Binance halts Russian credit/debit cards including Mastercard and Visa

Binance halts Russian credit/debit cards including Mastercard and Visa

Russian Binance users would not be to transact on the platform using Mastercard (MA) or Visa (V) cards. Binance made the announcement on Twitter.

This comes after the United Nations slapped global sanctions on Russia and all Russian individuals in order to put pressure on the country’s president to halt the country’s attempt to invade Ukraine.

Binance has no choice but to halt the use of Russian Mastercard and Visa credit cards. 

In addition to the exchange platform’s restrictions on Russian Mastercard and Visa cards, all transactions initiated with these companies by financial companies even outside Russia will be unavailable on Binance within the Russian Federation.

All transactions initiated with Russian-issued Mastercard and Visa cards will be unavailable on Binance.

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