Alexander Vinnik arrested; possibly responsible for Mt. Gox hack

Reports are popping up that Alexander Vinnik, head of the popular cryptocurrency exchange BTC-e, has been arrested. So far, the charges of bitcoin-related laundering are vague, but some believe that Vinnik/BTC-e is responsible for the hack and bitcoin theft that caused the demise of Mt. Gox in 2014.

BTC-e has been offline for “maintenance” since yesterday.

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