Central regions | Finance, business | Technology & innovation

Cryptocurrencies and telemedicine may get tangible support in Russia

30 Aug '17
A national association to support blockchain tech / cryptocurrency and a new fund to back telemedicine may soon open in Russia, Firrma.ru reported, citing German Klimenko, President Putin’s aide on Internet issues and the chairman of Russia’s Institute for Internet Development (IID).

The stakeholders are expected to start putting the new association together next month already, according to the source. The association will reportedly consist of three committees to focus on blockchain, ICO (initial coin offering) and mining, respectively.

The association is expected to undertake to promote and help apply technologies developed by its members in federal agencies and across Russia’s regions; put together an agenda for an ongoing dialog with national regulators regarding the legitimization of cryptocurrencies and the introduction of blockchain tech in government-owned and commercially driven entities; and discuss legislative initiatives aimed at controlling blockchain in Russia.

IID also has plans to set up a fund to support telemedicine projects; registration procedures are said to already be underway. Long-term plans for the new fund may include its own ICO.
Publish in Twitter
Write to Facebook
Google Buzz
Write to LiveJournal
Show in MM
Share MK
Find Related Content


Latest News: Central regions
16 Jan '18 | Finance, business | Technology & innovation
15 Jan '18 | Technology & innovation
11 Jan '18 | Finance, business | Technology & innovation
9 Jan '18 | Technology & innovation | Retail, FMCG

Feature stories

21 Nov '17
Russian scientists have come up with what they say is...
7 Sep '17
26 Jul '17
Scientists at Tomsk Polytechnic (TPU) in Siberia have...
Search (News archive - 21208)
Independent Software Developers Forum
Marchmont News

Latest News

22 Jan '18
A scientific team in Novosibirsk, in Siberia, has...
19 Jan '18
Scientists in Samara have come up with a new method...
18 Jan '18
Scientists in St. Petersburg have partnered with...

Most read stories from last week

22 Jan '18
A scientific team in Novosibirsk, in Siberia, has...