Report: Troubled Crypto Exchange Wex Finds New Owner

Exchanges Cryptocurrency exchange Wex, successor of the infamous BTC-e, has a new owner. Dmitry Havchenko, a former Ukrainian entrepreneur turned separatist fighter, has reportedly bought the coin trading platform through a family member. He now wants to restore it and also to track down the lost “Vinnik’s treasure.” Also read: BTC-e Operator Alexander Vinnik to […]

Court Drops Charges Against Alleged Btc-e Operator Alexander Vinnik

News The lawsuit against alleged Btc-e operator Alexander Vinnik for “fraud, money laundering, and other grave crimes” filed in Cyprus has reportedly been dropped. His lawyer says the case “fell apart at the very early stage” at the initiative of the plaintiffs themselves. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, Community Calls for Positive Regulations […]

BTC-e Operator Alexander Vinnik to Go on Hunger Strike, Lawyer Says

News Alexander Vinnik, the suspected operator of the infamous BTC-e exchange, plans to start a hunger strike on Monday, days before his next court hearing. The Russian, who has been accused by U.S. authorities of laundering billions of dollars through the now-defunct crypto trading platform, fears he is not going to receive a fair trial. […]

BTC-e Successor Wex Loses .nz Domain

News Wex, the digital asset trading platform that inherited the now-defunct BTC-e exchange, has lost its wex.nz domain. According to New Zealand’s Domain Name Commission (DNC), the internet address was registered with fake contact details. Wex users have complained that they are unable to withdraw their funds from the platform.   Also read: Crypto Detectives […]

Greek Court Accused of Violating the Rights of Alleged Btc-e Operator, Postpones Hearing

News The judges at the Greek supreme court have been accused of violating Alexander Vinnik’s rights. The alleged Btc-e operator has been detained in Greece since July last year. The hearing against his extradition to France has also reportedly been postponed. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Rights Violation Alexander Vinnik, who […]

Mt. Gox Soap Opera Continues: Karpeles Released on Bail, Shadow Companies, and Whale Dumps

Featured Mt. Gox Mark Karpeles’ release on bail has produced a new radio program examining the historic hack and heist, but is also raising questions about sister exchanges such as BTC-e and their role in laundering stolen bitcoin. If all that wasn’t enough, a Gox trustee decided to dump over 400 million […]

Justice Dept Looks to Develop ‘Cryptocurrency Strategy’

News Over the past few months, the U.S. government and its special agencies have been ramping up their efforts to try to regulate bitcoin and digital currencies. This week the Justice Department’s Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein spoke about cryptocurrencies at the Financial Services Roundtable this Monday in Washington, DC. Also read: Sixth […]