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Greece Extradites Alleged Launderer of $4B in BTC Alexander Vinnik to France

Greece’s Council of State ruled for the extradition to France of former operator of now-shuttered crypto exchange BTC-e and Russian national Alexander Vinnik. English-language local news outlet Greek Reporter reported on the court’s decision on Jan. 23. Yesterday, Russian news agency TASS reported that Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov protested:

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Libra Confident, France Angry, Domino’s BTC Prize: Hodler’s Digest, Sept. 9–15

acebook’s crypto launching in H2 2020, says Libra Association chief The head of the not-for-profit driving Facebook’s Libra digital currency has said he is confident that seemingly endless regulatory difficulties can be ironed out — paving the way for the token to launch in the second half of 2020. Bertrand Perez’s comments came on Thursday — the same day French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire warned “we cannot authorize the development of Libra on European soil.” He fears that the stablecoin puts monetary sovereignty of European Union nations at risk, with American lawmakers equally concerned that Libra could undermine the U.S. dollar. Another bone of contention lies in how the Libra Association is set to be headquartered in Switzerland. This prompted the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority to stress it is open to international cooperation and oversight regarding how it regulates the network.

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Chinese Authorities Plan Crackdown on Crypto Mining in Inner Mongolia

Regulators in the Chinese autonomous province of Inner Mongolia have issued a notice demanding a clean-up of the province’s crypto mining enterprises. Terms of notice As local crypto outlet ChainNews reported on Sept. 14, five departments within Inner Mongolia have determined the need to rectify the mining industry within the province. The organizations named were the Development and Reform Commission, the Public Security Department, the Office of the Ministry of Industry, The Financial Office and the Big Data Bureau.

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Crypto News From Brazil: Sept. 9–15 in Review

brazil has seen another tumultuous week in the cryptocurrency industry. Several courts are going after crypto companies accused of being pyramid schemes, the country’s Securities and Exchange Commission (CVM) stated that crypto exchanges need authorization from local authorities, while a former Brazilan soccer star has become an ambassador for a newly launched cryptocurrency. Here is the past week of crypto and blockchain news in review, as originally reported by Cointelegraph Brasil.

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Bitcoin Hovers Over $10,300 as Top Altcoins See Mixed Movements

Saturday, Sept. 14 — The top 20 cryptocurrencies are reporting mixed movements on the day while Bitcoin’s (BTC) price hovers over the $10,300 mark by press time. The price of Bitcoin is currently up by 0.13% on the day, trading at around $10,313 at press time, according to Coin360. Looking at its weekly chart, the coin is down by about 0.46%.

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