Russian Supreme Court to Decide the Fate of Bitcoin Sites

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The Supreme Court of Russia has taken upon itself the responsibility to decide a case that may become a precedent for the crypto sector. The highest judicial authority in the country has accepted an appeal against the blocking of a popular Russian analytical portal – Bitcoininfo.ru. Its decision will affect dozens of crypto websites with restricted access, including foreign platforms like Localbitcoins.com.

Setting a Precedent

Lawyers from the Roskomsvoboda project and the Center for Digital Rights law firm have appealed the blocking of Bitcoininfo.ru, issued by a local court in Saint Petersburg in 2016. They are also fighting restrictions imposed on access to the popular Finland-based peer-to-peer exchange platform Localbitcoins.com. Experts say the decision of the highest judicial authority is likely to become a precedent for the whole crypto sector in Russia.

This is the first cassation appeal against the blocking of bitcoin-related source to be reviewed by the Supre
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