France, joined United States and Russia, is seeking the extradition of the alleged bitcoin money launder Alexander Vinnik.
Russia isn't happy that an alleged bitcoin money launderer is being extradited to the US following a court decision in Greece.
In a legal tug-of-war between France, Russia and the U.S., Greek courts have ruled in France's favour to take over custody of Alexander Vinnik.
Crypto exchange WEX, formerly known as BTC-e, saw its BTC/USD market spike to nearly $9,000 on Wednesday.
A Greek court has given the green light for the U.S. extradition of Alexander Vinnik, the alleged former operator of bitcoin exchange BTC-e.
An alleged money laundered tied to the BTC-e bitcoin exchange and wanted by both Russia and the U.S. will attend an extradition hearing next month.
A Greek court has backed a request that the alleged former operator of bitcoin exchange BTC-e should be extradited to the U.S. for trial.
Alleged BTC-e operator Alexander Vinnik has had his first extradition hearing after being arrested in Greece on charges of money laundering.
The alleged operator of BTC-e has spoken out in an interview in which he claimed he is innocent of charges brought by the U.S. government.
New reports have connected an arrest in Greece today with a bitcoin exchange long known for its secrecy.