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Blockchain Will Be Theirs, Russian Spy Boasted at Conference


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Crypto-mining, Moscow

Russian interest in the technology surrounding virtual currencies, like in this crypto-mining operation in Moscow, is growing. Last year, employees of Russias spy agency attended a meeting where international standards for the so-called blockchain were discussed.

Credit: Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg

Last year, representatives of 25 countries met in Tokyo to work on setting international standards for the blockchain, the technology that was introduced by the virtual currency Bitcoin and has ignited intense interest in corporate and government circles.

From The New York Times
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