BTC-e: Crazy Story Of Financial Crime, Unshared Spoils, And Lies

The crypto-exchange BTC-e was operational between 2011 and 2017 but its history is still being made. The platform was involved in a major international money laundering scheme, but there’s much more to its story: hackers, insurgents, threats, and a whole load of Bitcoin.

Greek Supreme Court Approves Extradition of Alleged Bitcoin Exchange Owner to Russia

The Supreme Court in Greece has ruled on Friday that the alleged owner of the now defunct Bitcoin exchange BTC-e Alexander Vinnik can be extradited to Russia, instead of the US or France, countries which also requested the his extradition.

Collapsed Bitcoin Exchange ‘Expert’ Might Hold the Keys to Russia’s U.S. Election Meddling

Russian citizen Alexander who is being held in a jail in Greece could shed light on the ongoing investigation over Russia’s interference with the U.S. politics. According to a report in Bloomberg, Vinnik, 38, may be aware of how Russians in U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s crosshairs used Bitcoin to obscure their money trail.

Alleged BTC-e Operator Alexander Vinnik to be Extradited to France, Greek Court Rules

The court in Greek city of Thessaloniki agreed on Friday to extradite a Russian cybercrime suspect and alleged BTC-e exchange operator Alexander Vinnik to France.

Alleged BTC-e Co-owner Transferred to Prison in Athens

According to Alexander Vinnik’s lawyer Timofei Musatov, Mr. Vinnik has been transferred from Saloniki to Athens due to the forthcoming court session in Greece’s court of justice scheduled on November 15th.

Greek Court Rules in Favor of Alexander Vinnik’s Extradition to Russia Causing a Legal Controversy

The council of judges in Saloniki has ruled on October 11th that Russian national Alexander Vinnik suspected of fraud has to be extradited to Russia. This grants the request from Russia’s general prosecutor.

Alleged BTC-e Co-Owner To Be Extradited to the U.S. with 55 Years Worth of Charges

The judges council in Saloniki, Greece, has granted the U.S. request to extradite Russian national Alexander Vinnik, the prime suspect in the money laundering case involving cryptocurrency exchange BTC-e.

Bitcoin Exchange BTC-e Cites Political Motives Behind Crackdown

BTC-e operators have made an announcement confirming the platform is preparing for re-launch.

BTC-e Publishes Updated Plan for Paying Back Investors

Representatives for BTC-e have published аn updated plan for investor repayment in the wake of the platform’s closure by the U.S. law enforcement last month.

BTC-e Publishes a Roadmap for Debt Settlement, Plans to Relaunch Under a New Name

Representatives for the trouble-plagued cryptocurrency exchange BTC-e have published a roadmap that describes settlement of its debts.

BTC-e Pledges to Return Customer Funds Despite Servers Seized by FBI

A Bitcontalk forum account associated with the operators of the BTC-e digital currency exchange has posted new statements claiming its a week-long downtime was due to “FBI agents entering its data center.”

Russian National Detained in Greece Allegedly Connected to BTC-e

Alexander Vinnik, 38, was detained in Greece yesterday on the charges of laundering $4 billion with bitcoins. Local media reports that he might be connected to BTC-e, a cryptocurrency exchange used predominantly by the Russian-speaking community, that recently went offline.