Supreme Court Of Russia Calls For Review Of Bitcoin’s Website Ban
Russia‘s Supreme Court has ordered the St. Petersburg City Court to review an appeal against blocking bitcoininfo.ru, a cryptocurrency website, according to RAPSI, the court’s press service.
The Vyborgsky District Court of St. Petersburg, in 2016 granted a prosecutorial request to block the website, according to the court. The court held that information about bitcoin, as “a mean of virtual payment and accumulation,” violated Russian law.
The website, bitcoininfo.ru, is offline as at the time of this report. Bitcoininfor.ru got 85.7% of its traffic from Russian Federation, where it is ranked 884556.
The St. Petersburg city court chose not to review the district court’s decision on appeal.
In March, the city court canceled a decision of the court of first instance to block Internet sites that post information about bitcoin.