Bank of Russia Accelerates Schedule for Digital Ruble Project – Finance Bitcoin News

The Central Bank of Russia continues to step up efforts to test and issue the digital ruble, with a roadmap for the full implementation of the new form of the national fiat now expected by the end of 2023. Trials with real transactions and users are scheduled to begin next April, earlier than originally planned. … Read more

Sberbank to Conduct First Digital Asset Transaction on Own Platform – Finance Bitcoin News

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 … Read more

Belgian Banking Group KBC Creates Blockchain-Based Coin – Bitcoin News

KBC Group, a major European banking and insurance institution headquartered in Belgium, has launched a token based on a blockchain platform. Its customers will be able to acquire the new proprietary coins and use them through their KBC wallet and mobile app. KBC Issues Digital Coin for Clients and Partners KBC, the Brussels-based financial group … Read more

Bank of Kyrgyzstan Issues Warning About Cryptocurrencies, Crypto Payments – Regulation Bitcoin News

Amid the growing popularity of cryptocurrencies in Kyrgyzstan, the country’s central bank has reminded citizens about the risks associated with the digital assets. The monetary authority also warned that crypto payments are illegal in the Kyrgyz Republic. National Bank of Kyrgyzstan Urges Caution With Cryptocurrency Cryptocurrencies and other virtual assets are increasingly spreading in Kyrgyzstan, … Read more

Major Japanese Bank Sumitomo Mitsui Trust to Launch Cryptocurrency Custody Business – Bitcoin News

Sumitomo Mitsui Trust, one of the major banking institutions in Japan, will reportedly enter the cryptocurrency custody business. The company is entering a partnership with Bitbank, a Tokyo-based cryptocurrency exchange, to launch a new company that will focus on offering institutional-grade custody for digital assets and NFTs. Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank to Enter Digital … Read more

Anonymous Allegedly Hacks Sberbank, Russia’s Largest Bank – Bitcoin News

Hacktivist collective Anonymous has allegedly breached the systems of one of the largest financial institutions in Russia, Sberbank. The attackers announced on social media they have published thousands of emails, phone numbers, and addresses. Anonymous Hackers Reportedly Gain Access to Sberbank Database Decentralized hacking group Anonymous claims to have hacked Sberbank. A Twitter account associated … Read more