Kazakhstan’s authorities confirm they blocked access to Coinbase: Report

The Ministry of Culture and Information of Kazakhstan has officially confirmed they have blocked the Coinbase website in the country. The authorities of Kazakhstan have been blocking local IPs’ access to Coinbase since September at least.  

According to a Nov. 7 report from a local news outlet, Kursiv, access to the Coinbase website was blocked by an order of the Ministry of Culture and Information. Ministry representatives explained to journalists that the request came from a different government body, the Ministry of Digital Development, which accused Coinbase of violating the Law on Digital Assets.

The Law on Digital Assets, enacted in February 2023, bans the issuance and trading of…

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