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News in brief: US indicts Russian BTC-e ‘mastermind’; Blu still phoning home; bug bounty offers $250k

Your daily round-up of some of the other stories in the news Russian man charged with laundering $4bn via BTC-e A Russian man arrested in Greece has been indicted by a grand jury in California with 17 counts of laundering up to $4bn via the BTC-e Bitcoin exchange. Alexander Vinnik, 37, is alleged to have been a central figure in BTC-e, a favourite exchange of the criminals who have apparently used it to process up to 95% of all ransomware payments, according to research by Google published earlier this week.

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