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Bombshell BBC crypto-extortion report inspires bomb threats in Russia

Quick Take

  • Crypto terrorists sent a series of email bomb threats to 13 Russian metropolitan courts, demanding oligarch Konstantin Malofeev “repay the debt of 120 bitcoins stolen from WEX”

  • This new wave of terroristic threats emerges amid BBC journalist Andrey Zakharov’s investigation into the FSB’s and Malofeev’s alleged theft of around $450 million World Exchange Services (WEX) crypto assets from BTC-e admin Alexei Bilyuchenko

  • U.S. law enforcement’s dismantling of alleged crypto-laundromat BTC-e has triggered infighting among various factions in Russia, disrupting the country’s plan to exert international dominance in the blockchain space

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