Binance Player Withdraws Over €6 Billion After Russian Cryptocurrency Ban Announcement

Binance player withdrew more than 6 billion euros after announcement of Russian cryptocurrency ban

The market of the crypto reacted to the Central Bank statement in unexpected ways.

During trading on the eve of the Binance cryptocurrency exchange, which is the largest in the world, an anonymous crypto investor withdrew an amount of 83 million dollars (more than 6 billion rubles) .

This was reported by RBC, citing the Whale Alert service, which monitors major cryptocurrency movements in real time.

It should be noted that the withdrawal of funds came after the initiative of the Central Bank which caused an echo.

The regulator proposed to introduce liability for the use of cryptocurrencies in financial transactions in Russia and, in general, to completely remove domestic players from crypto circulation.

< p>At the same time, the head of the Central Bank's financial stability department, Elizavetu Danilova, told the media that the regulator did not intend to impose bans on the ownership of the crypt from the Russians.

She explained that the compatriots will be able to work with their crypto-assets in foreign jurisdictions.

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As Topnews wrote earlier, on the eve of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation proposed a complete ban on the figure of business and mining in Russia of cryptocurrencies that currently threaten the ruble with loss of sovereignty.

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The media made the top 20 most expensive apartments in Moscow with a total value of 46 billion

The media compiled the 20 most expensive apartments in Moscow with a total value of 46 billion

All housing was completed in 2021.

Vedomosti journalists found the owners of the 20 most expensive apartments in the capital, which were completed in 2021. Housing was valued at 46 billion rubles.

Experts have already noted that last year there had a real breakthrough in the cost of high-end housing in the capital.

The first place in the rating was taken by a penthouse in the residential complex “Prechistinka 13” , which was purchased for 2, 2 billion rubles. They belong to Olga Mikhelson, the full namesake of the second wife of the head of Novatek, Leonid Mikhelson.

Penthouse area of ​​1035 m². meters was formed after the connection of three apartments. These apartments belonged to the namesake of Leonid Mikhelson, according to journalists.

The second place was occupied by 3-storey apartments in the hotel building “Ukraine”. They can cost 1.7 billion rubles. Apartment with an area of ​​508 m². meters belongs to the namesake of the head of the company “Eurasia Company” Anvar Abdullayeva. He is also a relative of the widow of the former leader of Uzbekistan, Islam Karimov.

And in third place is an apartment, the value of which can exceed 1.2 billion rubles. The accommodation is located in the residential complex “Garnet Palace” in the Presnensky district. The owner is the namesake of Dmitry Desyatnikov, co-owner of Paritet LLC and ex-husband of the Lyceum band soloist. They determined the market value of the apartments using data from real estate agencies.

Although some owners could not be identified, Rosreestr, citing a technical failure, provided empty statements.

Experts note that due to In response to increased demand for premium housing, the cost per square meter also fell from 955,000 rubles to 1.27 million rubles. This is almost a third more than in 2020.

By the way, the importance of houses, townhouses, suburban real estate , which is important during a pandemic, is increasing in Moscow. Such real estate emphasizes the status of the owner, according to realtors.

As Topnews wrote earlier, according to Faceobs, Russian Anastasia Radzinskaya, who does not 39; is only 7 years old, earned $28 million in 2021.

Girl has become one of YouTube's highest paid bloggers. The Krasnodar native has over 85 million web subscribers.

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The Central Bank has proposed a total ban on cryptocurrencies in Russia

The Central Bank proposed a total ban on Russian cryptocurrencies

The regulator makes many arguments in favor of a total ban on all operations with this type of financing for Russians.

The Central Bank of Russia has proposed a total ban in Russia on the issuance, mining and circulation of cryptocurrencies.

At the same time, the authors of the initiative propose to introduce liability for violation of the ban.

Risk is indicated as a reason for the threats associated with the spread of this type of money, including the financial “bubble”, which may occur in the local market.

