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Russian president Vladimir Putin has stated that use of Bitcoin “as some kind of unit in some account” is “possible” in a surprisingly supportive gesture towards the currency
A court in Ekaterinburg, Russia has effectively lifted the ban to Bitcoin-related websites blocked in January by authorities.
Representatives of Smile Expo and BTCsec.com, two of the many websites that have been blocked by the Russian government attended the first session of Sverdlovsk Oblast court.
Ivan Tikhonov, founder of Russia’s blocked Bitcoin website, Btcsec, goes to court to fight the ban, but expects further steps from the authorities to suppress Bitcoin activities.
Ivan Tikhonov is the founder of the BTCsec.com and Bitcoin expert. Moreover, he is a Bitcoin activist since 2011, and helps people learn about Bitcoin technology and benefits. We were able to get an exclusive interview with him.
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