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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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