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September 11, 2016, 12:08:15 AM
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No LocalBitcoins Access For Russian Users

This news comes on the heels of Russia announcing their plans not to ban Bitcoin entirely. While the country is not openly embracing cryptocurrency, they want to keep a somewhat open mind. Blocking platforms such as LocalBitcoins contradicts those messages entirely. Moreover, with WebMoney announcing their plans to accept Bitcoin, blocking access to LocalBitcoins seems even stranger.

The decision to block LocalBitcoins was made on July 5th of 2016, albeit it did not go into effect until recently. Most of the internet providers in the country have adhered to this new ruling and blocked the site completely. It is expected the remaining ISPs will apply these measures in the coming days.

Now that cryptocurrency will not be subject to legal punishment in Russia, it is impossible to tell what the future will hold. These conflicting messages will not do Bitcoin adoption in the country any favors. Then again, cryptocurrency adoption does not necessarily hinge on governments playing nice.

It is not the first a country decides to take action against LocalBitcoins. Over a year ago, the company had to halt services in Germany as well. Restricting access to the website by the government is a whole different matter, though. For now, the company has not responded to this decision.

http://www.newsbtc.com/2016/09/10/russian-isps-start-restricting-access-localbitcoins/



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September 11, 2016, 02:53:59 AM
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Not really a big deal. It's like torrent trackers, get one major site down, and new and better alternatives will pop up, ready to serve people.

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