New Zealand Police Seize $90M Linked to Alleged BTC-e Exchange Operator

New Zealand police have seized NZ$140 million (US$90 million) in bank funds linked to Alexander Vinnik, a Russian alleged to have been the controller of the now-defunct BTC-e cryptocurrency exchange. The seizure of funds, which were controlled by a New Zealand-registered company, is said to be the largest in the country’s history by federal police. […]

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FBI Used Bitcoin Trail to Catch Russian Rapper Accused of Money Laundering

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) used bitcoin wallet activity and an old exchange account as key evidence to arrest a Russian rapper on charges of conspiracy to commit money laundering. In an affidavit unsealed earlier this week, FBI special agent Samantha Shelnick said she and her team had used the digital paper trail to […]

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The Hidden Effects of Crypto Money Laundering Rules

Noelle Acheson is a veteran of company analysis and a member of CoinDesk’s product team. The following article originally appeared in Institutional Crypto by CoinDesk, a free newsletter for the institutional market with news and views on crypto infrastructure delivered every Tuesday. Sign up at the link below.  Ever since Emperor Vespasian held up a […]

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