June 6, 2023

Anatoly Legkodymov asks the crypto community to help find guarantors in the US

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Anatoly Legkodymov asks the crypto community to help find guarantors in the US

The former co-founder of the Bitzlato crypto exchange is asking the crypto community to help find US citizens who will agree to act as guarantors for him in court.

The Russian was detained two months ago inUnited States and taken into custody pending the end of the money laundering trial. On Thursday, March 23, Legkodymov turned to the community through the media for help.

United States law allowsget out of prison before a decision is made on the case, if the defendant has guarantors, Legkodymov's lawyers explain. The team of associates of the Russian urges those who wish to help to write to

“The crypto community knows Anatoly as a decent, law-abiding person and wants to help him get out of prison on bail until the end of the trial.”

Anatoly Legkodymov's activity onThe Bitcointalk.org forum can be traced back to 2011, the Bits.media forum from 2016. Anatoly Legkodymov and partners created the future Bitzlato in the mid-1910s as a Telegram-cryptocurrency exchange called ChangeBot. In a few years, the project has expanded to "a single crypto platform that includes an exchange, a p2p exchanger, a mining pool and secure wallets."

Bitzlato ceased operations on January 18, 2023year, at the same time it became known about the detention of the co-founder. Since March 1, the crypto exchange, which is accused by foreign law enforcement officers of money laundering, has announced in the telegram channel that depositors can start withdrawing funds.