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GreecesuspendsextraditionofallegedlaundererforBitcoin‘stolen’fromMtGox
作者btc   时间2021-03-30   

GreecehassuspendedtheextraditionofaccusedBitcoinBTClaunderingmastermindAlexanderVinnikpendinganappeal,Reutersreports.

Thecountry’sjusticeministermadetheoriginaldecisiontosendVinniktoFranceonFriday.ThisreportedlyledVinniktoasecondhungerstrike,withhisfirstlastingfor88daysbeginninginNovember2018.

AuthoritiesclaimVinnik,aRussiancitizen,operatedseminalcryptocurrencyexchangeBTC-e.Theymaintainthefirmservedasa$4billionBitcoinlaunderingring.

BTC-eisallegedtohavefacilitatedmultiplecrimesbesidesmoneylaundering,includingdrugtraffickingandcomputerhacking.

Vinnikhasdeniedthecharges,claimingthathewasmerelyatechnicalconsultantfortheexchangeratherthanitsoperator.Hislawyerremarkedthattheextraditionrulingwas“unfair”andrepresenteda“deathsentence.”

MoscowhaspreviouslyrequestedthatGreece’sauthoritiesreturnVinniktoRussiatofacelesserfraudchargesamountingto €10,000($16,000).

WhileVinnik**reedtothat,Greece’sdecisiontosuspendextraditionreportedlymentionedthatheshouldbemovedtotheUnitedStatesafterFrance,andonlythenwouldhebemovedtoRussia.

BTC-eallegedlylaunderedBitcoin‘stolen’fromMt.Gox

BTC-ewasformedin2011,andatonepointwasreportedtohavebeenprocessingroughlyfivepercentofBitcoin‘stotaltradingvolume.

Additionalresearcheventuallyrevealedthataround95percentofransomware-relatedpaymentsfromaroundtheworldflowedthroughtheplatform.

In2017,theUSDepartmentofJusticeclaimedthatBTC-e(andVinnik)launderedBitcoin“stolen”fromthenow-defunctcryptocurrencyexchangeMt.Gox.

AnindictmentallegedthatnumerouswithdrawalsfromBTC-eadminaccountswentstraighttoVinnik’spersonalbankaccounts.Aswell,proceedsfromwell-knownhacksandexchangetheftsweresaidtohavebeenprocessedbyaBTC-eadminaccounttiedtoVinnik.

“BTC-ewasnotedforitsroleinnumerousransomwareandothercyber-criminalactivity;itstake-downisasignificantaccomplishment,andshouldserveasareminderofourglobalreachincombatingtransnationalcybercrime,”saidpoliceatthetime.

Authoritieslaterseized BTC-e’sdomain,finedit$110million,andhandedVinnika$12millionpenalty.

AdateforGreecetoruleonVinnik’sappealisyettobeset.

PublishedDecember24,2019—07:23UTC

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