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Wikileaks Calls for Global Blockade of Coinbase After Its Shop Was Blocked

Wikileaks announced that Coinbase has blocked its official Wikileaks shop without notice or explanation. The organization will all for a global blockade of the cryptocurrency exchange and payment processor “as an unfit member of the crypto community.” Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Coinbase Quits Wikileaks Wikileaks announced on Friday that “Coinbase […]

BTC-E Only Controls 55% of Customer Funds, Faces FinCEN Civil Monetary Penalties

Ever since the BTC-E exchange shut down unexpectedly, there have been very few updates. The alleged operator of the exchange is still in custody. A new document regarding the company has been issued by FinCEN, which does not bode all that well for Alexander Vinnik or the company. Additionally, some information regarding BTC-E was sent to […]

After FBI Takedown: BTC-e Exchange Says They Still Possess Databases and Wallets

According to a new post on the forum Bitcointalk, the now defunct BTC-e exchange says it has control over some its servers and bitcoin wallets. At the moment, operators of the trading platform detail they are evaluating the balances. Also read: Segwit2x and the Tale of Three Bitcoins BTC-e Reveals They Are Assessing Wallets and Balances […]

BTC-e Operator Indicted and Connected With Missing Mt Gox Funds

According to a report revealed by the U.S. Department of Justice, formal charges against Alexander Vinnik are waiting for him on American soil. It seems Vinnik has many money laundering related charges against him and the exchange he allegedly operated — the long standing bitcoin exchange called BTC-e. Also Read: Greek Authorities Arrest Suspected BTC-e Mastermind  ‘BTC-e […]

Bitfinex Will Not Obtain License to Do Business in Washington State

Hong Kong-based bitcoin exchange Bitfinex has stopped servicing Washington State customers, reportedly due to the state requiring a money transmitter license. Also read: Coinbase Exits as Hawaii Requires Bitcoin Companies to Hold Fiat Reserves  Exiting Washington State, Will Not Obtain License Bitfinex has recently modified its terms of service which now includes the following clause: […]