Mt. Gox' Trustee to Ask Info On BTC-e's Vinnik

It is assumed that Alexandr Vinnik was related to the BTC-e (WEX) exchange; he is suspected in laundering $4B
02 October 2019   184

The trustee of the bankrupt Bitcoin exchange Mt.Gox Nobuaki Kobayashi turned to the US Department of Justice for information about the Russian Alexander Vinnik, who is suspected of laundering at least $ 4 billion through the BTC-e exchange. It is reported by CoinDesk.

Back in July 2017, WizSec researchers came to the conclusion that Vinnik was directly involved in the theft of funds from Mt.Gox and their further laundering.

The US Department of Justice is also convinced that of the 850 thousand bitcoins stolen in 2014 with Mt.Gox, more than 300 thousand were transferred to BTC-related wallets.

This summer, the department filed a lawsuit against Alexander Vinnik, whose extradition Washington is seeking from Greece, and the MTC demanding to reimburse $ 100 million for violating the provisions of the Bank Secrecy Law.

In addition, according to media reports, on October 1, a meeting of Mt.Gox lenders took place. According to documents published by Nobuaki Kobayashi’s office, as of the end of September, the exchange had 141.686 military-technical exchanges and 142.846 VSN.

The rehabilitation plan should be submitted by October 28th. However, the trustee noted that the deadlines could be postponed due to the large number of applications from creditors.

Binance Futures to Report on Month's Success

For example, On October, the 24h trading volumed reached 69 158 BTC (more than $500k)
16 October 2019   76

The crypto-derivative platform Binance Futures reported on the progress achieved in a month.

The blog of the largest Bitcoin exchange Binance says that during the first day the volume of trading on its unit was 19 253 BTC. Just 10 days later, this figure grew almost 4 times and reached a record 74,647 BTC. Thus, the turnover on Binance Futures quickly exceeded the trading volume in the BTC / USDT spot pair on Binance.com.

On October 8, Binance Futures became the fourth largest crypto derivative platform.

As of October 14, the daily turnover of this platform amounted to 69,158 BTC (> $ 500 million), which is comparable to the real trading volume on the 10 largest exchanges according to Bitwise. At the same time, the total daily trading volume on the regulated exchanges CME and Bakkt now amounts to only $ 84 million.

Many futures traders are also using our industry-leading spot market for hedging or conducting arbitrage trades. We have seen increased activities from these traders transferring in and out from spot to futures during volatile periods. The liquid and ease to use spot market, as well as the simple process to transfer capital between spot and futures, provides our customers with the most efficient manner to trade both markets. 
 

Binance Team

Also, according to them, the derivative exchange's matching engine is capable of processing 100 thousand orders per second.