High Demand Prompts Japanese Bitcoin Exchange to Seek Partner in Russia (news.bitcoin.com)

A major Japanese bitcoin exchange is looking to enter the Russian cryptocurrency market and is seeking a local partner. The exchange’s CEO says “demand is huge” and urges Russia to look at Japan as a model for cryptocurrency regulations.
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US Fights Russia Over Alleged BTC-e Founder Extradition (deepd.tw)

A Greek court cleared the way for Alexander Vinnik, a suspected operator of the Bitcoin exchange formerly known as BTC-e, to be cleared for extradition to the United States. Vinnik faces money laundering charges in the US. However, as a Russian citizen, Vinnik protested the extradition to the US and agreed to surrender himself to Russia. Russia issued an extradition summons that the Greek court

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To Russia, with love: Greek court now says Bitcoin fraud suspect could be tried at home (theregister.co.uk)

US and Moscow both want to extradite Alexander Vinnik, 38, but minister of justice will decide
A judicial appeals court in Thessaloniki, Greece, has backed Moscow’s extradition request for Russian citizen and suspected Bitcoin launderer Alexander Vinnik, The Greek Observer reports.

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Bitcoin ATMs On the Rise in Russia (news.bitcoin.com)

The number of bitcoin ATMs is on the rise in Russia. Ten of them were recently installed in five districts of Novosibirsk by a local startup. Last week, a different company announced their plans to install a hundred cryptocurrency ATMs in Moscow hotels and airport terminals starting this month. Meanwhile, the regulators have said that they will not legalize cryptocurrencies anytime soon.
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