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Russian Court Bans Websites Explaining How to Trade Bitcoin

A court in Russia’s Perm region has decided to block a number of websites describing how to exchange cryptocurrency for fiat cash. Local prosecutors claim the dissemination of this type of information is against the law in Russia as it may facilitate the laundering of illicit funds. Kungur City Court Blocks Crypto-Related Sites The Kungur City Court in the Russian Perm Krai region has upheld a request filed by the Beryozovsky District Prosecutor’s Office to take down several internet sites detailing various methods of cashing out bitcoin. The prosecutors who discovered the crypto platforms insist the publishing of such content…

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Best Cryptocurrency Trading Sites

There are dozens of cryptocurrency trading sites all over the world. With the continuous expansion of digital assets, users want to get access to them in easier ways. […]

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Russia’s telecom regulator blacklists Binance website

The website of the Binance exchange is still available without additional access tools, platform says crypto funds are safe. Authorities in Russia appear to be going after Binance — the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange — as its domain is now in the list of prohibited websites in the country. On Sept. 24, Binance officially announced on its Russian Telegram channel that Russian telecom regulator Roskomnadzor has added the website to the register of platforms disseminating prohibited information. According to the announcement, Binance has been placed in the list due to distribution of data related to the acquisition of digital currencies…

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Authorities block Russia’s top crypto exchange aggregator

The website is still accessible through VPNs and mirrors. BestChange.ru, a major cryptocurrency website in Russia, has got blocked shortly after local lawmakers finally passed the country’s crypto legislation. An aggregator of about 400 local crypto exchange websites, BestChange.ru website was blocked by Russian telecom regulator Roskomnadzor on Aug. 26. The website is still available through the use of VPN services as well as mirror websites like BestChange.net, according to a popup announcement on BestChange.ru. According to an announcement on local social media VK.com, BestChange.ru website was blocked alongside a bunch of other industry sites for “mentions of Bitcoin cryptocurrency." According…

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Cyprus SEC Blacklists 7 Investment and Crypto-Related Websites

The Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission blacklists another batch of allegedly illegal firms offering crypto and FX trading. Cyprus, a major international business center and tax haven, is warning investors against several suspicious websites offering foreign exchange and digital currency investment.The Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission issued a warning against seven firms that have apparently been operating illegally.Published by the CySEC on Aug. 6, the warning document says that none of the listed companies belong to an entity that has been granted approval for providing investment services. The list notes fxg.market, 247firstinvest.com, keyoncapital.com, procloudoptions.online, cryptotradecentr.com, fxgrowcapital.com, and meritkapital.net.One of the…

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Web Traffic on Global Crypto Exchanges Surged 13% in July

Crypto analytics startup ICO Analytics reveals the fastest growing crypto exchanges and DeFi protocols in terms of web traffic. Global crypto exchanges have reportedly seen a significant increase in web traffic in July as cryptocurrency prices gained momentum.According to data from crypto analytics startup ICO Analytics, web traffic on global crypto exchanges increased by 13% on average in July 2020. Illia Kmez, head of content at ICO Analytics, told Cointelegraph that centralized crypto exchanges added 26% in web traffic since December 2020. In order to provide calculations, the startup analyzed web traffic of around 100 exchanges including international trading platforms and…

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Coinbase Follows Huobi in Supporting .Crypto Domains-Based Payments

Coinbase Wallet now allows to register and store “.crypto” domains, featuring payments through domain handles instead of cryptographic addresses. Coinbase Wallet, a service of the largest crypto exchange in the United States, now supports “.crypto” domains via an integration with blockchain domain provider Unstoppable Domains.Coinbase users can now send payments to each other by simply typing a .crypto domain instead of using long-form cryptographic addresses, Unstoppable Domains told Cointelegraph on Aug. 5.By introducing the new integration, Coinbase Wallet joins major crypto exchange Huobi, which announced a similar feature in late June. Brad Kam, co-founder of Unstoppable Domains, says that Coinbase Wallet…

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Winklevoss’ Gemini to Offer Custody of .Crypto Blockchain Domains

Users can now store Unstoppable Domains’ .crypto addresses with Gemini Custody. Unstoppable Domains, a major blockchain domain provider, is hitting another milestone as Winklevoss brothers' Gemini exchange now offers custody for its ".crypto" domains.Starting from July 23, users can store their ".crypto" addresses obtained through Unstoppable Domains with Gemini Custody — a tool that is designed to store crypto assets in a regulated, secure and compliant manner.Domain registrars 101domain and EnCirca are among the first usersRegistrars of traditional DNS domains are being targeted as top customers of the new service. Providers like 101domain and EnCirca will be the first resellers…

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Verisign Wins US Patent for Blockchain Powered Domain Names

Verisign, a publicly traded company providing domain name registry services, has been granted a blockchain-based patent. Verisign, a major domain name registry that controls the ‘.com’ and ‘.net’ domains, has acquired a patent that applies blockchain tech to domain names.The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) granted patent number 10,721,060 to Verisign on July 21.Addresses instead of numbersTitled Domain name blockchain user addresses, the new patent outlines some major benefits and technical advantages associated with registrants utilizing their domain name system (DNS) domain names in a blockchain network.It can provide the ability to use domain names purchased in the…

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Verisign Wins US Patent for Blockchain Powered Domain Names

Verisign, a publicly traded company providing domain name registry services, has been granted a blockchain-based patent. Verisign, a major domain name registry that controls the ‘.com’ and ‘.net’ domains, has acquired a patent that applies blockchain tech to domain names.The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) granted patent number 10,721,060 to Verisign on July 21.Addresses instead of numbersTitled Domain name blockchain user addresses, the new patent outlines some major benefits and technical advantages associated with registrants utilizing their domain name system (DNS) domain names in a blockchain network.It can provide the ability to use domain names purchased in the…

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