Russia to issue ‘CryptoRuble’

According to the Russian President Vladimir Putin, Russia will issue its own ‘CryptoRuble’
16 October 2017   913

The local news resources claim that that Russian President, Vladimir Putin, has decided to launch the state cryptocurrency - CryptoRuble. In fact, the news broke through Minister of Communications Nikolay Nikiforov. The man argues that the authorities plan to launch its own currency just for one simple reason.

I confidently declare that we run CryptoRuble for one simple reason: if we do not, then after 2 months our neighbors in the EurAsEC will.
 

Nikolay Nikiforov
Minister of Communications

Nikiforov highlights the main characteristics of the CryptoRuble:

  • it is to be created using Russian cryptography
  • it is not to be mined
  • the issue is to be regulated by the state
  • the blockchain is to be closed

It is worth mentioning, that the news was made against the reports from China, where the authorities are also discussing the creation of a national cryptocurrency

What the future has in stock for CryptoRuble, remains to be seen. With completely opposite news about Russia's attitude to cryptocurrency, that will be quite intriguing. 

Change.org to Mine for Charity

According to the calculations, if 10k computers will run the minning screensaver for 12 hours a day, the charity fund will receive $10k monthly
18 July 2018   99

Social platform for petitions Change.org announced the launch of a screensaver that mines Monero on users' computers. All tokens will be transferred to the charity fund of Change.org. This is reported by Coindesk.

This initiative was launched in partnership with the marketing agency Tracelocke Brazil.

Representatives of Change.org report that the screensaver will consume resources only when users do not use the computer. According to their calculations, if 10 thousand computers will run the screensaver for 12 hours a day, the charity fund will be transferred $ 10 thousand monthly.

At the moment the program is available only for Windows users and the platform did not report on the release plans for the version for macOS.

Note that at the end of April, a similar action was launched by the Australian unit of the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund; (UNICEF). The website "Page of Hope" mines Monero cryptocurrency.