Detained employees of crypto exchanges were released in Afghanistan : in Afghanistan, previously detained employees of crypto exchanges were released, employees of crypto exchanges in Afghanistan, who were detained earlier in August, were released.

This became known to the publication . Four of the six well-known Afghan cryptocurrency exchanges were located in Herat, the westernmost province of Afghanistan, near the border with Iran.

According to the head of one of the local crypto exchanges, who wished to remain anonymous for security reasons, the arrested were first told about the impossibility of further operations with cryptocurrency, and then released. At the same time, according to the interlocutor of the publication, they did not receive a preliminary warning and did not know that crypto assets were banned. He denied the information that the assets of the sites were allegedly confiscated. Bitcoin from TradingView Earlier in August it became known that the Central Bank of Afghanistan, controlled by the Taliban who came to power (the movement is recognized as terrorist and banned in Russia), imposed a ban on mining and circulation of cryptocurrencies in the country.

As Bloomberg wrote, the ban was introduced against the background of the fact that some Afghans began using cryptocurrency to store funds, as well as transfer finances to other countries.