The Payments Innovation Lab will be manned by a team of 50 persons versed in the areas of cryptography, artificial intelligence (AI), and DLT.
Alexander Vinnik operated BTC-e exchange from 2011 to 2017, transacting over $4 billion worth of BTC, which U.S. prosecutors allege was from doing business with ransomware gangs, drug dealers, and thieves.
Vinnik’s lawyer claims that Greece has some political and vested interests against her client, adding that he was on arbitrary detention against the Greek laws.
Vinnik was reportedly extradited to France secretly without his lawyers or family being informed and while he was very weak after a month-long hunger strike
The children of Alexander Vinnik have filed a complaint in a Greek court alleging that their father’s rights have been violated and to stop his extradition
Greek’s top court has suspended the extradition of Alexander Vinnik, the man alleged to have been behind BTC-e cryptocurrency exchange.
Alleged BTC-e operator Alexander Vinnik is to be extradited to France after 17 months of detention in Greece. The Russian government is very displeased.
Vinnik is seeking the extradition to his homeland of Russia for humanitarian reasons. Vinnik has filed for the extradition in a court in Piraeus, a port city in Attica, Greece.
Tatyana Moskalkova, The Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation, sent a letter to Michalis Kalogir, the Minister of Justice, Transparency and Human Rights of Greece, requesting to extradite alleged crypto fraudster Alexander Vinnik to Russia.