British company linked to Bitcoin exchange at centre of FBI money laundering claims

A British company regulated by the City watchdog has links to a notorious cryptocurrency exchange at the centre of a US money laundering trial, according to anti-corruption investigators.

Global Witness, an anti-corruption NGO, has uncovered fresh evidence of connections between Mayzus Financial Services (MFS), a Russian-owned company incorporated in the UK, andcryptocurrency exchange BTC-e.

BTC-e was one of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges, handling more than $9bn (£7bn) of Bitcoin transactions since its inception in 2011, according to US prosecutors.

The exchange was allegedly used by the Russian state-sponsored Fancy Bear hacking group to pay for part of its cyberattack on the…

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