Nasdaq-listed Coinbase has blocked over 25,000 crypto wallet addresses believed to be associated with Russian individuals and entities engaging in illicit activities. 

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Fast facts

  • Coinbase, the largest U.S. crypto exchange, said it will not impose a blanket ban on all Russian wallet addresses but is committed to complying with sanctions.
  • The U.S. had requested that crypto exchanges comply with Western sanctions to apply further financial pressure on Russia in response to its invasion of Ukraine.
  • The world’s largest crypto exchange, Binance, has said that it intends to comply with sanctions imposed on Russia, but like Coinbase, it has not blocked individual users. 

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