OAX Community Roundup #2 — Looking for the Crypto in Ukraine

By Bitvoyager & Liam Bussell

This week we return to regular programming with a view of “What’s Happening?” in a couple of the communities our supporters are in. These regular posts aim to give a snapshot view of current trends, opinions and news in different markets as a way to educate and inform. This week we will start with BV and his write up of the Ukraine. This is an absolutely killer post, with a lot of info and detail. I suggest if you like him, you find Bitvoyager on our channels and give him a “Thumbs Up”

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Crypto market brief

The total capitalization of the crypto market reached $165 bn USD in the end of Aug 2017. Millions of people from different countries are involved in this market globally attracted by such advantages:  - financial freedom in sending and getting digital currency directly;

- investment market with rapid growth;

- brilliant startup opportunities, etc.

This modern industry creates unique society of proactive and smart people all over the world.   Ukrainian Karbovanets, Prospectors and so on

Ukraine with its huge number of IT specialists is the part of this technologically innovative phenomenon. A lot of Ukrainians participate in different crypto related startups all over the world now:

electronic cash the Ukrainian Karbovanets (Karbos) is rather young among other 800+ cryptocurrencies worldwide but is quite popular among usual customers and miners already.

Electronic Karbovanets - Anonymous Ukrainian Cryptocurrency
KARBO - Ukrainian anonymous cryptocurrency and digital cash.karbowanec.com

investment fund TAAS held ICO in April 2017 and have already started to pay quaterly dividends as a results of its successful activity. Founders of the project are Ruslan Gavrilyuk, Kostyantyn Pysarenko, Dmytro Chupryna and Maksym Muratov


Ukrainian exchange KUNA founded by one of the most well-known Ukrainian crypto enthusiasts Mikhail Chobanyan successfully finished the second ICO in August 2017

KUNA Exchange SCO
KUNA Secondary Coin Offeringkuna.io

— Prospectors — unique blockchain project and the first of its kind — a massive, multi-player, online, real-time economic strategy with using the game’s cryptocurrency. This team which consist from Andriy Maslievich, Nazar Chervinskiy and Max Karkachco, founders of the “Coinews”, magazine about digital assets and blockchain is running the ICO right now.

The main peculiarity of Prospectors, which is absent in any other existing online game, will be the possibility of…prospectors.io

— Liqui is one of the most popular Crypto exchanges in Ukraine, and one of the first to list OAX. Liqui is founded by Ukrainians headquartered in Kyiv.


Blockchain in Ukraine

Ukraine is one of the first countries that has started to use blockchain technologies on the government level.    — Ukraine has entered into a partnership with the BitFury in April, 2017. Under the terms of the deal, the country will transfer all digital government information to the blockchain platform.

Украина в партнерстве с BitFury переведет государственную информацию на блокчейн-платформу
Украина заключила партнерство со стартапом BitFury. По словам его генерального директора Валерия Вавилова, сделка пред…ain.ua

— Land Cadastre and digitize auctions for leases of state land to start on October 2017

Ukrainian Government to Start Blockchain Land Registry Trial in October - CoinDesk
The government of Ukraine has revealed plans to trial a land registry system underpinned by blockchain. In a government…www.coindesk.com

— “SETAP” (The System of Electronic Trades by Arrested Property) will be the first state electronic auction at the blockchain. “This innovative technology provides for decentralized storage and protection of information can ensure full transparency of state registers and services, Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman said.

— cyber attack protection (blockchain-startup REMME and Ukrinmash signed the agreement)

Блокчейн-стартап REMME и Укринмаш подписали соглашение о защите от кибератак
7 августа в Киеве государственное предприятие Укринмаш, входящее в состав Укроборонпрома, и блокчейн-стартап Remme под…forklog.com

— foreign investors could buy real estate property in Ukraine by means of blockchain-platform Propy

Иностранные инвесторы смогут покупать недвижимость в Украине при помощи блокчейн-платформы Propy
Децентрализованный маркетплейс недвижимости и регистрации прав на землю Propy объявил о партнерстве с правительством У…forklog.com

De facto => De jure

Despite of the wide implementation of the blockchain technology on state level in Ukraine and big citizens’ interest to the bitcoin and altcoins the question of crypto currency is still not legally regulated. But the National Bank of Ukraine will consider the legal status of cryptocurrencies for the next Financial Stability Board meeting.

