Coinbase shuts down Blockr.io

Blockr.io is shut down by Coinbase Bitcoin exchange
07 September 2017   3184

Blockr.io, Bitcoin and altcoins blockchain explorer acquired by Coinbase in 2014, is shutting down. 

As reported by cryptocoinsnews.com, Coinbase hasn't issued a statement as to why they shuttered Blockr on September 4th yet. It’s also unclear what will become the easy-to-use Blockr API or the blockchain software. As cryptocoinsnews.com speculates, it could be that Coinbase has decided to rebrand the technology and build a new product to account for all its new offerings, including Bitcoin Cash. 

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One way or another, at the time of writing, Blockr.io link redirects to Coinbase.com. Blockr.io is also gone when trying to click a transaction link inside of SatoshiBox. 

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

Suspected

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.