< p>The report “Cryptocurrencies: Trends, Risks, Measures” published by the Central Bank indicates that private investors risk losing their investments completely by investing in cryptocurrencies, the rate of which depends on public recognition and the chances of using them in various transactions. , including those that violate the law.

“Growth in the cryptocurrency market largely reflects the formation of a bubble in the market,” Central Bank analysts said.

The same ban, in their opinion, should be imposed on financial operations with cryptocurrency for organizations of the sphere, as well as its use in financial instruments, the participation of Russian intermediaries in them and, in general , any participation of the internal market in such monetary circulation.

As an opportunity for such a decision, the Central Bank reminded that Russia came third in terms of the capacities used for mining, their share is 11% of the total world resource. Further growth can disrupt the work of other companies, because. the amount of energy consumed will also increase.

Thus, analysts reminded the Irkutsk region with its electricity consumption almost doubling (1.6 times) against the background lowest rates for residents.

As a result, last year the number of citizens whose expenditure increased by 62% electricity increased by 13 times more than the usual size. Judging by the data on their personal accounts, it is these consumers who consume 25% of all electricity in the region.

Also, cryptocurrencies are not provided in the countries for national regulations, which is also a reason for their ban, the Central Bank believes.

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Kremlin Chairman Dmitry Peskov also expressed his opinion on the ;proposed ban.

He said that this issue is not the prerogative of the presidential administration, thus referring journalists to the relevant departments, which should analyze this issue.< /p>

On the eve of the Central Bank's statement, Bloomberg claimed that the Bank of Russia's decision was influenced by FSB arguments.

As Topnews reported; wrote earlier, the Prosecutor General's Office of the Russian Federation announced the rules for the arrest and confiscation of cryptocurrencies. ies of Russians.

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Bloomberg: FSB and Nabiullina agreed to ban operations with cryptocurrencies

Bloomberg: the FSB and Nabiullina have agreed to prohibit operations with cryptocurrencies

The American agency indicated the reason for this move.

According to foreign media, the FSB persuaded the head of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation, Elvira Nabiullina, to support a complete ban on operations with cryptocurrencies in Russia.

This information is provided by Bloomberg, citing unnamed sources.

According to journalists, the reason for such attention to cryptocurrency could be an increase in payments in favor of the cryptocurrency. opposition, including a number of organizations that are considered undesirable in Russia.

Security forces fear that the Russians have started to use the cryptocurrency funding channel often, noting that it is difficult to trace the movement of funds there.

The publication indicates that in total about 7 trillion rubles have accumulated in the accounts of 17 million crypto wallets in our country.

Despite the fact that the funding of the opposition represents only a small part of these amounts, the security forces speak of the imminent deterioration of the situation.

Recall that last December the head of the Central Bank, Elvira Nabiullina, said that the regulator opposes operations with cryptocurrency due to the high level certain risks .

The Bank of Russia also pointed to the conduct of opaque and even illegal operations with cryptocurrency.

Earlier, TopNews wrote that the prosecutor's office general had announced the rules for arresting and confiscating cryptocurrency from Russians.

Changes in the laws were announced last December.

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Cellular operators in Russia raise prices for mobile communications

Mobile operators in Russia are increasing prices for mobile communications

The cost of archiving plans will increase by 10%.

In Russia, mobile operators in 2022 increase the cost of archiving tariffs. On average, the price of mobile communications will increase by 10-12% this year. The operators themselves explain that this is due to rising equipment costs and the growth of mobile traffic.

Kommersant publication found that in the near future the cost of plans VimpelCom's archiving will increase by 10%.

Then MegaFon raises prices, and later Tele2. Since January of this year, prices for MTS tariffs have increased: by an average of 60 rubles.

Vympelcom has announced that it will change the cost of archive plans, and subscriptions to in advance warn them by offering them new services. So far, the company has about 40 archive tariffs.

Prior to VimpelCom, MTS also offered its subscribers a choice of services. This mobile operator explained that the cost of building networks has increased in the country, the prices of electricity and external contractors have increased.

