WEX refused to support Bitcoin Gold

Ex-BTC-e cryptocurrency exchange will not credit its Bitcoin holders with Bitcoin Gold coins
23 October 2017   1449

The WEX cryptocurrency exchange has refused to support the upcoming Bitcoin Gold, saying that it will not charge BTG coins to users. At the same time, the exchange continues to closely monitor the development of Segwit2x.

WEX. nz does not plan to charge Bitcoin Gold, but continues to closely monitor the development of Segwit2x.
 

Wex. nz statement (translated from Russian)

There are no additional details or reasons why the exchange took such a decision. 

Wex. nz is the "reborn" version of BTC-e cryptocurrency exchange. BTC-e had issues in the past, and it was closed down in July. Wex. nz was launched in September. 

Vinnik Asked For Political Asylum in Greece

While the question of granting Vinnik political asylum is being considered, he can not be extradited
22 January 2018   159

Russian Alexander Vinnik, accused in the US of laundering several billion dollars, asked for political asylum in Greece. This was reported by his lawyer Ilias Spirliadis to Vesti. Ru

He noted that if his client is extradited to the American side, then they will be treated not according to European standards, but, possibly, he will be tortured. In addition, Vinnik is an expert in the field of the blockchain, and this information is of interest to the US authorities, which gives the case a political coloration, the lawyer added.

According to him, the statement was sent to the Minister of Justice of Greece, as well as to the Attorney General's Office of Athens and Thessaloniki. It will take time to review the document, so while Vinnik is not extradited anywhere. If a negative decision is taken, it can be appealed.

In addition, a complaint is being prepared to the European Court of Human Rights. Defence of the Russian believes that certain articles of the Convention on the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms were violated against him, reports Interfax.

In July 2017, the Greek authorities detained a 38-year-old Russian citizen Alexander Vinnik, who was accused of laundering $ 4 to $ 9 billion and manipulating the cryptocurrency. The request for its extradition was also sent by the Russian Prosecutor General's Office. At home, he is accused of major fraud. On October 4, the Greek court granted a request for the extradition of Vinnik USA. Later, the Supreme Court of Athens confirmed the legality of this decision.