Коментар заступника Голови НБУ Олега Чурія щодо статусу Bitcoin в Україні
Коментар заступника Голови НБУ Олега Чурія щодо статусу Bitcoin в Україніbank.gov.ua
Ukraine's Central Bank Moves Closer to Cryptocurrency Regulation - CoinDesk
The National Bank of Ukraine, the country's central bank, has indicated it may soon seek to regulate the use of…www.coindesk.com


Ukraine to decide legal status of cryptocurrencies in 3 weeks. According to the parliament’s People’s Deputy, Olexandr Danchenko, the ministers will cooperate with the Ministry of Finance, the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU), the Verkhovna Rada and the Blockchain community to resolve the issue.

Ukraine to Decide Legal Status of Cryptocurrencies in 3 Weeks
The Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers on the Financial Stability Board conducted a meeting in late August 2017 to tackle…cointelegraph.com

Crypto Ukrainians

The growing interest to cryptocurrency in Ukraine creates the community and unites people. Leaders and experts provide different activities such as information centres, online discussions, offline meetups etc. to promote innovative technologies and new digital thinking.    — An official opening of the fourth bitcoin embassy in the world took place on the Lvivska Square in Kyiv in 2014. The initiator of the project was the crypto exchange Kuna. There are three such embassies: in Montreal (Canada), Tel Aviv (Israel) and Warsaw (Poland).

Embassy of Bitcoin (Ukraine)
Посольство Bitcoin - это информационно-просветительский центр, где можно задать вопросы по биткоину, узнать больше о м…www.embassyofbitcoin.com

— Bitcoin Ukraine discussion platform and information centre about usage of blockchain technology (bitcoin) and other open protocol in Ukraine.

Біткоїн Україна
Майданчик для спілкування та інформаційний центр щодо розвитку, просування і підтримки Біткоїн в Україніwww.bitcoinua.org

— “Usual meetups in the second largest Ukrainian city, Kharkiv, have 1,000–1,200 visitors in attendance — more than Bitcoin meetups in SF/Valley. Odesa during one week in July will hold several meetups and conferences with industry top leaders. Kyiv is home to tens of Bitcoin startups and has been hosting region-leading conferences since 2013”, said Alex Momot, CEO of Remme.

Eastern Europe Makes Its Mark In Crypto Space: Ukraine's Insider
Identifying with cryptocurrencies and the Blockchain technology has improved in the eastern part of Europe as lots of…cointelegraph.com

Ukraine with its prospective human potential is open to innovative technology and new stage of digital era. According to the experts’ conclusions and forecasts Ukrainian impact is big now and will be growing up in the future.     World Media Review    Forbes — Ukraine Is Silently Leading A Digital Currency Revolution

Ukraine Is Silently Leading A Digital Currency Revolution
There's a witticism sometimes used among Ukrainians: "may you be forced to survive only on your official salary." The…www.forbes.com

Ciklum — Ukraine Becomes the World’s Leader by the Number of Certified Master- Level IT Specialists

Ukraine Becomes the World's Leader by the Number of Certified Master-Level IT Specialists
Ciklum reviews the results of the 2012 Bench Games, an international intellectual competition conducted by Brainbench…www.ciklum.com

Adoriasoft — 101 Reasons Why Ukraine is the Leading IT Outsourcing Destination

101 Reasons Why Ukraine is the Leading IT Outsourcing Destination
Which country is the best for hiring your nearshore or offshore IT team? The answer is simple. It's Ukraine! Despite…adoriasoft.com

Ukraine is #3 in Google Trends — Cryptocurrency Topic — Interest by region

Google Тренди
Переглядайте в Google Трендах пошуки термінів "Криптовалюта" за часом, місцем і популярністюtrends.google.com.ua

GLOBAL CRYPTOCURRENCY BENCHMARKING STUDY   by Dr Garrick Hileman & Michel Rauchs, 2017

Links  150 Bitcoin ATMs Coming to Ukraine

150 Bitcoin ATMs Coming to Ukraine - Bitcoin News
150 Bitcoin ATMs will be installed in Ukraine this year, including 20-30 machines set to be installed on the streets of…news.bitcoin.com

Buy Bitcoin in Ukraine. 10 Bitcoin exchanges

11 Exchanges to Buy Bitcoin in Ukraine
20+ best ways to buy bitcoin in Ukraine. Complete directory of exchanges, brokers, and ATMs.www.buybitcoinworldwide.com

The Foundation of the Development of Social Innovations Crypto Rous (FCR)

CryptoRous - KUNA Bitcoin Agency
The Foundation of the Development of Social Innovations Crypto Rouse (FCR) is an independent scientific and…kuna.ua