“One of Ukraine’s biggest banks, PrivatBank, announced finalization of testing period for a service providing merchants with an option of accepting bitcoins for their goods.” – URL
The above piece of info was published just days before this;
“Russia’s Biggest Bank Wants to Join R3, Embrace Blockchain and Avoid Bitcoin” – URL
And this is exactly how the proliferation and “adoptation” of Bitcoin will look over the next decade; one country/bank will “ban” it and its competitors will do the opposite, until the incumbents realize the old adage; “if you can’t beat them, join them”.
Anyhow, it does not really matter as it’s just not possible to ban “cryptocurrencies”.
And here’s the ensuing comment thread on the matter at Reddit, if you’d like to comment.