The website of OKX, a Seychelles-registered crypto exchange, has been blocked in Russia.
According to Roskomsvoboda’s registry of blacklisted websites, Okx.com IP addresses were blocked due to the decision of the prosecutor general office.
The reasons for thw ban are unknown and no previous public comments related to OKX has been voiced by the agency.
OKX website was blocked according to the article 15.3 of the federal law On the Information, Information Technologies and Protection of Information, according to Roskomnadzor registry.
OKX is the third largest crypto exchange in the world by volume, according to CoinGecko.
The country’s central bank, the Bank of Russia, has been consistently hostile to crypto, a stance which was reiterated in February.
At the same time, the Ministry of Finance official Ivan Chebeskov told the Izvestia newspaper in October that some Russian companies are already using cryptocurrencies for trans-border payments, without naming any particular corporations.