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South Korean cryptocurrency exchange Gopax announced on Wednesday that it has frozen and blocked Russian accounts and IP addresses from its platform.
- According to local media, the exchange has blocked around 20 accounts belonging to Russian users.
- Gopax said its restrictions align with the U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control and the European Union’s sanctions against Russia.
- Hong Kong-based Animoca Brands also announced on Friday that it has shuttered its services for Russian users.
- However, not all crypto exchanges share the sentiment, with Binance and Kraken saying they will not freeze individual user accounts on their platforms.