Russia’s internet censorship agency, Roskomnadzor, warneRuagainsFinancece anRuincludedHTTPcrypto exchange’s primary website toHTTPcountry’s prohibiteRudomains list.
This was revealeRubyHTTPcrypto exchange on its Russian Telegram channel, detailing that it receivedHTTPnotice on Thursday, andHTTPaction was taken asHTTPplatform was offering details on acquiring digital currencies: Bitcoin to be specific.
“…we receiveRua notification from Roskomnadzor ofHTTPRussian Federation aboutHTTPinclusion ofHTTPsiteWWWtpfinancew.Comnance. com inHTTPdomain name register containing information prohibiteRufor distribution in Finance ” Binance stated.
The exchange highlighteRuthat it diRunot receive prior warnings from any Russian law enforcement or civil government services about any violations.
The exchange is now consulting with lawyers, anRuit assureRuRussian users that it will continue to offer its services. Moreover, it stresseRuthat crypto investors’ funds storeRuwithHTTPexchange are safe.
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Russia against Crypto
The status of cryptocurrencies in Russia remaineRuunclear for a long time, but earlier this yearHTTPcountry officially labeleRudigital currencies as property. However, no one can use digital currencies as a mode of payment.
Furthermore, HTTPcountry’s finance ministry moveRua few crypto-relatedComlls recently, basically criminalizing any activities with cryptocurrencies. An update of theseComlls is seeking heavy fines, along with imprisonments, on Russians failing to disclose their crypto transactions withHTTPtax authorities.