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January 17, 2015, 11:28:07 AM
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First off i apologize if this was already posted somewhere else ( there is so many topics and I did try to search for this already ).

I just read that Russia has blocked several major bitcoin sites and plans on introducing fines to users and business if found they are (now) illegally "mining, or issuing Bitcoin or other digital currencies.” Source Russia Blocks Several Bitcoin Websites

this is bunch of BS if you ask me. What is next? Do we see other European countries following this lead, or is it just another attempt by the Russian Gov. to control the financial system in their "righteous fight against the West"?
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January 17, 2015, 11:32:37 AM
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First off i apologize if this was already posted somewhere else ( there is so many topics and I did try to search for this already ).

I just read that Russia has blocked several major bitcoin sites and plans on introducing fines to users and business if found they are (now) illegally "mining, or issuing Bitcoin or other digital currencies.” Source Russia Blocks Several Bitcoin Websites

this is bunch of BS if you ask me. What is next? Do we see other European countries following this lead, or is it just another attempt by the Russian Gov. to control the financial system in their "righteous fight against the West"?

That some pure shit if you ask me too mate ... but at least & at least (that's the only good side I see on what they did) they didn't ban the whole BTC network  , I mean people in Russia still can send & receive/buy & sell their Bitcoins even if not from exchangers but from regular people like here in btc talk for example . Other then that .. yes they screwed up badly

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January 17, 2015, 11:37:00 AM
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That some pure shit if you ask me too mate ... but at least & at least (that's the only good side I see on what they did) they didn't ban the whole BTC network  , I mean people in Russia still can send & receive/buy & sell their Bitcoins even if not from exchangers but from regular people like here in btc talk for example . Other then that .. yes they screwed up badly

exactly... but my main worry is the Russian Gov. won't stop just there, but will expand the ban to all the cryptocurrencies and block all the other major bitcoin/crypto sites...

I mean i would not be surprised at some point they block bitcointalk.org too sheeesh... :/
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January 17, 2015, 11:39:15 AM
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That some pure shit if you ask me too mate ... but at least & at least (that's the only good side I see on what they did) they didn't ban the whole BTC network  , I mean people in Russia still can send & receive/buy & sell their Bitcoins even if not from exchangers but from regular people like here in btc talk for example . Other then that .. yes they screwed up badly

exactly... but my main worry is the Russian Gov. won't stop just there, but will expand the ban to all the cryptocurrencies and block all the other major bitcoin/crypto sites...

I mean i would not be surprised at some point they block bitcointalk.org too sheeesh... :/

How they are banning them exactly anyway ? simply get their host website informations and contact the host providers to shut it down ?
Couldn't someone just  buy a host outside Russia and start his own website , no one will know anything about it unless they are spying in people  Roll Eyes
Unless those exchange websites etc .. have official offices their on Russia then this is another story .

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January 17, 2015, 11:43:02 AM
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the major Russian ISPs are blocking these sites, so no1 inside Russia can access them now.

As far as the hosting at other countries, yes that is possible, but the ISP can again block these sites from accessing from Russia.

I mean look at the internet censorship in China for example.. it is pretty much easy to block anything you want if you are the Gov.
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January 17, 2015, 12:12:11 PM
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..and here some Americans are complaining about the U.S. government and our 'regulations.' lol.

Putin is ruthless.  And if it's one guy you never want to mess with...it's him.
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January 17, 2015, 12:35:18 PM
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..and here some Americans are complaining about the U.S. government and our 'regulations.' lol.

Putin is ruthless.  And if it's one guy you never want to mess with...it's him.

it definitely looks like he lost the compass.
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January 17, 2015, 01:10:24 PM
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they should ban their own currency, which is used for drug and other crap more than bitcoin, in their country at least
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January 17, 2015, 02:09:15 PM
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A gas station with a midget in a rusty tank bans bitcoin.....
I'm scared
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January 17, 2015, 09:00:05 PM
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A gas station with a midget in a rusty tank bans bitcoin.....
I'm scared


actually they have pretty good tanks, operated by the Russian bears, running on cheap oil now which is crippling their economy.

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January 19, 2015, 01:01:24 PM
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Russia is like the DARK WORLD of bitcoin. You are never quite sure what you will get from her. They always keep the bitcoin community over there with these bans.

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January 19, 2015, 02:33:24 PM
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No that won't stop or shutdown bitcoin network entirely. Bitcoiners can still exchange bitcoin with one another and use it for payment as long as it is among individuals. That's barely a hiccup.

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January 19, 2015, 05:10:50 PM
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That only makes it more difficult for the average Joe to get BTC but smarter Russians know how to get around those difficulties.
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January 20, 2015, 02:24:19 AM
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That only makes it more difficult for the average Joe to get BTC but smarter Russians know how to get around those difficulties.

Indeed, but we want to attract the average joes as well.. at least eventually.
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January 21, 2015, 06:39:48 PM
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That only makes it more difficult for the average Joe to get BTC but smarter Russians know how to get around those difficulties.


thats correct, but according to the article if caught they are facing some hefty fines. And who knows what else Mr.Putin will decide to enforce upon Russians... he is slowly losing it if you ask me ( though some might argue he lost it long time ago .. )
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January 21, 2015, 07:33:02 PM
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Putin is making vodka cheap to make the population happy, thats how he deals with shit, oh and of course theres no legal ban on using Bitcoin in Russia just yet, mostly because the government can't seem to draft a workable piece of legislation.

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January 21, 2015, 07:37:34 PM
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They can close a few sites but the can never ban bitcoin, it is impossible. However I hope that they one day will accept completely bitcoin , why should they ban him ? It is better than them coin (ruble).
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January 23, 2015, 07:11:22 AM
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Russians are too much of nationalists to accept any other currency than their own ruble.

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January 23, 2015, 03:55:21 PM
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Found this website, pretty related to OP's news Cheesy

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January 24, 2015, 06:58:19 AM
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they are afraid that if the ruble will weaken even all Russian move to Bitcoin. it is more stable
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