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Alleged Bitcoin Launderer Alexander Vinnick Being Sued for $100 Million by California DOJ

A man at the centre of an extradition tug of war between the US, France and his home country, Russia, is now being sued for $100 million USD by the California Department of Justice (DOJ). Alexander Vinnick has been imprisoned in Greece since July 2017… Read More

Owner of WEX, Rebranded Crypto Exchange That May Have Processed Bitcoins for Russian Spies, Arrested in Italy

Dmitry Vasiliev, a 32-year old Russian who took over and rebranded the notorious BTC-e exchange when its alleged admin, Alexander Vinnick, was arrested in Greece in 2017, is now under arrest in Italy, the BBC reports. Vasiliev rebranded BTC-e, “the largest Russian-language platform for the… Read More

Disgraced Mt Gox Bitcoin Exchange CEO Reasserts Innocence at Tokyo Embezlement Trial

Mark Carpeles, the disgraced former CEO of the now-defunct early Bitcoin exchange Mt Gox, has told a Japanese court that he did not embezzle 340 million yen (~$3 million USD) from the exchange in 2013, NHK reports. Mt Gox fell apart in the early months… Read More

More Details Surface on the Extradition of Romanian Crypto Exchange Operator to US

A Romanian citizen arrested last week by local cyber police and American Secret Service agents has been released on bail in the city of Cluj where he runs one of the region’s largest crypto exchanges. The agents flew to Romania to seek the arrest and… Read More

Japan Prosecutors Seeking 10 Years Imprisonment for Disgraced Mt Gox Bitcoin Exchange CEO, Mark Karpeles

Prosecutors in Japan today asked the courts to levy ten years imprisonment against Mark Karpeles, former CEO of Mt Gox, the largest early bitcoin exchange, Nikkei Asian Review reports. Mt Gox folded in 2014 after $423 million in bitcoins and $247 million in cash went… Read More

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