Browsing the "BTC-e" Tag

Alleged BTC-e Operator Alexander Vinnik Seeks Extradition to Russia

| Yogita Khatri

Alleged bitcoin launderer Alexander Vinnik, who is wanted by several countries, has filed in Greece for extradition to Russia.

Crypto Exchange WEX Linked to Iranian Ransomware Operators, Says PwC

| Yogita Khatri

Cryptocurrency exchange WEX, formerly called BTC-e, may have been used to launder illicit gains from the SamSam ransomware, according to PwC.

Data Shows Millions Leaving Crypto Wallets Tied to Long-Troubled Exchange

| Anna Baydakova

Binance has frozen accounts that received more than 93,000 ether (over $18.9 million) from wallets indirectly linked to troubled Russian exchange WEX.

Police Filings Mount as Investors Demand Funds from WEX Exchange

| Anna Baydakova

Users of the WEX exchange have begun filing police reports after more than three months of being unable to withdraw major cryptocurrencies or fiat.

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Crypto Use A ‘Fringe Activity’ Among Terrorists, Says Think Tank

| Anna Baydakova

Cryptocurrencies are ill-suited for terrorist financing, a member of a think tank told the U.S. House of Representatives last week.

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Bitcoin’s Price Is Nearing $10K On a Single, Troubled Exchange

| Anna Baydakova

Crypto exchange WEX continues to see prices well out of step with the rest of the market amid the continuation of a near-total freeze on withdrawals.

Court Approves Alleged Bitcoin Money Launder’s Extradition to France

| Christine Kim

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.

Something Strange Is Going On at a Crypto Exchange Called WEX

| Anna Baydakova

Users of WEX, the cryptocurrency exchange built on the ashes of BTC-e, are reporting withdrawal problems.

Bitcoin Price Spikes to Nearly $9K on Little-Known Crypto Exchange

| Christine Kim

Crypto exchange WEX, formerly known as BTC-e, saw its BTC/USD market spike to nearly $9,000 on Wednesday.

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Court Approves U.S. Extradition for Alleged BTC-e Operator

| Sujha Sundararajan

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.