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A Russian national accused of laundering billions of dollars on the now-defunct crypto exchange BTC-e could soon be extradited to France following a court decision. Since his arrest last summer, Alexander Vinnik has been at the center of a legal tug-of-war between the governments of Russia, the U.S. and, more recently, France, all of which …

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Users of WEX, the cryptocurrency exchange built on the ashes of BTC-e, are reporting withdrawal problems, raising new questions about an already mysterious trading platform. “‏Dear Wex, when withdraws will enable ??” asked Twitter user Alireza Moosavi on Friday, joining a crowd of Wex customers complaining they couldn’t withdraw their funds for the second day in …

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For a cryptocurrency exchange that has seen its bitcoin price trade at a market premium since launch, the spike to nearly $9,000 on the WEX exchange on Wednesday was an outlier. Some background: in July of last year, U.S. and international law enforcement took aim at BTC-e, the long-running – and long-mysterious – cryptocurrency exchange. …

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The year of 2017 was a fantastic year for some Bitcoin users, but others were not so lucky with the cryptocurrency. Below, we’ll look at some of the most impressive success stories of the year, as well as the profiles of people who probably wish they’d never touched Bitcoin at all. It’s a highly erratic …

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Greece’s Supreme Court has upheld a US request to extradite alleged former BTC-e operator Alexander Vinnik. Reports Wednesday confirm the support of sending the embattled Russian citizen to the US, where he faces money laundering charges. Greece’s justice minister will now decide the ultimate outcome, with Russia and the US vying for custody of Vinnik …

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A Greek court has given the green light for the extradition of alleged bitcoin money launderer Alexander Vinnik to the U.S. Said to be the former operator of defunct bitcoin exchange BTC-e, Vinnik is wanted by authorities in both Russia and the U.S. on different charges. As previously reported by CoinDesk, Vinnik had appealed to …

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Get Trading Recommendations and Read Analysis on Hacked.com for just $39 per month. Alleged bitcoin launderer and BTC-e administrator Alexander Vinnik is likely to stand trial in the U.S. after a Greek court denied his appeal against the extradition order. Earlier this year, Greek courts had approved extradition requests from both the U.S. and Russia. …

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Get Trading Recommendations and Read Analysis on Hacked.com for just $39 per month. As CCN previously reported, 38-year-old Russian national Alexander Vinnik was arrested in July while vacationing in Greece, in connection with alleged financial crimes committed while operating the now defunct bitcoin exchange BTC-e. Back in October, a three-judge panel approved a request to …

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An alleged money laundered tied to the BTC-e bitcoin exchange and wanted by both Russia and the U.S. will attend an extradition hearing next month, according to new reports. The Dec. 6 hearing, according to The Associated Press, represents a delay intended to allow for two witnesses to attend, according to a lawyer for Alexander …

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Get Trading Recommendations and Read Analysis on Hacked.com for just $39 per month. A former U.S. Secret Service agent who was sentenced to 71 months in prison in 2015 for stealing thousands of dollars worth of bitcoin during an investigation into darknet marketplace Silk Road, has been sentenced to an additional two years in prison …

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Get Trading Recommendations and Read Analysis on Hacked.com for just $39 per month. Earlier this year, popular cryptocurrency exchange BTC-e was taken down by authorities, following the arrest of 38-year-old Russian national Alexander Vinnik in Greece, for allegedly laundering $4 billion of ill-gotten bitcoins. Vinnik was seen as a “BTC-e operator” and his legal future …

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