North Macedonia Says Bomb Threats Come From Russia, Crypto Used to Hide Origin

The government of North Macedonia believes that an ongoing wave of false bomb threats against public targets in the country is coming from Russia and Iran. The authorities in Skopje also say that payments related to the attacks have been made with cryptocurrency to conceal traces. Over 700 Facilities Targeted With Bomb Threats in North […]

Ukraine’s Government-Provided Crypto Addresses Raised $70 Million During War, Report

Crypto donations collected by the government in Kyiv since the start of the Russian invasion have amounted to almost $70 million, according to Chainalysis. Ether has been the most donated crypto followed by bitcoin and the stablecoin tether, the blockchain intelligence firm said in a report. Ukraine Receives Millions of Dollars in Various Coins From […]

Russian Darknet Markets, Ransomware Groups Thrive Despite Sanctions, Report

Russian marketplaces on the dark web have continued to operate despite Western sanctions and efforts to shut them down, according to a report accessing the illicit blockchain space amid the world’s “first crypto war.” Ransomware actors and high-risk crypto exchanges have also remained active. Underground Russian Crypto Platforms Adapting to Disruptions Caused by Ukraine War […]

Ukraine Raises More Crypto Than Russia in Year of War, Analysis Unveils

The two sides in the bitter conflict in Ukraine have been relying on crypto assets and technology to support their military and humanitarian activities, Elliptic says in a report. According to the blockchain forensics company, the targeted nation has attracted more digital asset donations than the invading power. Ukraine Supporters Sent Over $212 Million in […]

Ukraine Speeds Up Digital Hryvnia Project, Plans Pilot for This Year

Ukrainian authorities are speeding up the development of the electronic hryvnia, a high-ranking government official indicated. The executive power in Kyiv is now in talks with the central bank and businesses involved in the project to pilot the digital currency as early as this year. Minister Says Ukraine Aims to Launch Digital Hryvnia Sooner Than […]

Russians Offered Ready-made Crypto Exchange Accounts Amid Restrictions

Russian crypto traders have been looking to obtain unrestricted accounts for global exchanges as their access to such platforms is limited. Over the past year, the offering of such accounts on the dark web has increased significantly, cybersecurity experts told the Russian press. Supply of Crypto Exchange Accounts for Russian Users Doubles in a Year […]

Ukraine’s Financial Watchdog Reports Blocking Russian Crypto Exchanges

The financial monitoring agency of Ukraine has restricted access to a number of online crypto exchangers operating out of Russia. Some of the coin trading platforms are working with sanctioned Russian banks, the regulatory body announced in a report. Ukrainian Financial Authorities Target Russian Crypto Exchange Websites and Wallets The State Financial Monitoring Service (SFMS), […]

Objections Raised Over Appointment of Sullivan & Cromwell as Debtors’ Counsel for FTX

On Friday, bankruptcy judge John Dorsey approved the law firm Sullivan & Cromwell (S&C) to be appointed as the debtors’ counsel for FTX, despite an objection from Daniel Friedberg, a former FTX US compliance officer. During a Zoom presentation, Friedberg claimed there was a conflict of interest between former and current FTX executives and FTX […]

Ukraine to Be Best Crypto Jurisdiction With New Tax Rules, Digital Minister Says in Davos

Ukraine will become the world’s best jurisdiction for crypto assets, the minister overseeing the country’s digital transformation promised. Speaking with media at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Mykhailo Fedorov praised the support from the crypto community for his war-struck nation. Crypto Donations Have Been Critically Helpful to Ukraine Amid Invasion, Fedorov Says During the […]