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Greece extradites “Mr Bitcoin”, Russian Alexander Vinnik to USA

Russian money launderer, known as “Mr. Bitcoin”, Alexander Vinnik, was put on an airplane to the United States on Thursday after being extradited by Greece. He was arrested on an US warrant in Halkidiki while on holiday with his family in 2017. Vinnik had sought asylum in the country but …

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France seeks extradition of Russian bitcoin suspect Vinnik

France has joined the US and Russia in seeking the extradition of a Russian held in Greece for allegedly laundering $4 billion using the bitcoin digital currency, a court source said Wednesday. The French warrant says Alexander Vinnik, who headed bitcoin exchange BTC-e, had defrauded over 100 people in six …

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All bitcoins combined worth more than Greece & New Zealand

Bitcoin’s unprecedented rally has boosted the cryptocurrency’s market cap to almost $200 billion. That is more than the annual output of entire economies such as Greece and New Zealand. Views on bitcoin are broadly divided with some investors worried over the bubble nature of the phenomena, while others see it …

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US, Russia seek extradition of Russian held in Greece over Bitcoin laundering

Moscow has requested the extradition of a Russian national also wanted in the United States for laundering billions of dollars through a Bitcoin exchange he operated, a judicial source said Tuesday. Alexander Vinnik, who headed BTC-e, an exchange he operated for the Bitcoin crypto-currency, was indicted by a US court …

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Russian FM: US clearly behind Greece’s decision to expel diplomats

Τhe expulsion of two Russian diplomats from Greece is unfounded and could seriously damage bilateral relations, the Russian Foreign ministry said on Friday. Moscow’s reaction comes a day after the US State Department said in a statement it supports Greece against “malicious Russian influence.” “It appears that Washington, which openly …

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Greek banks: Hackers extend ransom payment deadline

A team of hackers has allegedly threatened to bring down the electronic systems and websites of Greek banks, unless they pay ransom in Bitcoins. Greek media report on Monday that a group called “Armada Collective” has threatened the Greke banks with a DDoS attack. Sources told the media that the …

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