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Aggregate Crypto Donations to Ukraine Top $100 Million

Yesterday, it was reported that the government of Ukraine has created its own website to accept crypto donations. The site was built in partnership with FTX, Kuna, and everstake. The Ukraine government has now received over $60 million in crypto donations. Today, Merkle Science is… Read More

The Ukraine Government Creates Website to Raise Money via Crypto Donations, Partners with FTX, Kuna, everstake

In the early days of the Russian invasion, the Ukrainian government, along with other charities and independent media, leveraged cryptocurrency to expedite transfers of money in the form of donations. By accepting crypto, Ukraine benefits from the speed of transfer – instantaneous – and the… Read More

Ukraine War Impacts Online Investing, Investment Crowdfunding Now Showing a Downward Trend

The unprovoked invasion by Russia attacking Ukraine has impacted global markets driving risk higher and causing extreme volatility in all markets. The war has also impacted online investing – crowdfunding – according to Crowdfund Capital Advisors (CCA). CCA co-founder Sherwood “Woodie” Neiss tweeted today that… Read More

Nowhere to Hide: Chainalysis Offers Free Sanctions Screening Tools for Crypto Transactions

Chainalysis, a leading blockchain/crypto monitoring and data platform used by both private and public entities, shared last week that they are building tools that “make it easier for any organization to integrate sanctions screening for cryptocurrencies into their existing operation.” As has been previously reported,… Read More

Trading on Moscow Stock Exchange Closed for Another Week, a Change in the Ruble Exchange Rate Planned

The Bank of Russia has taken the extraordinary measure of halting trading on the Moscow Stock Exchange now for a second week. In a public statement, the Bank said there would be no trading from 14 to 18 March 2022 on the Moscow Exchange in… Read More

Revolut Customers Raise €10 Million for Ukraine

Digital bank Revolut has raised €10 million to benefit the people of Ukraine. The donations have been coordinated with Red Cross Ukraine and include matching contributions from Revolut. Russia invaded Ukraine in an unprovoked act of war on Thursday, February 24. On March 1st, Revolut… Read More

JPMorgan is Next Big Bank to Retreat from Business in Russia

Following the news that Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) was exiting operations in Russia, JPMorgan (NYSE:JPM) is reportedly doing the same. The move follows heavy economic sanctions targeting Russia by many countries around the world following Russia’s draconian invasion of Ukraine. JPMorgan Chase is the largest bank… Read More

Goldman Sachs to Exit Russia

Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS), the most prominent investment bank in the world, will exit the Russian market due to the unprovoked war with Ukraine, according to multiple reports. Goldman Sachs has had a presence in Russia since 1998. On the bank’s Russia page it notes that… Read More

Coinbase Outlines How it Complies with Sanctions

Coinbase (NASDAQ:COIN) has published a blog post on how it uses technology to adhere to sanctions compliance. The post follows the many economic sanctions that have been applied to Russia, and Belarus, following the unprovoked invasion of Ukraine. Coinbase notes that it has blocked over… Read More

Here is FinCEN Alert on Russian Sanctions and Evasion, Includes “Virtual Currency Exchanges”

Yesterday, FinCEN, the enforcement branch of the US Department of Treasury, posted an Alert on “Increased Vigilance for Potential Russian Sanctions Evasion Attempts.” Russia, along with Belarus, have been targeted with economic sanctions designed to pressure these countries following the unprovoked invasion of Ukraine. FinCEN… Read More

EY, Deloitte Join PWC and KPMT in Ceasing Russian Operations

EY and Deloitte have joined their main competitors KPMG and PWC in exiting operations in Russia due to its invasion of Ukraine. EY explained in a series of tweets that it would continue to support its colleagues with financial support and more while ceasing operations…. Read More

Moody’s: Russia Downgraded as Default Risk Rises

Moody’s has downgraded Russia’s long-term issuer and senior unsecured debt ratings to Ca from B3. Moody’s said the “outlook is negative.” Obviously, this is due to the catastrophic leadership of President Vladimir Putin and his decision to invade Ukraine and its unprovoked war with the… Read More

KPMG, PWC Exit Russia, Belarus

Two of the largest consulting/accounting firms in the world have cut ties with Russia due to the country’s unprovoked war with Ukraine. KPMG, which also announced it would stop interaction with Belarus – a staunch Russian ally and launch spot for much the military action… Read More

American Express, Mastercard, Visa Halt Operations in Russia

American Express (NYSE:AXP), Mastercard (NYSE:MA), and Visa (NYSE:V) have all halted operations in Russia following the country’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine. The news of the three card issuers disabling services has followed global sanctions being applied by Russian President Vladimir Putin and his rogue regime…. Read More

Crypto Donations to Ukraine Now Over $83 Million

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Within a bit more than a week, following the unprovoked invasion by the Russian army, crypto donations to Ukraine have rocketed higher. While funds are being contributed by governments and international agencies, along with more traditional charity paths, crypto has risen to the occasion too… Read More

Switzerland Takes Protective Measures Regarding Sanctioned Russian Bank Sberbank, Which May Face Liquidity Problems

The Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority FINMA has ordered protective measures regarding Sberbank AG, one of the Russian banks targeted with sanctions. Switzerland has joined the economic sanctions along with the EU and other nations to apply pressure to Russia following its unprovoked war with… Read More

More Sanctions: Switzerland Says Transactions with Central Bank of Russia Blocked, Aligns with EU Actions

Recently Switzerland has taken unprecedented steps to apply economic sanctions targeting Russia due to its unprovoked war with Ukraine. Historically neutral when it comes to political conflict, the criminal act by Russia and Vladimir Putin was simply too much for the Alpine nation. Today, Switzerland… Read More

US Department of Treasury Has Contacted Crypto Firms About Possible Cyber Attacks by Russia

The US Department of Treasury has been contacting cryptocurrency platforms cautioning them about the possibility of cyber-attacks emanating from Russia following Russia’s unprovoked war against Ukraine. According to a report by Reuters, a person with knowledge of the conversations said following the sanctions leveled against… Read More

BitMEX Co-founder Arthur Hayes Now Cautiously Bullish on Bitcoin Given Current Geopolitical, Socioeconomic Environment

Crypto derivatives exchange BitMEX co-founder Arthur Hayes (who pleaded guilty to charges of violating the Bank Secrecy Act after being accused of willfully failing to establish, implement, and maintain anti-money laundering (AML) programs at BitMEX), notes that thankfully, (unlike many others around the world) his… Read More

Crypto Donations Jump to More than $52 Million as the World Supports Ukraine as Russia’s Unprovoked War Rages On

The Ukraine government as well as other NGOs and media firms have utilized cryptocurrency to quickly, and instantly raise dearly needed funds as the Russian war against Ukraine devastate the country. Yesterday, CI reported that more than $36 million had been donated to Ukraine via… Read More

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