カテゴリー: Vkontakte

After Telegram, Viber May Be Blocked, Russian Minister Says

After Telegram, Viber May Be Blocked, Russian Ministers SaysViber may be treated like Telegram if security services are not able to obtain its encryption keys, Russia’s telecom minister said. The app offers end-to-end encryption, and is the most popular messenger in several Eastern European countries. Recently, its CEO, Michael Shmilov, said the company would not be able to hand over the keys. Also […]

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Russian Court Bans Telegram, CEO Pavel Durov Defiant

Russian Court Bans Telegram, Pavel Durov DefiantRussian security services ordered Telegram to hand over access to encrypted user messages, but the messaging application (app) refused. Founder Pavel Durov didn’t bother to send lawyers to Moscow’s Tagansky court, and the court dutifully ruled against his company, taking less than 20 minutes in decreeing an immediate ban. Also read: CBS’s NCIS Los Angeles Weaves […]

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Popular Social Networks in Russia to Accept Bitcoin

Popular Social Networks in Russia to Accept BitcoinTwo Russian-based social networking platforms have announced they are now accepting cryptocurrency payments. Vkontakte, the most popular social media among Russian-speaking users, and Odnoklassniki, which has many subscribers in former Soviet states, will take bitcoin from advertisers. They also intend to start paying developers and partners in cryptocurrency. Also read: Russian Supreme Court to Decide […]

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Chechnya Leader Kadyrov Buys Bitcoin to Follow Evolution

Chechnya Leader Kadyrov Buys Bitcoin to Follow EvolutionStriving to keep up with development, the president of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov has bought himself some bitcoins. The outspoken strongman of the once restive Russian republic has bragged about the purchase on social media. Whether that means “yes” to cryptocurrency in the Caucasus is ultimately up to Moscow. Nevertheless, the government in Grozny has been […]

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PR: MDK: the Largest European Community on the Vkontakte Social Network Launching ICO

MDK Social Network ICOThe entertainment platform MDK, represented by popular communities on Vkontakte, Telegram, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram, will be conducting the first phase of its ICO November 7–28, 2017. MDK will be creating a new mobile app and its own blockchain project that would allow its followers to create posts and help with moderation, receiving MDK tokens as compensation. In all the company plans to raise $1 million.

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