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Bitcoin devours more electricity than Switzerland

Panos - Nov 15, 2019

Among other things, Bitcoin has been criticized for price volatility, use in illegal transactions and thefts from exchanges. It has also proven highly controversial for the sheer…

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France Also Interested in Greece’s Russian Bitcoin Suspect

Panos - Jun 28, 2018

France has joined the US and Russia in seeking the extradition of a Russian held in Greece for allegedly laundering $4 billion using the bitcoin digital currency,…

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Bitcoin surges to new record high as price nears $10,000

makis - Nov 28, 2017

Bitcoin’s vertiginous ascent showed no signs of abating on Monday, with the cryptocurrency soaring to another record high just a few percent away from $10,000 after gaining…

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Greek court rules to extradite Bitcoin Alexander Vinnik to US

Panos - Oct 05, 2017

The Appeals Court of Thessaloniki decided to extradite to the USA a 38-year-old Russian national Alexander Vinnik suspected to have been involved in money laundering through a…

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Greece backs extradition of Russian to US over bitcoin fraud

Panos - Oct 04, 2017

A Greek court ruled Wednesday to extradite Russian cybercrime suspect Alexander Vinnik to the United States, where he is wanted in connection with a $4 billion bitcoin…

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Bitcoin fraud suspect wanted by U.S., Russia appears in Greek court

Panos - Sep 29, 2017

A Russian suspected of masterminding a money-laundering operation using bitcoin appeared in a Greek court on Friday for a hearing to consider his extradition to the United…