Bitzlato Exchange Busted as US Deals ‘Blow to Crypto Crime,’ Arrests Owner

Bitzlato Exchange Busted as US Deals ‘Blow to Crypto Crime,’ Arrests Owner


Cryptocurrency exchange Bitzlato, better known to the Russian-speaking segment of the market, has been taken down as part of an “international cryptocurrency enforcement action,” the U.S. Justice Department announced. The Russian owner of the platform has been arrested for his role in the alleged transmission of illicit money. Bitzlato claimed it was hacked.

US, France Hit Cryptocurrency Exchange Bitzlato, Russian Co-founder Detained in Miami

U.S. authorities have apprehended Anatoly Legkodymov, a resident of China, on charges that his Hong Kong-registered crypto trading platform, Bitzlato, processed illicit funds worth hundreds of millions of dollars. The Russian, a co-founder and majority owner of the exchange, was arrested by three e FBI in Miami on Tuesday, a high-ranking official from the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) revealed.

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