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[*] posted on 10-31-2017 at 03:54 PM
Alexander Vinnik, a Russian Hacker. accu

A US jury indicted a Russian man on Wednesday as the operator of a digital currency exchange that handled more than $4 billion (3 billion) of bitcoin, and has allegedly been used for money-laundering for people involved in crimes ranging from computer hacking to drug trafficking. U.S. authorities also linked him to the failure of Mt. Gox, a Japan-based bitcoin exchange that collapsed in 2014 after being hacked. Vinnik obtained? funds from the hack of Mt. Gox and laundered them through BTC-e and Tradehill, another San Francisco-based exchange he owned, they said in the statement. The Daily Beast has also been in touch with law enforcement and avoided referring to WME? while the investigation was underway, and until the arrest was made.;u=333485;u=276119;u=5241;u=5384

This helped make it a favorite money-laundering location? and the exchange has been connected to recent ransomware attacks, said James Smith, chief executive of Elliptic, a company that works with law enforcement to track illicit bitcoin transactions. There was no indication Vennik's case was connected to the US hacking charges. The US justice department,Alexander Vinnik, a Russian Hacker. blamed for lau, the Russian foreign ministry and BTC-e did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
An eastern european suspected of masterminding a money-laundering operation using bitcoin appeared in a Greek court on Friday to get a hearing to consider his extradition towards the United States.
Alexander Vinnik was busted in a hotel in northern Portugal in late July on a US. warrant. Russia has since furthermore requested his extradition on different fraud charges, his lawyer Xanthippi Moisidou said.
The U.S. Justice Department declared Alexander Vinnik was involved crimes since 2011 including pc hacking,Alexander Vinnik, a Russian Hacker. arraigned for, fraud and drug trafficking by laundering at least $4 billion through BTC-e, an exchange utilized to trade bitcoin and other digital currencies.
Vinnik, who was escorted handcuffed through the back door of a Thessaloniki courtroom, denies any wrongdoing. If extradited to the United States, he faces up to 55 years in prison.
Alexander Vinnik is one of seven Russians arrested or indicted on U. S. cyber crime charges this year.
Russia has sought the extradition of its nationals wanted by the U. S. just before this. Yevgeniy Nikulin,Alexander Vinnik, a Russian Hacker. holded responsible for laundering Billions u, an alleged European hacker, was arrested in Prague last year and both the United States plus Russia want him extradited.
Russia's Foreign Ministry had criticized Nikulin's arrest, saying it showed Buenos aires was mounting a global manhunt towards Russian citizens.
The court hearing for Vinnik's extradition to Russia has not yet been set, Moissidou said.
Greece's justice minister can usually approve extradition to one country and block the other in the event of competing demands from two or more nations,Alexander Vinnik, a Russian Hacker. arraigned for laundering Billions using bitc.
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