BTC-e Operator Vinnik Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison on Money Laundering Charges

Alexander Vinnik, an alleged BTC-e operator, was found guilty of money laundering in France and sentenced to five years in prison.

News  ·  7 December 2020

French Judge Orders Trial of Alleged BTC-e Operator Alexander Vinnik

Vinnik will reportedly face charges including defrauding more than 100 people in six French cities from 2016 to 2018.

Policy & regulation  ·  4 August 2020

French Officials Move to Start Trial of Alleged BTC-e Operator Alexander Vinnik

The alleged BTC-e operator stands accused of extortion, aggravated money laundering and conspiracy.

Policy & regulation  ·  24 July 2020

New Zealand Police Seize $90M Linked to Alleged BTC-e Exchange Operator

The bank funds are said to be linked to Russian Alexander Vinnik, who allegedly ran the defunct crypto exchange BTC-e.

Policy & regulation  ·  22 June 2020

France Charges Alleged BTC-e Operator Alexander Vinnik Following Greek Extradition

French prosecutors have charged Vinnik on counts of extortion, aggravated money laundering, conspiracy and more.

Policy & regulation  ·  29 January 2020

Alleged BTC-e Operator Will Be Extradited to France After Greek Supreme Court Ruling

Greece's supreme administrative court found that a ruling to extradite alleged BTC-e operator Alexander Vinnik to France was lawful. Vinnik can no longer appeal the decision.

News  ·  23 January 2020

Bomb Threats Demanding Bitcoin Force Evacuations Across Russia

Someone has been sending bomb threats across Russia for a month, demanding $870,000 worth of bitcoin supposedly stolen from the defunct cryptocurrency exchange WEX.

News  ·  24 December 2019

Alleged BTC-e Operator Alexander Vinnik to Be Extradited to France: Reports

Alleged BTC-e exchange operator and money launderer Alexander Vinnik is finally being extradited to France, say reports.

News  ·  20 December 2019

Criminal Case Against Failed WEX Crypto Exchange Points at Russian Law Enforcement

The administrator of failed crypto exchange WEX has reportedly told Russian police that he was forced to hand over users' holdings to the FSB.

Policy & regulation  ·  15 November 2019

Mt Gox Trustee Asked DOJ to Share Info on Jailed BTC-e Owner Alexander Vinnik

The trustee recovering funds on behalf of Mt Gox's creditors has contacted the U.S. Department of Justice seeking information about Alexander Vinnik.

Markets  ·  1 October 2019

For Desperate Mt Gox Victims, Long-Shot Bitcoin Deal Beats Endless Wait

Some Mt. Gox creditors have signed on to a law firm’s unorthodox proposal to recover their bitcoin, but many are skeptical about its motives. 

Policy & regulation  ·  24 September 2019

$2 Billion Lost in Mt. Gox Bitcoin Hack Can Be Recovered, Lawyer Claims

A Russian law firm says it can help Mt Gox creditors recover up to $2 billion worth of bitcoins stolen in the 2014 hack.

Policy & regulation  ·  12 September 2019

Prosecutors File Formal Complaint Against Infamous BTC-e Crypto Exchange

Prosecutors have filed a complaint against the infamous crypto exchange BTC-e calling a haven for crime.

Markets  ·  26 July 2019

Ex-CEO of Crypto Exchange WEX Arrested In Italy

Dmitri Vasilev, the former CEO of now-defunct crypto exchange WEX, has reportedly been arrested in Italy.

Markets  ·  19 July 2019

Alleged BTC-e Operator Alexander Vinnik Seeks Extradition to Russia

Alleged bitcoin launderer Alexander Vinnik, who is wanted by several countries, has filed in Greece for extradition to Russia.

Policy & regulation  ·  21 March 2019