Greece, officially the Hellenic Republic, is a state in southern Europe. The capital and the largest city of the country is Athens. Greece is the heiress of Ancient Greece — the cradle of western civilization. Greece once had a strong and stable economy and was considered a developed country before the economic crisis in 2013, from which the country has struggled to bounce back. Because of the difficult financial situation, Bitcoin has become very popular in Greece and some experts attribute the popularity of the cryptocurrency and its rise in value to Greek traders. As authorities prohibited any money transfers to other countries in order to avoid any capital outflows from Greece, Bitcoin is currently one possible currency to make such operations.
The former operator of now-shuttered crypto exchange BTC-e, Alexander Vinnik, has lodged an appeal with a Piraeus court for his release or extradition to Russia...
Alleged Bitcoin Fraudster Alexander Vinnik Appeals for Extradition to Russia
The Russian Commissioner for Human Rights has asked the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to help extradite Alexander Vinnik to Russia.
Russian Human Rights Commissioner Seeks UN Help to Extradite Alexander Vinnik
Russia’s Commissioner for Human Rights Tatyana Moskalkova has asked the Greek Ministry of Justice to extradite Alexander Vinnik to Russia following his deterior...
Russian Official Seeks Extradition of Alleged Bitcoin Fraudster Alexander Vinnik
Member of the European Parliament Eva Kaili declared that central banks have too much control over people’s deposits.
MEP Kaili: Banks Can’t Stop Us From Using Blockchain
The Supreme Court of Greece has ruled in support of a decision to extradite the alleged former operator of now-defunct crypto exchange BTC-e to France.
Greek Supreme Court Rules in Support of Extraditing Alleged Bitcoin Launderer Vinnik to France
A Cyprus court has dropped the lawsuit against alleged BTC-e former operator Alexander Vinnik, with the next session scheduled for Nov. 29.
Cyprus Court Withdraws Money Laundering, Fraud Lawsuit Against Alleged BTC-e Operator
Alleged former operator of seized crypto exchange BTC-e, Alexander Vinnik, plans to start a hunger strike on Monday.
Alleged Bitcoin Launderer Vinnik Announces Hunger Strike to ‘Get a Fair Trial’