BitRuble’s QIWI & Moscow High School of Economics Launch Blockchain Master Classes

BitRuble’s QIWI & Moscow High School of Economics Launch Blockchain Master Classes

Payment service provider and future BitRuble issuer Qiwi are launching a series of blockchain focused master classes called “Promising Distribution,” which in partnership with the Laboratory of High School of Economics in Russia (HSE.Lab), could help the Russian government better understand Bitcoin’s underlying technology and its potential. The High School of Economics is renowned for to its academic supervisor Yevgeny Yasin, Russia’s former Economics Minister, and Alexander Shokhin, former Deputy Chairman of the Russian Government, and one of the leaders of the ruling party “Edinaya....


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