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Alexander Vinnik Arrested - BTC-E Still Down

Discussion in 'CryptoCurrency' started by virtualpurity, Jul 26, 2017.

  1. virtualpurity

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    Vinnik is suspected to be one of the co-founders or at least one of the key figures of BTC-e and got arrested today in Greece.

    https://www.theverge.com/2017/7/26/...bitcoin-alexander-vinnik-mt-gox-theft-suspect

    He is also the main suspect in the Mt-Gox investigation for laundering the money that were stolen from mtgox wallet.

    http://blog.wizsec.jp/2017/07/breaking-open-mtgox-1.html

    In the same time BTCE is still down, and they wrote that their issues will be resolved in 5-10 days.

    What do you think, is this a coincidence ?

    I had my fair share of coins there as well so i hope we wont be seeing another mtgox all over again.
     
  2. lancis

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    5-10 days to restore the service...
    Either they have half programmer, or the reasons are not technical.
     
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    The MtGox money is being tracked all over the globe.
     
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    I don`t understand this fucktards if u are able to wash 4 billions move to panama buy a town hire a small army to protect u and do ur thing from there. Don`t wonder around in fucking Greece.
     
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    I stil have my money on this site. what a huge lost!
     
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    Holy shit, he tried to steal $4 billion dollars. That's the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard. I'd like to shake that man's hand!
     
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    Strange while seeing that fuckup BTC is still rising atm.
     
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    Was thinking the same thing. Europe would probably be one of the last places on my mind to live if I'd taken a significant amount of money like this
     
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    He didn't try to steal 4B$, quoting the US Govt statement:
    He stole from Mt Gox to get his initial capital - that is international crime.
    Then he founded BTC-E as a legitimate business (in my eyes), which is now claimed to be illegal by US govt largely because it was anonymous.
    Anonymity is not a crime in my eyes, especially given that he operated outside US jurisdiction.

    If he laundered money via BTC-E thats once again international crime. However, I fail to see why he would need to launder money with such a successful business. So that part doesnt make sense.
    Its possible that US citizens laundered money via BTC-E, but then the straight logic says that US Govt should concentrate on finding those US citizens instead trying to shut BTC-E down.
     
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    I had around 3k$ worth of LTC on that website.
    Should forget about them ? or the website might be online again soon ?
     
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    They still might trade wait and see , or your f@@@@@ some ppl got 25k invested even more , because the trend was btc was raising so heigh everybody invested ...

    I am so glad i didnt get greedy .....
     
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    Btc - e is dead folks, it will take a decade to get your money. They will value it from the day it was closed and not what its worth 10 years from now!
     
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    U made my night bro lol
     
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    my condolences for your loss... tip: NEVER hold coins on an exchange
     
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    Could not have said it any better myself.
     
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    What more can ya say? Where's there is smoke there is most certainly fire. Get out if and while you can. Everyone.