The Oligarchs are very loyal to their tribe, they see Russia as their archenemy.
President Vladimir Putin, The Russian Federation
You can flag an address and then flag all addresses that they are sent to. Actually, anyone can flag any address on any of the main blockchain explorers. SPLC and other groups actually did this with Andrew Anglen's Daily Stormer BTC address. Feds and NGO's would monitor the addresses that sent to Andrew's address. If the person that sent money to Daily Stormer sent it from one of the Exchanges like Coinbase, SPLC could get Coinbase to give the actual name of the person that sent it and then dox.How do you impose sanctions on a Bitcoin address?
Thanks for the great explanation. Now I understand why Anglin is so insistent on Monero.You can flag an address and then flag all addresses that they are sent to. Actually, anyone can flag any address on any of the main blockchain explorers. SPLC and other groups actually did this with Andrew Anglen's Daily Stormer BTC address. Feds and NGO's would monitor the addresses that sent to Andrew's address. If the person that sent money to Daily Stormer sent it from one of the Exchanges like Coinbase, SPLC could get Coinbase to give the actual name of the person that sent it and then dox.
Then the exchanges can seize them. Businesses that accept Bitcoin payments can reject them. Of course there are probably some ways around this with "mixing" and after a bitcoin goes through various addresses then it gets more and more difficult to trace them back to the original address, especially when it's disbursed to multiple addresses.
EDIT: Sending to a political dissident's BTC address directly from your account on an exchange is always a very bad idea. I'm sure most people know this but some people have done this and had problems with doxxing.
I just meant that it does not appear to me that the NATO alliance, and "The West" is as strong as say maybe before the fall of Communism. In the United States, the country is nearly divided in half over masks, vax, "racial justice", etc. In terms of national power, Russia is an "adversary" for lack of a better word, but their political ideology seems more based at least at the current time. Maybe I am wrong on that? I just don't think it to be a coincidence that Donald Trump and Putin were able to get along what seemed to be just fine. Less than 4 months in office, Joe Biden directly labels Putin a "killer", and then refuses to debate him over the comment.-snip
Not sure what you’re trying to imply here. That America keeps world peace (lol) or Russian man bad.
M8, can you give me a brief synopsis of what Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan would be fighting about?All of a sudden chatter is appearing in both US and Russian circles about possible escalation in the sense of cutting Russia off from the SWIFT system
Lavrov has made it clear that in case it happens Russia will be ready (they already have their SPFS available yet it's not in use yet. The funny thing is that it, again, will backfire as many countries will have to start using it for the it gas purchases
Европарламент предлагает отключить Россию от международной системы передачи межбанковских платежей SWIFT и отказаться от нефти и газа «в случае продолжения агрессии на Украине». Об этом говорится в проекте резолюции, опубликованной на сайте Европарламента 28 апреля.iz.ru
The situation Ukraine remains tense, never mind that some say it has been de escalated. Zelensky can't withdraw without losing his head and he can't advance without losing his country. However the Americans/British are still egging them on. Russia, Germany and France have no interest in any sort of escalation and are trying to work this out (through a summit/ possibly new deal)
Mysterious energy attacks on the White House. Everything 'mysterious' , 'likely' and 'according to independent sources'.
In addition, after the 2014 explosion in Czechia and the Slowakian Sputnik V vaccine overturn Russia is now also being accused of blowing up several arms depots in Bulgaria
It's clear what the US' goal is, cut Russia off completely from the rest of Europe. Some fabrications here and there don't matter. Cancelling NordStream2 will be the icing on the cake.
Border clashes between Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. Both are former FSU and CSTO members. More work to do for Putin, can't have any unrest on its southern borders.