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Russian court order removes Binance website from regulator–s blacklist

The website of the world–s largest cryptocurrency exchange, Binance, is no longer formally blacklisted in Russia, according to a new court ruling.

According to a Jan. 21 report by Russian news agency Kommersant,
the Arkhangelsk Regional Court has annulled a previous decision to
blacklist the Binance website in Russia.
According to Cointelegraph, Binance–s head of operations for Russia
and the CIS, Gleb Kostarev, confirmed the news and stated that the
court hearing took place on Jan. 20.
The latest court decision reverts a previous ruling made in 2020. In
September, Binance declared that its website came on the list of
prohibited websites by Russian telecom regulator Roskomnadzor. The
regulator blacklisted the website based on a court decision charging the
site for disseminating prohibited information. Despite the block, the
website was still available in Russia without additional access tools
such as VPNs.
At the time of publication, the Binance website still appears on
Roskomnadzor–s list of prohibited sites, but access is not restricted.
Kostarev stated that Binance is still waiting for the court documents on
the latest decision, which the company expects to receive in the next
two weeks. –After getting a document we will send a notification to
remove us from the list, he added.
The executive also noted that the blacklisting has not impacted
Binance–s trading volumes in the Russian market. –Though the
September ban had no impact on our volumes in Russia, for us it was
important to protect our reputation and appeal in this case, Kostarev

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