Owner Of Russia's Largest BTC Exchange Arrested – Money May Be Lost


Jan 11, 2017
The largest Russian cryptocurrency exchange,
-e, froze all transactions soon after the arrest one of its co-owners.
-e user funds may be lost.

Yesterday, July 25, Greek police arrested 38-year-old Russian citizen Alexander Vinnik, who turned out to be a co-owner of one of the largest and most popular Bitcoin exchanges in Russia. He was arrested in Thessaloniki, Greece, on a US warrant, on suspicion of laundering $4 million via Bitcoin transactions. According to a report by Bits.media, the
-e exchange had gone offline sometime Tuesday morning, July 26, and remains unavailable. The first message from the team of
-e stating that the exchange is offline due to "unscheduled technical work" appeared on its official Twitter page one hour later.

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Sep 7, 2017
lol, not 4 millions: 4 thousands of millions :p
Fortunately they are going to reopen and they already started to refund their users (even the bitcoin cash).
FBI seized all their fiat and hot wallets, so currently btc-e have only 55% of users funds, which will be avaiable for withraw from the 15th of september in their new platform.
The remaining will be returned with the bitfinex way: with debt tokens.