Alleged Bithumb's employee is suspected of info leak

Crypto Korean have found the leaked mailing screenshots of Bithumb's employee
29 September 2017   2357

One of the employees of largest South Korea's cryptoexchange Bithumb is suspected of divulging the exchange's plans to integrate the Zcash (ZEC) and Qtum crypto currency. This is reported by Crypto Korean.

Screenshots of mailing is added to a Twitter post. Originally, they've appeared on a crypto releated Korean forum. 

ZEC spike
ZEC spike

As you can see on the screenshot above, price spike came emidiatly after the screenshots leak. According to the Whale Panda, suspicions regarding the disclosure of insider information are completely reasonable. On the chart attached to his tweet, it is shown that the price surge occurred just at the moment of the screenshot appearance on the popular Korean forum. Then another price jump is visible - already at the time of the immediate addition of Zcash to the listing of the Bithumb exchange.

Bithumb is the leader in the daily trading volume in South Korea and one of the largest crypto-exchange trading platforms in the world.

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The high liquidity of the exchange suggests that almost any cryptocurrency falling into the listing of Bithumb, as a rule, receives a sharp price jump. According to analysts, such incidents can adversely affect the reputation of Bithumb, especially in light of the significant tightening of the regulation of the crypto industry in South Korea.

Vinnik Extradtion to France to be Supported by SCoG

Alexander is holding the hunger strike for 24 days and lost around 9 kilos
19 December 2018   22

Following the trial court of the city of Thessaloniki, the Greek Areopagus decided to extradite Alexander Vinnik, suspected of laundering $ 4 billion through the BTC-e cryptocurrency exchange, to France. Thus, the appeal of Russian lawyers was rejected, reports TASS referring to the chairman of the court Angelique Aliferopoul.

After the announcement of the verdict, Alexander Vinnik declared that he would continue the hunger strike against the arbitrary rule of the Greek authorities, which began in mid-November.

I have been starving for 24 days. Yesterday I was weighed; according to the documents, I lost 8 kg. But they did not immediately begin to weigh me, only on the third day. So I lost 9 kg. If I'll be extradited to Moscow, I will stop starving.

Alexander Vinnik


Alexander Vinnik was detained in Greece at the request of the American authorities on July 25, 2017. In June 2018, Vinnik was arrested in absentia in Russia on charges of cyber fraud on a large scale.

At the moment, there have been several court decisions on the extradition of Vinnik - at the request of the United States, at the request of France and two decisions at the request of Russia. The final decision on the case will take the Minister of Justice of Greece.