Russia

MrBitcoin October 12, 2018

As stigmas associated with cryptocurrency investing dissipate, YoBit decided to go rogue and launch a rather unique marketing promotion involving PutinCoin. Pump It Up! On October 11th, YoBit decided to debut a controversial pump promotion in an attempt to win over investors. While many thought it was a joke, the exchange actually had the gall […]

MrBitcoin October 11, 2018

Cryptocurrency exchange YoBit is going to perform a pump scheme on random coins, according to an Oct. 10 tweet. A pump and dump scheme is a form of fraud that attempts to artificially boost the price of an asset through misleading or false recommendations. YoBit Pump in 22 hrs: https://t.co/RIbW7OhKzMWe will buy one random coin […]

MrBitcoin July 2, 2018

On June 30, Russia saw a launch of a first crypto investment bank aimed to hold initial coins offerings (ICO), while the government is is expected to pass its major crypto and blockchain-related regulatory bill this week.   Meanwhile, there’s been more news coming from Eastern Europe: last week, Poland’s cryptocurrency group the Polish Bitcoin […]

MrBitcoin June 18, 2018

Two of Russia’s largest banks are testing cryptocurrency-based investment options for retail investors, local news media out Kommersant reported June 15. As part of the Russian central bank’s ‘regulatory sandbox,’ Sberbank and Alfa-Bank opted to begin experimenting with products based on so-called “digital financial assets” at a meeting last Wednesday, according to the publication. Those […]