and restricting Russian-tied accounts

Quick Take

  • and are restricting accounts connected to Russia.
  • Affected users have time to withdraw their custodial funds.
  • The actions are a result of government sanctions issued by the EU. and have notified users that they are enforcing restrictions connected to Russia. will longer provide custodial and rewards services to Russian nationals, according to emails sent to users yesterday and seen by The Block. Notified users have until Oct. 27 to withdraw custodial funds and rewards — after which their accounts will be blocked. Rewards accruals are already blocked.

The crypto financial services company said the restrictions are a result of government sanctions recently issued by the European Union. has already blocked users affected by the EU regulations from accessing the app. The emails, dated Oct. 14 and seen by The Block, do not provide any information regarding withdrawals — so it is assumed that withdrawing funds from is not an option.


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The crypto exchange company also said the restrictions are a result of the new regulations.

The moves follow recent actions from NFT company Dapper Labs, which blocked accounts tied to Russia about a week ago. The company, which created CryptoKitties and the Flow blockchain, also said its actions were a direct result of EU sanctions — adding that while affected users cannot access or transfer their NFTs, they still own them.

The Block reached out to both and for comment and will update accordingly.

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Adam is the managing editor for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He is based in central Europe and was a managing editor and podcast host at the crypto exchange OKX's former research arm, OKX Insights. Before that, he co-founded, which he elevated into one of the leading crypto media brands at its peak as the editor-in-chief. Earlier, he served as the editor-in-chief at Before joining the blockchain and crypto industry, he worked for, and He tweets via @XBT002 and can be emailed at [email protected].