French Officials Move to Start Trial of Alleged BTC-e Operator Alexander Vinnik
The alleged BTC-e operator stands accused of extortion, aggravated money laundering and conspiracy.
The 25-year-old received a sentence of more than two years for the 2018 theft of XRP worth around $300,000 at the time.
Crypto businessman Danilo Afonso Pechin remains jailed after Brazil's High Court refused to hear his request for freedom.
Russia's anti-money laundering agency Rosfinmonitoring has already built a prototype blockchain analytics tool, according to a report.
The two men allegedly shipped opioids into the U.S. and sold them on the dark web for millions in bitcoin.
Vinnik will reportedly face charges including defrauding more than 100 people in six French cities from 2016 to 2018.