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Cyber police of Ukraine supports legalization of cryptocurrency

The head of the Cyber Police Department Serhiy Demediuk told that the Cyber Police Department of the National Police of Ukraine supports the legalization of the cryptocurrency and reports that cryptocurrency can de facto belong to electronic money. According to him: “De facto, by all signs, the cryptocurrency can belong to electronic money – a unit of value stored on …

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57 Ukrainian officials declared over 21,000 Bitcoins

According to a recent study conducted by Opendatabot, 57 officials in Ukraine have declared ownership of over 21,000 bitcoins (BTC) as intangible assets over the past two years. Ukrainian officials are required to reveal their assets in an official electronic declarations process designed to reduce corruption. Opendatabot is a service that monitors the registration data of Ukrainian companies and officials. …

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Ukraine will regulate Bitcoin

Senior officials in Ukraine are forming a new working group on cryptocurrency regulation, the country’s government announced on Thursday. A statement released by Ukraine’s security council yesterday reveals a prolonged discussion on the advent of cryptocurrencies in Ukraine during a meeting centered on matters related to the security and defense of the state. Participants of the meeting, which included National …

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Ukraine Security Service shook down news resource ForkLog

This morning, Russian-language crypto-Blockchain news resource ForkLog reported that media firm is being harassed by Ukrainian law enforcement officials. On December 15, agents from the Ukrainian Security Service (SSU) searched both Anatoly Kaplan’s apartment and the Forklog offices in Odessa for an alleged association with U.S. nationals committing criminal activities. ForkLog alleges that members of the Security Service of Ukraine …

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Crypto legal status dilemma in Ukraine

Ukraine is actively working on the regulatory framework for cryptocurrencies. The country’s top financial regulators, the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU), the National Securities and Stock Market Commission (NCSSM), and the National Commission for the Regulation of Financial Services Markets, jointly issued a statement regarding cryptocurrencies on Thursday. They noted the lack of one single approach to determine the legal …

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The National Bank of Ukraine is expanding its Blockchain team

The Ukrainian Central Bank shows a level of intent that hasn’t been seen at many other central banks with expanding the team working to move the country’s national currency, the hyrvnia, to a blockchain. “Today, we’ve reinforced our team with world-class professionals and are optimistic that the project will get a boost in upcoming months,” wrote Yakiv Smolii, acting governor …

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Ukrainian shipping company started to accept Bitcoin

Bitcoin can bring substantial benefits for the global shipping industry as a Ukrainian shipper negotiates its first bitcoin transaction. Varamar Ltd., a shipping company based in Odessa, a port city in southern Ukraine, will be among the first shipping operators to accept payments in bitcoin. According to Bloomberg, the shipper is currently negotiating its first transaction in bitcoin with a …

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Ukraine introduced a draft law on the turnover of cryptocurrencies

The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, in order to regulate legal relations in the sphere of turnover, storage, use and conduct of operations with cryptocurrencies in Ukraine, presented a draft law on the legalization of cryptocurrencies. The authors of the bill were three people’s deputies from the People’s Front fraction: Irina Efremova, Irina Voitsekhovska and Igor Kotvitskiy, as well as an …

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The National Bank of Ukraine does not accept cryptocurrency

According to the deputy head of the NBU Oleg Churiy at the Ukrainian Financial Forum, the National Bank can not accept the cryptocurrency as the currency and warns about the risks of fraud. “World regulators are not concerned with any threat of cryptocurrency because of their small volume, they are only concerned that people can lose money (by investing in …

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