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Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov Calls Bitcoin Figure's Extradition "Unacceptable"

The Supreme Administrative Court of Greece has suspended the extradition of Alexander Vinnik, often referred to as "Mr. Bitcoin," pending a review of his new appeal in January of next year. The extradition order had been signed last Friday by...

Greek Court Suspends Extradition of Russian Bitcoin Laundering Suspect

Russian national's Alexander Vinnik extradition to France where he is sought on money laundering charges has been temporarily suspended by the Greek Council of State, the country's highest court, on Monday. Vinnik, dubbed “Mr. Bitcoin”, who was arrested in northern...

Greece to Extradite Bitcoin Fraud Suspect Alexander Vinnik to France Despite Russia's Objections

Greek Justice Minister Constantinos Tsiaras recently delivered the decision for the extradition of Alexander Vinnik, a Russian national who is a suspect in a case of a massive laundering scheme, to France. This has upset Russia since the country has...

Russian Bitcoin Fraud Suspect on Hunger Strike Admitted to Greek Clinic

Russian national Alexander Vinnik, a suspect involving a Bitcoin fraud, was transferred on Thursday to a specialist clinic in Greece as his lawyers warned that his life was in danger. The Russian man has been on a hunger strike in a...

Russia Demands Greece Extradite Bitcoin Suspect

Moscow expects Athens to extradite back to his own country the Russian national Alexander Vinnik, a bitcoin fraud suspect who has been in a Greek prison since July 2017. The Russian foreign ministry spoke about the case on Thursday at...

Greece's Supreme Court Approves Mr Bitcoin's Extradition To Russia

Greece's Supreme Court, Areios Pagos, upheld the verdict of Thessaloniki's Court later this year that Alexander Vinnik, a 39-year old Russian national who is also known as “Mr. Bitcoin,” can be extradited to face a trial in Russia. Mr Bitcoin...

Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency ATMs Coming to Greece

ATMs through which one can buy and sell cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin, ethereum, litecoin, and dash, are set to multiply in Greece over the next few months. Until now there are four such ATM's in Athens and one in Thessaloniki. Reports...

Greek Court Approves French Extradition Request for Russian Bitcoin Accused

Russian national Alexander Vinnik, accused of laundering $4 billion through Bitcoin crypto-currency exchange in the U.S., could be extradited to France after a Greek court approved the move. Vinnik, 38, was arrested in Greece last year. A court in Thessaloniki on...

France, US, Russia, Asking Greece to Extradite Russian Cybercrime Suspect

In the summer of 2017 Greek authorities arrested bitcoin fraud suspect Alexander Vinnik in northern Greece, where he is also currently in prison. The arrest of the 38-year-old former bitcoin platform operator was made at the request of the U.S....

Ankara Looking Into Turkish Cryptocurrency

Turkey appears to have performed a U-turn on its attitude towards cryptocurrencies and has plans to investigate its own national digital currency, the country's deputy prime minister has claimed. Mehmet Simsek told Turkish television on Thursday that Ankara also wanted to...