Russia Bans Cointelegraph
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Russia has banned Cointelegraph. The well-known news outlet has been on a list of banned websites since 2017.

According to Cointelegraph, the website's URL was included in Roskmonadzor's blacklist file mailed to ISPs yesterday.

A developer who wished to stay anonymous told Cointelegraph that "an XML file with Cointelegraph's URL has been privately distributed among ISPs."

Russia Bans Cointelegraph
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The head of Eastern Europe & Central Asia Desk at Reporters Without Borders, Johann Bihr, said that the blocking of the website "is one more sign that Russia's online censorship system is becoming more powerful."

Earlier one of the largest private commercial banks in Russia, Alfa-Bank JSC, in cooperation with X5 Retail Group launched Russia's first liquidity management blockchain service.

Back in 2018, a cryptocurrency exchange YoBit ceased to be available to residents of Russia.

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