Category: BTC-e

Alexander Vinnik Accused of Laundering Billions Through BTC-e Extradited to France

Russian Alexander Vinnik Accused of Laundering Billions Through BTC-e Extradited to FranceAlexander Vinnik, the Russian-born IT specialist who spent over two years in detention in Greece, where he was arrested on a U.S. warrant, is now in Paris. The alleged BTC-e operator, suspected of laundering at least $4 billion through the now defunct crypto exchange, has been handed over to France after the Greek judiciary turned […]

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Greek Court Suspends Decision to Extradite Alexander Vinnik

Greek Court Suspends Decision to Extradite Alexander VinnikThe Supreme Administrative Court of Greece has suspended a decision to extradite the alleged BTC-e operator Alexander Vinnik. The temporary measure has been imposed to allow the review of an appeal against the extradition. The Russian national, accused of laundering billions of dollars through the now defunct cryptocurrency exchange, started a new hunger strike last […]

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Bitcoin’s Big Price Drop Is the Latest in a Long History of Flash Crashes

Bitcoin's Big Price Drop Reminds Traders of the Long History of Flash CrashesOn Wednesday, June 26, the price of BTC came close to reaching $14K. One hour later, it had dropped by close to 18%. Such events are known as a flash crash, a moment in time where a rapid-sell off happens and often times a few exchanges become inoperable. Over the last few years, especially when […]

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Hackers Have Looted More Bitcoin Than Satoshi’s Entire Stash

Since 2011 Hackers Looted More Bitcoin Than Satoshi's Entire StashEver since cryptocurrencies started gaining value, hackers have targeted exchanges that provide digital asset trading and malicious entities have siphoned billions of dollars worth of bitcoin since 2010. So far, over 1 million of the world’s BTC has been stolen from exchanges and traders continue to leave vast quantities of funds on centralized trading platforms. […]

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BTC-e Operator Alexander Vinnik Terminates His Hunger Strike

Alexander Vinnik Terminates His Hunger StrikeThe alleged operator of the infamous BTC-e exchange, Alexander Vinnik, has terminated his hunger strike more than 80 days after he started the protest against his detention in Greece. Vinnik’s condition is serious and he needs specialized medical attention to recuperate. Also read: Cryptocurrency Exchange Exmo Opens Branch in Turkey Russia’s Ombudsman Visits Vinnik in […]

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Report: Troubled Crypto Exchange Wex Finds New Owner

Report: Troubled Crypto Exchange Wex Finds New OwnerCryptocurrency exchange Wex, successor of the infamous BTC-e, has a new owner. Dmitry Havchenko, a former Ukrainian entrepreneur turned separatist fighter, has reportedly bought the coin trading platform through a family member. He now wants to restore it and also to track down the lost “Vinnik’s treasure.” Also read: BTC-e Operator Alexander Vinnik to Go […]

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Court Drops Charges Against Alleged Btc-e Operator Alexander Vinnik

The lawsuit against alleged Btc-e operator Alexander Vinnik for “fraud, money laundering, and other grave crimes” filed in Cyprus has reportedly been dropped. His lawyer says the case “fell apart at the very early stage” at the initiative of the plaintiffs themselves. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, Community Calls for Positive Regulations Lawsuit […]

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BTC-e Operator Alexander Vinnik to Go on Hunger Strike, Lawyer Says

Vinnik to Go on Hunger Strike, Lawyer SaysAlexander Vinnik, the suspected operator of the infamous BTC-e exchange, plans to start a hunger strike on Monday, days before his next court hearing. The Russian, who has been accused by U.S. authorities of laundering billions of dollars through the now-defunct crypto trading platform, fears he is not going to receive a fair trial.   […]

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BTC-e Successor Wex Loses .nz Domain

BTC-e Successor Wex Loses .nz DomainWex, the digital asset trading platform that inherited the now-defunct BTC-e exchange, has lost its wex.nz domain. According to New Zealand’s Domain Name Commission (DNC), the internet address was registered with fake contact details. Wex users have complained that they are unable to withdraw their funds from the platform.   Also read: Crypto Detectives Project […]

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Greek Court Accused of Violating the Rights of Alleged Btc-e Operator, Postpones Hearing

Greek Court Accused of Violating the Rights of Btc-e's Vinnik, Postpones HearingThe judges at the Greek supreme court have been accused of violating Alexander Vinnik’s rights. The alleged Btc-e operator has been detained in Greece since July last year. The hearing against his extradition to France has also reportedly been postponed. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Rights Violation Alexander Vinnik, who allegedly […]

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10 Days That Shook the World of Bitcoin

10 Days That Shocked the World of BitcoinWhen Bitcoin’s history is written, the following events will command a chapter apiece. Bitcoin is a creeping revolution that does not lend itself to listicles, and thus any such attempt is destined to fall short. What follows, therefore, is a potted history of a transformative technology whose greatest moments have yet to come. In chronological […]

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Alleged BTC-e Operator’s Lawyer Says Greek Court Decided on Extradition to Russia

Alleged BTC-e Operator’s Lawyer Says Greek Court Decided on Extradition to RussiaThe lawyer for the alleged BTC-e exchange operator, Alexander Vinnik, claims that the Greek supreme court has decided to extradite him back to his motherland. If true, this would be a significant blow to US authorities’ attempts to get their hands on Vinnik and extract information from him about Russian hackers. Also Read: The Daily: Luxury […]

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The Daily: Bitcoin Art Merges Canvas and Augmented Reality, Bitmain IPO Update

The Daily: Bitcoin Art Merges Canvas and Augmented Reality, Bitmain IPO UpdateIn today’s edition of The Daily we feature an interesting art exhibition which merges augmented reality technology with oil paintings inspired by Bitcoin and cryptocurrency culture. We also cover updates about the Bitmain IPO, ASX’s “blockchain” deployment and Alexander Vinnik’s extradition case. Also Read: Binance Wants to Invest in Africa, Reaches Out to African Projects […]

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Russian Extradition Request Complicates Fate of Suspected Btc-e Owner

Russian Extradition Request Complicates Fate of Suspected Btc-e OwnerA court in Thessaloniki, Greece has accepted an extradition request from Russia for suspected Btc-e operator, Alexander Vinnik. Last month, a French request for Vinnik’s extradition was also accepted by Greece. Also Read: Markets Update: Monster Liquidations and Flash Crash Fear Russian Extradition Request Accepted for Alexander Vinnik Accepted by Greek Court A senior panel of […]

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US Secret Service Asks Congress for Help to Prevent Illicit Use of Privacy Coins

US Secret Service Asks Congress for Help to Prevent Illicit Use of Privacy CoinsThe US Secret Service is worried about the illicit use of cryptocurrencies. A high-ranking official of the agency has urged Congress to consider additional legislation to address anonymity-enhanced cryptocurrencies and services intended to obscure transactions on blockchains such as tumblers or mixers. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Undermining US Laws Deputy […]

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