Alexander Vinnik

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.

BTC-e Operator Alexander Vinnik Terminates His Hunger Strike

Alexander Vinnik Terminates His Hunger StrikeThe alleged operator of the infamous BTC-e exchange, Alexander Vinnik, has terminated his hunger strike more than 80 days after he started the protest against his detention in Greece. Vinnik’s condition is serious and he needs specialized medical attention to recuperate. Also read: Cryptocurrency Exchange Exmo Opens Branch in Turkey Russia’s Ombudsman Visits Vinnik in […]

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The Daily: Argentina Meets 2019 With New BATMs, Russia Budgets Millions to Block Sites

The Daily: Argentina Meets New Year With New BATMs, Russia Budgets Millions to Block SitesIn this edition of The Daily, we focus on the growing number of bitcoin ATMs in Argentina. Five new devices have been installed recently in Buenos Aires. We also look at a report that Russia’s telecom watchdog plans to spend millions of dollars to restrict access to banned websites and services such as Telegram. And […]

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Report: Troubled Crypto Exchange Wex Finds New Owner

Report: Troubled Crypto Exchange Wex Finds New OwnerCryptocurrency exchange Wex, successor of the infamous BTC-e, has a new owner. Dmitry Havchenko, a former Ukrainian entrepreneur turned separatist fighter, has reportedly bought the coin trading platform through a family member. He now wants to restore it and also to track down the lost “Vinnik’s treasure.” Also read: BTC-e Operator Alexander Vinnik to Go […]

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Court Drops Charges Against Alleged Btc-e Operator Alexander Vinnik

The lawsuit against alleged Btc-e operator Alexander Vinnik for “fraud, money laundering, and other grave crimes” filed in Cyprus has reportedly been dropped. His lawyer says the case “fell apart at the very early stage” at the initiative of the plaintiffs themselves. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, Community Calls for Positive Regulations Lawsuit […]

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BTC-e Operator Alexander Vinnik to Go on Hunger Strike, Lawyer Says

Vinnik to Go on Hunger Strike, Lawyer SaysAlexander Vinnik, the suspected operator of the infamous BTC-e exchange, plans to start a hunger strike on Monday, days before his next court hearing. The Russian, who has been accused by U.S. authorities of laundering billions of dollars through the now-defunct crypto trading platform, fears he is not going to receive a fair trial.   […]

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BTC-e Successor Wex Loses .nz Domain

BTC-e Successor Wex Loses .nz DomainWex, the digital asset trading platform that inherited the now-defunct BTC-e exchange, has lost its wex.nz domain. According to New Zealand’s Domain Name Commission (DNC), the internet address was registered with fake contact details. Wex users have complained that they are unable to withdraw their funds from the platform.   Also read: Crypto Detectives Project […]

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Court Accused of Violating the Rights of Alleged Btc-e Operator

Greek Court Accused of Violating the Rights of Btc-e's Vinnik, Postpones HearingThe judges at the Greek supreme court have been accused of violating Alexander Vinnik’s rights. The alleged Btc-e operator has been detained in Greece since July last year. The hearing against his extradition to France has also reportedly been postponed. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Rights Violation Alexander Vinnik, who allegedly […]

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Alleged BTC-e Operator’s Lawyer Says Greek Court Decided on Extradition to Russia

Alleged BTC-e Operator’s Lawyer Says Greek Court Decided on Extradition to RussiaThe lawyer for the alleged BTC-e exchange operator, Alexander Vinnik, claims that the Greek supreme court has decided to extradite him back to his motherland. If true, this would be a significant blow to US authorities’ attempts to get their hands on Vinnik and extract information from him about Russian hackers. Also Read: The Daily: Luxury […]

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The Daily: Bitcoin Art Merges Canvas and Augmented Reality, Bitmain IPO Update

The Daily: Bitcoin Art Merges Canvas and Augmented Reality, Bitmain IPO UpdateIn today’s edition of The Daily we feature an interesting art exhibition which merges augmented reality technology with oil paintings inspired by Bitcoin and cryptocurrency culture. We also cover updates about the Bitmain IPO, ASX’s “blockchain” deployment and Alexander Vinnik’s extradition case. Also Read: Binance Wants to Invest in Africa, Reaches Out to African Projects […]

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