MTS was the first to establish the upward trend.

“As a rule, operators look at each other and do not dare to raise prices first among competitors”, – say the experts.

Services and legal requirements are becoming more and more expensive, for example, the implementation of the Yarovaya law.

Experts confirm that mobile operators will increase prices to bring them into line with current realities. Some tariffs have worked for 5-6 years. With the help of a price increase, companies will push subscribers to change their tariff. In addition, some tariffs will be cheaper than the old ones.

By the way, in 2021 the services of mobile operators increased by 2%, in 2022 by 10-12%. Meanwhile, the most expensive services are in Chechnya, Dagestan, and the cheapest are in Moscow, Magadan, Sakhalin, etc.

As Topnews wrote earlier, Russians have warned of rising food prices. The cost of meat, semi-finished products and sausages will increase several times – from 7 to 20%, according to experts.

Retail chains report that this is due to the rising cost of raw materials and packaging.

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Microsoft is buying developers World of Warcraft, Diablo and Call of Duty for nearly $70 billion

Microsoft Acquires Development Company World of Warcraft, Diablo, and Call of Duty for Nearly $70 Billion

Stock Price Activision Blizzard was multiplied by 1.5.

Activision Blizzard, owner of iconic games World of Warcraft, Diablo and Call of Duty, will join Microsoft.

The purchase will cost $68.7 billion and the deal will not #39;will enter into force only in 2023. the year.

For Microsoft, this means that it will enter the Top 3 of the largest players in the market, becoming the third in terms of revenue from game sales. Recall that the first positions were given to the giants of the video game industry, Tencent and Sony.

According to RIA Novosti, each share of the company will cost $95 to the ;buyer.

In return, Microsoft will receive franchise fees. These include Starcraft, Overwatch and Candy Crush.

Microsoft will also handle Major League Gaming's esports, and all Blizzard games will be available to Game Pass subscribers, which the multinational releases for PC and Xbox.

As previously reported by Topnews, Activision Blizzard was recently at the center of an online scandal when users became aware of several hundred complaints from company employees .

A significant proportion of them complained of sexual assault harassment at work, as well as violations of the wage system.

The company said several dozen employees were fired, and 44 also received official warnings.

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The Russian stock market has posted a record drop since the start of the pandemic

Stock the Russian market has recorded a record decline since the start of the pandemic

As a result, a sharp drop in the share price also affected the flight of investors.

Today's trading on the Russian stock exchange ended with a record drop in recent times for major indices, which was the largest since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. This data is given on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Moscow Stock Exchange index fell by 5.5%, while the RTS index lost 7.59%. At the same time, during the session, the stock market index fell by 7.59%, to 3,314.66 points.

The last time the index fell below 3,400 points was in February-March of last year. And, according to RBC, the Moscow Stock Exchange index fell below 5% and even traded at the start of the coronavirus pandemic on April 15, 2020.

At the same time, the RTS dollar index fell from 6.38. % (1380.91 points).

We note that such a sharp drop was influenced by geopolitical tensions on the background of the Ukrainian file.

Thus, a sharp drop share value occurred in such companies as "Gazprom", "Sberbank", "Rusal", "AFK "Sistema", "Nornickel" ;, “Novatek”, VTB , “Rosneft”. All of these companies lost an average of 10-15% of their value.

As a result, a sharp drop in the share price also affected investor flight.

Earlier, Topnews wrote that in March 2020 At the start of the pandemic, the US stock markets also experienced their biggest crash in 30 years.

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EU extends economic sanctions against Russia until July 31

EU extended economic sanctions against the Russian Federation until July 31

Anti-Russian sanctions have been adopted by EU countries with regard to the financial, energy and defense of the Russian Federation.

The European Union has decided to extend the sanctions against Russia for a period of six months until July 31, 2022. This follows from the statement of the Council of the EU.

Note that the extension of economic sanctions against the Russian Federation was adopted at the December summit in the context of Russia's alleged refusal to follow the Minsk agreements.

