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Russian crypto ban proposal draws denunciations from Telegram's Durov and Navalny's chief of staff

Russian crypto ban proposal draws denunciations from Telegram’s Durov and Navalny’s chief of staff

Opposition forces in Russia are not pleased with a recent proposal to ban cryptocurrency mining and trading in the country.  In two separate (and lengthy) Telegram posts from January 20 and 22, Leonid Volkov and Pavel Durov denounced the Central Bank of Russia’s proposal.  Durov will be familiar to The Block’s readers as the co-founder …

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Crypto exchange Kraken taps Marco Santori as chief legal officer

Crypto exchange Kraken taps Marco Santori as chief legal officer

Kraken, the cryptocurrency exchange company, has hired veteran industry lawyer Marco Santori as its chief legal officer. The exchange firm said Monday that Santori “will use his experience with regulators, banks, payment service providers, broker-dealers, and several other key industry players to drive the next phase of Kraken’s growth.”  Santori previously served as Blockchain.com’s president and …

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