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WEX was launched in as a successor of also defunct exchange BTC-e, whose alleged operator, Alexander Vinnik was arrested in in Greece and now facing extradition to the U. He also said at the time that the purchase deal was complete. Khavchenko later changed the official owner of the Singapore-registered exchange to his daughter, Daria, he also told CoinDesk.
The fate of those funds is unclear since then. Police step in Users, mostly from Russia and neighboring countries, who were unable to get back their crypto and fiat deposited with WEX, started filing police reports in the fall of According to BBC, the Kazakhstan national police started a criminal investigation of Vasilev based on one such report, as well as the police of the Russian city of Tolyatti, Vasiliev bitcoin started a separate preliminary investigation.
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The users were notified that the letter was then passed to Russian police headquarters. BTC-e was earlier linked to the theft of bitcoin from the storied crypto exchange Mt. CoinDesk is an independent operating subsidiary of Digital Currency Groupwhich invests in cryptocurrencies and blockchain startups.