ApeCoin Staking Site Blocked In Multiple Countries Including US

ApeCoin Staking Site Blocked In Multiple Countries Including The US!

Earlier today, Blockchain company Horizen Labs, who is in charge of creating and managing the long-awaited staking system for Bored Ape Yacht Club’s token ApeCoin, has revealed that the official site to stake $APE, Apestake.io, may be difficult for some people around the world to access

GeoBlocked Site

Due to certain regulations, the website which will launch on December 5th, will be Geoblocked in a number of major countries including the United States, Canada, North Korea, Syria, Iran, Cuba, Russia, Crimea, Donetsk, and Luhansk.

“We are aware that geoblocking some users in North America is inconvenient for many members of the ApeCoin community. Unfortunately, in today’s regulatory environment, we had no good alternative.” The team wrote.

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Community Backlash

Understandably, this announcement caused Horizen Labs massive backlash from the community, who argued that the team should have notified this fact much earlier.

Despite the fact that users from the listed countries won’t be able to access the staking site directly however, there have been speculations and sumors surrounding the staking system that users could still be able to stake through front-end sites or by using VPNs.

And although this speculation hasn’t been confirmed or denied by the team, it has also received a fair share of criticism from the community as well. With some users arguing that this will open a door for many scammers and hackers to create fake Apecoin staking sites in the future.

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