Russian Cryptocurrency Exchange Aggregator BestChange Ready To Resume Operations
The recognized and popular cryptocurrency exchange aggregator BestChange will be resuming its operations after a decision by the government to block the platform. The information was released on May 7 by the news site Forklog.
Russian Crypto Exchange Resumes Operations
During a conversation with Forklog, the head of public relations and marketing for the exchange, Nikita Zuborev, explained that in the coming days the exchange will be unblocked after a court hearing.
Back on March 12, a district court in Omsk, one of the largest cities in Russia, ordered to block the platform. This is why the Russian telecommunications watchdog Roskommnadzor (RKN) enforced this decision.
Although the platform was blocked by the RKN, BestChange was able to operate thanks to VPN services, allowing users to have access to the different features of the platform. Nonetheless, the website remains unavailable for users entering from Russian IPs.
This is not the first time that the Russian government decided to block the crypto platform. BestChange was launched back in 2007 before even digital assets were created. The main intention was to offer reliable and secure fiat-to-crypto exchanges. At the moment, there are over 220 different websites that allow users to trade virtual currencies.
Additionally, the Roskomnadzor has been trying to block the popular messaging application Telegram. The app created by Pavel Durov has faced different attacks from the Russian government that wanted to shut it down.
Moreover, the regulatory agency was also able to block around 20 million Google IP addresses. Moreover, they have also blocked Amazon’s addresses. This affected the whole market, including companies such as Viber, Microsoft and Windows. Meanwhile, Telegram remained operational.