>> He's the alleged mastermind of a $4 billion BitCoin laundering scheme and on Wednesday this Russian man was indited by a U.S. Jury. Alexander Vinnic was arrested in a small beach side village in Northern Greece on Tuesday. Following an investigation led by the U.S. Department of Justice. The D.O.J. describes Vinnik as the operator of BTC-E, an exchange used to trade the crypto-currency since 2011.
They accused him of laundering more than $4 billion for people involved in crimes ranging from hacking to drug trafficking. He's also being linked to the failure of MTGOX, a Japan based BitCoin exchange that collapsed in 2014 after being hacked. BTC-E is one of the oldest virtual currency platforms and is currently out of service for what it claims is unplanned maintenance.
Until then its arrest the identity of anyone behind the exchange was unknown.>> You are not safe, you can not hide, we will find you.>> Vinnic's arrest is the latest in a series of U.S. operations against cyber criminals in Europe. Last week, the D.O.J. shut down the dark web marketplace, AlphaBay.
Which they say facilitated a global trade in drugs, firearms, computer hacking tools and other illicit goods.