29 Jul '17, 4pm

BTC-e Domain Seizure by U.S. Law Enforcement Sparks Jurisdiction Questions

Of course, much of the discussion from bitcoiners across forums and social media was about the U.S. and its jurisdiction over this exchange. Like many other alleged crimes in the past with well-known characters like Kim Dotcom , the U.S. seems to think it can charge any person or organization even though they never operated on U.S. soil. For instance, Alexander Vinnik was a Russian native who spent time in Cyprus but never lived or operated in the U.S. Secondly, the website BTC-e is registered in New Zealand alongside the platform’s shell company Canton Business Corporation.

Full article: https://news.bitcoin.com/btc-e-domain-seizure-by-u-s-law-...

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