Exclusive: Binance moved $346 mln for seized crypto exchange Bitzlato, data show

LONDON, Jan 24 (Reuters) – Crypto giant Binance processed almost $346 million in bitcoin for the Bitzlato digital currency exchange, whose founder was arrested by U.S. authorities last week for allegedly running a “money laundering engine,” blockchain data seen by Reuters show.The Justice Department on Jan. 18 said it charged Bitzlato’s co-founder and majority shareholder Anatoly Legkodymov, a Russian national living in China, with operating an unlicensed money exchange business that “fueled a high-tech axis of cryptocrime” by processing $700 million in illicit funds.Bitzlato had touted the laxity of its background checks on clients, the Justice Department said, adding that …
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