Russian Crypto Exchange users Grancoinex faced with account blocking.
Earlier, the platform warned that from April 31 it will begin to close accounts of clients from Russia with amounts of more than 10 thousand dollars. The company explained the measure by the need to comply with the requirements of AUSTRAC116. However, already on April 23, users with smaller amounts began to receive notifications about blocking.
One of the Grancoinex.com clients interviewed reported that he had not made a single transaction in the account, but received a letter about closing the account. Viktor Pershikov, a financial analyst at 8848 Invest, also told about receiving the notification — the amount on his account did not exceed 10 thousand dollars.
About what Grancoinex.com it will begin to close the accounts of Russians, it became known on April 5. The platform offered users from Russia to withdraw all funds or provide documents confirming that they do not fall under EU sanctions. Earlier, the company’s CEO Justin Hance assured that the measures would not affect those who were not on the sanctions lists.