Former head of the Russian cryptocurrency exchange Wex arrested in Poland
BBC Russia has reported that Dmitry Vasiliev, the former head of the Russian cryptocurrency exchange Wex, was arrested in Warsaw, Poland.
Wex, formerly known as BTC-e, was a famous “dark” exchange in the early days of the cryptocurrency industry. It is believed to have laundered many well-known crypto hacks, including Mt. The Infamous Gox.
Although Vasiliev is considered innocent within the Polish judiciary, other countries such as Kazakhstan have conducted public fraud proceedings against the elusive person. They have therefore entered discussions about the possibility of extradition to the country.
Vasiliev is believed to have been arrested by Polish authorities on August 11, but that news was only published today by the Polish newspaper Wyborcza.
Vasiliev reportedly facilitated trading for Chinese investors as an employee of BTC-e until it closed in the summer of 2017. He was later arrested in Greece and is the subject of investigations by the US authorities.
A few months after Vinnik’s arrest, Vasiliev stepped up as director of the renamed Wex exchange, cementing his place in the top 10 list of businesses with $ 80 million a day in turnover at the end of the calendar year.
But just over a year later, Binance denied listed Wex for alleged money laundering – a decision that would eventually lead to the stock market’s demise.
Vasiliev was arrested by the Italian authorities in 2019 but was soon released after offenses were exposed in the extradition request.
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