BTC-e was a cryptocurrency exchange and trading platform founded in July 2011 and operated by ALWAYS EFFICIENT LLP. BTC-e allowed exchanges of various cryptocurrencies and the U.S. dollar, Russian ruble and Euro. BTC-e was famous for its minimalistic design and comfortable user experience. BTC-e has been shut down since July 2017, after the arrest of key staff members of the exchange, who were charged with being involved in money laundering schemes. BTC-e reopened as a new platform on wex.nz. Wex works under the fulfilment of all legal requirements, such as anti-money laundering and KYC, and currently asks users to go through a registration process. Alexander Vinnik, the suspected operator of BTC-e, is still seized and currently held in Greece, where he was captured while on vacation with his family.
Vinnik’s lawyers fear Greek authorities will want him to face additional charges after the sentence.
French court sentences BTC-e operator Alexander Vinnik to 5 years
Lawyers of the alleged $4 billion Bitcoin launderer appeal to the court, arguing that Alexander Vinnik was just an employee at BTC-e.
Vinnik’s attorney appeals against 5-year prison sentence
Years after his initial arrest, Vinnik has finally been sentenced.
Paris court sentences Alexander Vinnik to five years in prison
The Russian national linked to the laundering of $4 billion of Bitcoin stolen during the Mt. Gox hack is finally in court.
Vinnik trial for extortion and Bitcoin money laundering begins in Paris
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The case against suspected Bitcoin money launderer Alexander Vinnik enters a new phase, Cointelegraph reaches out to Vinnik’s lawyers.
Alexander Vinnik Claims Injustice While Now Fighting Charges in France