France Charges Bitcoin Expert Vinnik With Money Laundering

France Charges Bitcoin Expert Vinnik With Money Laundering

PARIS – French officials have filed preliminary charges of money laundering and extortion against Russian bitcoin fraud suspect Alexander Vinnik, who’s tangled in a multi-country legal battle. The United States also wants to prosecute Vinnik, accusing him of laundering billions of dollars through BTC-e, one of the world’s largest digital currency exchanges.