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News Story Source: russia-insider.com by Nina Lyon
Russia has produced lots of prominent figures in the crypto industry, including Vitalik Buterin and Igor Barinov. These days, it's almost impossible to come across some ICO landing page without seeing at least one Russian name on the team.
While projects like Ethereum and Blocknotary went global and are hardly related to Russia itself, the country seems to have more prominent projects and people it could contribute to the expanding blockchain universe. Even though the regulatory environment in Russia remains ambiguous with controversial statements issued by government officials almost every week, these projects managed to not only to emerge but to truly flourish.
Waves, a Moscow-based project led by Sasha Ivanov, hit the headlines back in 2016 with their platform that offered nothing other than killing Kickstarter.
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