In addition, the Council of the European Union also urged the Kremlin to return to the implementation of the Minsk agreements.

Recall that anti-Russian sanctions were adopted by the countries of the EU in relation to the financial, energy and defense sectors of the Russian Federation.

They were first introduced in 2014 after Russia joined Crimea for a year, but then they were extended several times every six months.

In particular, the sanctions include restricting access s to the primary and secondary capital markets of the EU for a number of Russian banks.

Also banned any financial assistance in intermediary relations with sanctioned banks also fell. In addition, the import and export of defense sector dual-use goods, especially in the energy sector, is prohibited.

Earlier, Topnews wrote that the Kremlin spoke about the consequences of US sanctions against Putin.

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The market reacted to the statement of the Deputy Foreign Minister by lowering the shares and the ruble

The market reacted to the statement of the Deputy Foreign Minister by lowering the shares and the ruble

Sergei Ryabkov made a statement on the United States and NATO.

Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov, who participated in recent talks with the United States in Geneva, has said Washington and NATO are not ready to meet Russian demands.

The senior diplomat has expressed his opinion on RTVI.

According to him, the Russian Federation presented draft documents and declared themselves ready to work on them to prepare for the signature.

Nevertheless, according to Ryabkov, this is now impossible.

& # 8220; On key elements of these texts, the United States and its allies are actually telling us & # 8220; no & # 8221; & # 8221;, & # 8211; Ryabkov said, noting that the United States is ready to continue the dialogue on some issues, but this is “secondary to the same non-expansion of NATO”.

He called the situation & # 8220; dead end & # 8221; or & # 8220; kind of a difference in approach, noting that he sees no serious reason to continue the discussion in the near future.

Ryabkov's remarks sparked a reaction at the auction. So, after his statement, the Mosbirzhi Index fell 2.23% – up to 3744 points.

The ruble fell against the dollar and the euro & # 8211; up to 74.99 rubles (+0.28 rubles) per unit of US currency, up to 85.96 (+0.47 rubles) & # 8211; per unit of European.

Recall that due to the growing tension on the Russian-Ukrainian border, Russia has proposed to the United States and NATO a draft treaty on security guarantees in Europe.

Among other things, Moscow has proposed to exclude Ukraine from being included in the list of member countries of the North Atlantic Alliance.

Earlier, TopNews wrote that the Estonian Prime Minister was outraged by the negotiations between the Russian Federation and the United States. However, Kai Callas' position has been ridiculed on the web.

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Expert: ration cards can be introduced in Russia and it's no shame

Expert: Russia can introduce food ration cards and it's not a shame

Amid rising consumer prices, analysts speak again about the unpopular measure to subsidize the poor.

The scientific director of the Institute of Economics of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Reslan Grinberg, told the media that the rise in food prices in the country could lead to the increase in food prices in the country. Introduction of food rationing systems for low-income citizens.

According to RIA Novosti, citing his words, there is a similar practice in many countries, including the United States, and the expert sees nothing wrong with such subsidies to the population.

As Grinberg explained, the second option, besides cards, can become subsidized production. He called the condition for such innovations & # 8220; acceleration or growth & # 8221; consumer prices.

Speaking of the foreign practice, he said that in the United States there are millions on the cards'.

& # 8220; In the minds of Russians a grocery card is a shame & # 8221; – he noted, but actually there is nothing special about it.

Recall that a few years ago the Ministry of Industry and Trade proposed to introduce a supplementary feeding system for Russians low income, to whom he was supposed to distribute cards, who would receive funds for the purchase of a number of domestic products.

However, as Topnews previously wrote, the Ministry of Finance did not find funds in the budget for such a novelty.

And in the spring of 2021 of the year, food suppliers and manufacturers remembered the department's project. They called on the government to hand out food cards to Russians who found themselves without jobs or livelihoods during the coronavirus pandemic.

They estimated the number of such users at 10 million, and the amount on each card was assumed to be 10,000 rubles.

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