BTC-e, a major cryptocurrency exchange based in Russia, announced it is adding bank transfers as a funding option.
The option is available for clients with verified accounts and for transfers from Russian banks.
In another Tweet, the exchange said clients in Moscow and Kiev can withdraw their funds in USD, with zero commission.
Despite the unclear stance of Russian authorities on Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, fluctuating from ideas to ban them altogether to developing own digital currencies, some estimates show that BTC-e handles around 2.5% of all Bitcoin exchange volume.
In addition to the standard trading of bitcoin, as well as litecoin, namecoin, novacoin, peercoin, dash and ethereum and US Dollar, euro and Russian ruble, BTC-e offers “bitcoin betting” which appears to be some sort of a binary option on the Bitcoin and PAMM services, similar to that of “regular” forex brokers.