Bitcoin price consolidates at $625 while two websites related to cryptocurrencies are blocked Russia, ETC is added to the Jaxx wallet and DECENT content distribution network ICO is finally launched. These are just some of the news from the past week.
Two websites related to cryptocurrencies have been blocked in Russia this week. September 3, hosting provider timeweb.com, has blocked Bitcoininfo.ru pursuant to a notification from Roskomnadzor, (Russia’s Federal Service for Supervision in the Sphere of Telecom, Information Technologies and Mass Communications) stating that the website in question is now added to Russia’s Internet blacklist. This was preceded by the ruling of a St. Petersburg-based court dated July 18, 2016 following a district attorney’s lawsuit “in behalf of the public at large.”
The website’s owners have then switched to a different provider registering a mirror domain at Cryptorussia.ru. They also plan to challenge the court ruling. Remarkably, the notorious list of sources of information banned in Russia currently lacks bitcoininfo.ru.
Later the same week some providers started blocking Localbitcoins pursuant to a similar notification from Roskomnadzor. Again this was preceded by another court ruling originating from St. Petersburg, this time dated July 5, 2016.