users to issue them on its blockchain platform. The financial institution also plans to cooperate with art sites and galleries across the country. Sberbank to Give Clients Opportunity to Mint NFTs An option providing users […]

Moscow Exchange Prepares to List Digital Financial Assets by Year End

Moscow Exchange Prepares to List Digital Financial Assets by Year End

Russia’s largest market for equities, bonds, and derivatives, the Moscow Exchange, intends to launch a product based on digital financial assets by the end of the year, an executive has revealed. The trading platform is already working with a partner to organize the placement of digital tokens. Russia’s Top Exchange to Facilitate Trading of Financial […]

Digital Token Issued In Russia to Facilitate Investments in Palladium

Digital Token Issued In Russia to Facilitate Investments in Palladium

Transactions with digital assets backed by precious metals are beginning in Russia with the launch of a token for palladium. The rare metal, which is used in jewelry and has some high-tech applications, is not a publicly available asset in the Russian Federation. Atomyze and Rosbank Issue Digital Token for Palladium The Russian […]

Putin Signs Law Prohibiting Payments With Digital Assets in Russia

Putin Signs Law Prohibiting Payments With Digital Assets in Russia

President Vladimir Putin of Russia has signed into law a bill banning payments with digital financial assets. The legislation obliges exchange operators to refuse to process transactions facilitating the use of DFAs, a legal category currently covering cryptocurrencies, as “monetary surrogates.” President Putin Approves Legislation Banning Digital Asset Payments in Russian Federation Russian President Vladimir […]

Russian State Duma Adopts Law Banning Payments With Digital Financial Assets

Russian State Duma Adopts Law Banning Payments With Digital Financial Assets

The lower house of Russian parliament has adopted a law prohibiting the use of digital financial assets in payments. To implement the restriction, exchange operators have been obliged to reject transactions which make it possible to employ these assets as a means of payment. Russian Parliament Approves Legislation Preventing Digital Financial Asset Payments The majority […]

Bill Imposing Fines for Illegal Issuance and Exchange of Digital Assets Proposed in Russia

Bill Imposing Fines for Illegal Issuance and Exchange of Digital Assets Proposed in Russia

A bill introducing financial penalties for those who illegally issue or exchange digital financial assets has been filed in the Russian parliament. The legislation has been submitted by the sponsor of another draft law banning their use as a means of payment. New Bill Targets Russian Platforms Issuing and Trading Digital Currencies Outside Law Persons […]

Russia to Trial Digital Ruble Settlements for Real Estate Deals

Russia to Trial Digital Ruble Settlements for Real Estate Deals

The Central Bank of Russia and participating commercial banks want to test various types of payments with the digital ruble, the Russian press reported. The plan is to experiment with smart contracts and transactions related to real estate and crypto asset purchases. Bank of Russia to Launch Smart Contracts on Digital Ruble Platform Russia’s central […]

Sberbank to Conduct First Digital Asset Transaction on Own Platform

Sberbank to Conduct First Digital Asset Transaction on Own Platform

Russia’s largest bank, Sberbank, is going to carry out the first transfer of digital assets on its own dedicated platform within a month, a top executive revealed this week. The announcement comes after earlier this year, the bank was authorized to issue digital financial assets. Sberbank Prepares for Deal With Digital Financial Assets on Proprietary […]