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Greece arrests man, that 4 billion could have laundered through bitcoinGriekenland arrest

Greece arrests man, that 4 billion could have laundered through bitcoinGriekenland arrest

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The Greek police have a man arrested who is suspected 4 billion dollar white to have washed with the digital currency bitcoin.

That the Greek police on Wednesday announced, writes Reuters. It is a 38-year-old Russian who was suspected of having is since 2011, “one of the largest criminal websites in the world to manage and control it”. He was in the north of Greece held, after a arrestatieverzoek from the United States. Himself denies he has something to do with the case.

The criminal group of the man would be an illegal amount obtained from a total of 4 billion dollar laundering with bitcoins. By this digital currency to use, could make transactions secure and encrypted place. As a result it was very difficult to make the payments to intercept.

The defendant can take up to two months detention, while the police investigates. According to an anonymous Greek politiewoordvoerder manages the Russian, a website bitcoin swap of money from online gijzelsoftware, drug sales and identity theft originated.

Details about the identity of the man are also unknown. Also the websites that the man would have run are not mentioned by name. The Russian ministry of Foreign Affairs says no information about the case to have.

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