BREAKING NEWS: Peercoin exchange BTC-e under fire from US Department of Justice

This just released: the United States Department of Justice has issued an indictment today against long-standing bitcoin exchange BTC-e on charges of money laundering. The exchange is currently offline, and a company mastermind, Alexander Vinnik, has been arrested in Greece.

"The arrest of Alexander Vinnik is the result of a multi-national effort and clearly displays the benefits of global cooperation among US and international law enforcement,” said FBI Special Agent in Charge Hess.

This is a huge event: if BTC-e does not recover, it will likely go down in history with the catastrophic MtGox failure of 2014 and the massive Bitfinex hack of 2016.


this should go into the main thread about btce being off the grid.

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