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BTC-E Says It Will Return Customers’ Bitcoins After Being Shut Down By DOJ

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Aug 4, 2017 9:00 PM

In what would be a surprising achievement, after the US government seized the site’s domain, BTC-e announced that it has somehow retained access to customer wallets and deposits nearly two weeks after the site was taken down by a collaboration between US and European authorities.

The announcement was published on a bitcoin forum account long associated with the shadowy exchange, so there’s no guarantee that it represents an official statement from the company, or whatever’s left of it.

Authorities arrested the BTC-e’s alleged founder, Russian-born Alexander Vinnik, in Greece late last month after unveiling a 21-count indictment against Vinnik and BTC-e, which included a $110 million fine for the mysterious digital-currency exchange, as we reported.

The full statement is below, translated from the original Russian by Google.

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