Russia’s Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media (also known as Roskomnadzor) has reportedly blocked bestchange.ru for the third time on August 26, 2020, according to this facebook post released by the outlet. Bestchange is a cryptocurrency exchange based monitoring website that primarily serves visitors in Russia.
“Dear subscribers, our domain BestChange.ru has again been blocked in the territory of the Russian Federation. Unfortunately, regional prosecutors continue to sue BestChange and other sites for mentioning Bitcoin cryptocurrency”
A concerning trend taking place in Russia, no doubt, especially considering that BestChange.ru does not actually engage in trading cryptocurrency directly, it merely acts as a resource for cryptocurrency liquidity and pricing.
Like in it’s other two cases which were successfully overturned, BestChange plans to appeal the court ruling and currently recommends users use a web proxy to access the website if they are blocked by these new measures.