19-year-old Ukrainian politician reports crypto holdings of $24M in Monero

Ukrainian government officials are investing in cryptocurrency. A newly appointed official in Ukraine has officially declared his cryptocurrency holdings including a significant amount of privacy-focused cryptocurrency Monero (XMR). Rostyslav Solod, a 19-year-old deputy of the Kramatorsk regional department and the son of Ukrainian politicians Natalia Korolevska and Yuriy Solod, reported holdings of 185,000 XMR, worth […]

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Ukrainian government sponsors educational web show about cryptocurrencies

The course teaches citizens the basic concepts and ideals of cryptocurrencies. The Ukrainian Ministry of Digital Transformation released a web series to educate citizens about cryptocurrencies, blockchain and Bitcoin (BTC). The show premiered on Wednesday and was developed in collaboration with Binance, Hacken and Crystal Blockchain as part of the Ukrainian government’s “Diia.Digital Education” program. […]

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Blockchain-based agri-commodity trading to tap world’s largest wheat market

Blockchain will streamline trade from Europe’s grain belt. Following two years of pilot testing, a blockchain trade and financing platform for global agricultural trading has seen its commercial rollout from Swiss developer Cerealia SA. The launch follows extensive prelaunch trial implementation with firms from Algeria, Brazil, Dubai, Japan and Ukraine. In November 2018, Cointelegraph reported […]

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European central bank execs are wrong — Intentionally or unknowingly?

Banking will not become decentralized, but with blockchain, it will become accountable for both banks and clients. Recently, European central bank executives — Thomas Moser from Swiss National Bank and Martin Diehl from Deutsche Bundesbank — stated that central bank digital currencies don’t need a blockchain. They expressed their opinions by saying that blockchains — […]

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Eastern Europe’s sixth-largest crypto service is a darknet market

A new report from Chainalysis has found that Eastern Europe is responsible for more darknet activity and ransomware volume than any other region. Blockchain forensics firm Chainalysis has found that darknet markets exert a disproportionate presence in Eastern Europe’s crypto sector. In an excerpt from Chainalysis’ 2020 Geography of Cryptocurrency Report, the firm asserts that […]

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