Russian President Vladimir Putin has reportedly granted citizenship to Edward Snowden, turning his legal status from permanent resident to citizen of Russia. The former U.S. National Security Agency intelligence contractor fled to Russia and has lived in the country since 2013 after leaking thousands of classified documents to journalists. Snowden has often mentioned the benefit of cryptocurrencies and said that he actively participated in creating the privacy token Zcash(ZEC). His view on cryptocurrencies seems to clash with those of Putin, who just imposed a ban on the use of digital assets for payment in July.

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