The site of one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges in terms of trading volume, Binance, was included in the list of resources prohibited in Russia on the basis of a court decision, the press service of Roskomnadzor confirmed to Interfax.
“The page was included in the Unified Register of Prohibited Information by a court decision based on the requirements of the Federal Law” On the Central Bank of the Russian Federation, “the RKN said in its response to the agency's request on Friday.
Earlier on Friday, Binance announced on its VKontakte page that on September 24, they received a notification from Roskomnadzor that their site binance.com was included in the register of sites with information prohibited in the Russian Federation. According to the company, it follows from the RKN letter that information about the possibility of acquiring electronic cryptocurrency (Bitcoin) is prohibited.
Binance said they were not notified of the trial.
“Previously, we did not receive notifications from law enforcement and civil government services, as well as from the judiciary about the presence of any claims or court decisions. At present, we have consulted with specialists in the field of jurisprudence,” the company said in a statement.
They added that they continue to provide services to Russian users in full, clients' funds are safe.