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Russian Operator of Bitcoin Exchange Charged with Money Laundering

Russian citizen Alexander Vinnik and BTC-e, the Bitcoin exchange he allegedly controlled, have been charged in a 21-count indictment for money laundering, operating an unlicensed money service business, and related crimes, the DoJ reported. BTC-e was founded in 2011 and was one of the largest and most broadly used digital currency exchanges in the world.

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