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 Putinís aide on Internet issues and the chairman of Russiaís 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 Russiaís 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
COMMENT ON THIS STORY
 

Feature stories

7 Sep '17
26 Jul '17
Scientists at Tomsk Polytechnic (TPU) in Siberia have...
20 Jun '17
In regions most of European Russians will hardly ever...
Search (News archive - 21159)
Advertising
Marchmont News
Advertising
Nano & Giga Symposium

Latest News

22 Sep '17
Super-hard and durable glass ceramics is being...
21 Sep '17
Ruselectronics, a large state-owned electronics...
20 Sep '17
Three major Russian institutionsóthe Far East...

Most read stories from last week

22 Sep '17
Super-hard and durable glass ceramics is being...