Russian Court Recognizes Cryptocurrency as Means of Payment, Prosecutors See Precedent – Regulation Bitcoin News

The City Court of St. Petersburg has recognized a large amount of cryptocurrency handed over by the victim in an extortion case as a means of payment, Russian media reported. The prosecutor’s office in Russia’s second-largest city describes the ruling as a precedent. Two Men Sentenced for Cryptocurrency Extortion in Russia Two Russian citizens have … Read more

Russian Appellate Court Cancels Decision to Block Tor Project’s Website – Bitcoin News

A court of appeals in Russia has overturned a ruling by a regional court which allowed the blocking of the Tor Project’s website in the country. Due to violations during the initial proceedings, the case has been returned to the court of the first instance for another review. Roskomsvoboda Helps Cancel the Blocking of Tor … Read more

Crypto Exchange Coinbase Slows Hiring Amid Market Downturn – Exchanges Bitcoin News

Leading U.S. crypto exchange Coinbase is slowing hiring, citing the current down cycle in the market as a reason to rethink its staffing strategy. The company’s management believes the move will allow the trading platform to match its hiring needs with its business goals. Coinbase to Reassess Headcount Needs, Focus on Integrating Recent Hires Cryptocurrency … Read more