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The Situation with the BTC-e Crypto Exchange Takes Unexpected Turns

26 Jul
2017

Yesterday the BTC-e crypto currency exchange went offline with some unexpected technical issues cited as the problem. The website is still not available online and there has been some unexpected, yet interesting development happening in the meantime. Reuters has reported that Greece arrests Russian suspected of running $4 billion bitcoin laundering ring and the person in question (Alexander Vinnik) is apparently associated with BTC-e in some way or another and the exchange has apparently been used for money laundering according to the information. Meanwhile WizSec has released an update regarding the MtGox hack tying the person in question with laundering the Bitcoins stolen from MtGox (not the actual “hacker” or hacker it seems). Apparently more details regarding the MtGox connection, the BTC-e case and money laundering are yet to follow…



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7 Responses to The Situation with the BTC-e Crypto Exchange Takes Unexpected Turns

admin

July 26th, 2017 at 21:44

BTC-e just posted a new update saying that they are working on bringing the exchange back online, but it could take 5-10 days…

Member

July 27th, 2017 at 09:53

Pizda is coming …

admin

July 27th, 2017 at 13:39

FinCEN Fines BTC-e Virtual Currency Exchange $110 Million for Facilitating Ransomware, Dark Net Drug Sales – https://www.fincen.gov/news/news-releases/fincen-fines-btc-e-virtual-currency-exchange-110-million-facilitating-ransomware

tomas.bit

July 27th, 2017 at 20:40

It looks like a political order against the Russians.

Bensam123

July 28th, 2017 at 02:22

Even if it comes online there is going to be a bank rush and the price is going to tank on that exchange.

Anonymous

July 29th, 2017 at 11:58

gg btc-e, rip.

Devlin

August 14th, 2017 at 02:21

There’s a post on their website saying they have been seized by US government..

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