Daily Roundup – October 17, 2017

According to RT, the communications minister in Russia has stated that cryptocurrency mining in the country will be banned once the CryptoRuble is issued.

According to Ars Technica, the U.S. Department of Justice has indicted two men in China for the distribution of fentanyl to the United States. The two men are said to have sold their product via unnamed darknet markets.

According to Fortune, Ben Bernanke thinks bitcoin will fail. He said governments will eventually crack down on the digital commodity if it ever threatens the model of government-controlled money.

Over at Quartz, photos from Xapo’s bitcoin vault in a Swiss mountain were published.

According to The Heisenberg Report, Goldman Sachs does not think bitcoin is a threat to the gold market.

Featured image via Pixabay.

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