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New Zealand seizes $90 million in assets of Russian cybercrime suspect: "The police said it seized the assets because they were being held in a New Zealand company owned by Alexander Vinnik, who is accused of masterminding a bitcoin laundering ring..."
New Zealand has seized $90m worth of assets belonging to Russian, Alexander Vinnik, wanted in France and the United States. Vinnik allegedly controlled a Bitcoin laundering ring that handled billions of dollars via a digital currency exchange, BTC-e.
NZ Authorities Seize $90M From Alleged Bitcoin Launderer Alexander Vinnik
New Zealand police have recovered $90 million connected to the case against suspected Bitcoin money launderer Alexander Vinnik. According to Jared Savage at the New Zealand Herald, the police Asset Recovery Unit have frozen roughly 140 million NZD ($90 million) controlled by a company in connection to the investigation of Vinnik. Police Commissioner Andrew Coster […]
“Bitcoin is mainly used for money laundering” In 2018, the Bitcoin network settled over $400 Billion in value. That is 160 times larger than the total amount of Bitcoin laundered to date and shows that money laundering constitutes a negligible fraction of the Bitcoin economy. “Bitcoin laundering cannot be prevented” A Bulgarian national was found guilty today for his role in a transnational and multi-million dollar scheme to defraud American victims through online auction fraud, according to an official media release from The United States Department of Justice. Laundering Bitcoin. In August, the US government seized approximately $2 million in bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies from alleged terrorist financing schemes. According to the New York Times, this money was to fund Al Qaeda, ISIS, and Hamas's paramilitary arm, the Al Qassam Brigades. Despite the dozens of benefits that Bitcoins and the Blockchain Technology have to offer compared to the traditional banking system, there is a risk that Bitcoins can be used for money laundering. This is because Bitcoins are not linked to a person’s identity and only depend on the private key connected to the Bitcoin account. Notably, the genesis block of Bitcoin contained a footnote addressing the bailouts of banks in 2008 and 2009 [“The Times 3 January 2009 - Chancellor on brink of second bailout for banks.”]
Bitcoin's vice chairman was arrested for illicit activity and charged with conspiracy to commit money laundering. Charlie Shrem, chief executive of the bitco... Following criminal cash from the streets of London to the gold markets of Dubai, BBC Panorama and the French media company Premieres Lignes reveal how an int... $4 Billion 💰 Bitcoin Money Laundering Operation Revealed Involving Alexander Vinnik and BTC-E - Duration: 12:41. The Cryptoverse 12,440 views. 12:41. Jim Rogers ... If asked right now, can you explain what money laundering is? More importantly, did you know that money laundering is the reason for pizza in USA? In this vi... A case in where a man was sentenced to 1 year and 1 day in prison for money laundering has lost quite the amount. In 2015 feds seized $118,000 in bitcoins and cash (they didn't specify the amount ...