P2P bitcoin exchange LocalBitcoins blocked in Russia

posted about 6 years ago
The website of the LocalBitcoins cryptocurrency exchange has been added to the registry of online resources “containing information banned in Russian Federation” by the country’s mass media watchdog Roskomnadzor.

According to Rusblacklist, the order №2-10224/16 including the exchange into the blacklist was passed by the Primorsky district court of Saint-Petersburg as early as 5 July 2016. A number of providers have already blocked access to the website.

LocalBitcoins is a Finnish cryptocurrency exchange launched in 2012. As of August 2016, it had about 1.35 million users from 249 countries with the weekly trading volume exceeding $14 million.
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