Bitcoin Price Could Hit $15,000 This Year

Christopher Matta, Goldman Sachs

According to my estimates, the recent tx spam on the ETH network cost up to ~$15m USD

Vitalik Buterin

Japan Shares Blockchain Developments With Russian FinTech Association

The Russian FinTech association has announced its recent partnership with the FinTech Association of Japan (FAJ). The partners intend to exchange data, developments and experience in blockchain industry and conduct various financial technology researches.
The companies are planning to jointly create programs and solutions for fintech ecosystems development in Russia and Japan.
Tatiana Zharkova, FinTech Association Managing Director, stated that FinTech is planning to share its experience on Masterchain development with FAJ.
As a reminder, Masterchain is a platform that could become a future foundation of the national blockchain infrastructure of Russia.
It is noteworthy that back in June, FinTech officials announced their plans on blockchain system prototypes testing focused on financial documents exchange.