December 7

“The Istanbul Network Upgrade is scheduled to take place at Block #9069000.”

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“Follow the timeline of blockchain’s growth from Satoshi Nakamoto and the Genesis Block to Ethereum and decentralized finance.”

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“One of the guidelines focuses on individual crypto transactions worth less than 30,000 hriven ($1,300), from which the government will only collect the public key of the sender for the purpose of financial monitoring. 

However, once the transaction exceeds that amount, the government will apply verification to both sender and receiver. The process will include identity verification, as well as the verification of the nature of the business relationship.”


“Announced that it will launch in beta on Feb. 14 — Valentine’s Day — in 2020.

The firm also admits that the initiative is still plagued by regulatory uncertainty and that it is still working with regulators to ensure compliance.”