Cryptocotics, the other day, almost synchronously, Lenta.ru and the BBC gave birth to publications as continuation of the same article on RBC, in whichagain the surname of the oligarch Malofeev (also with wiretapping) and the surname of the “kulkhacker” Alexei Bilyuchenko, who is considered to be the founder and main developer of the scandalous crypto-exchange, which actually turned into a financial pyramid, surfaced. And also some guys from the FSB were mentioned, who could well be related to the rapid withdrawal of money from BTC-e.
Clear business, "Cryptocriticism" could not passpast such a booth. Therefore, the "detective on the couch" was turned on and some research was carried out. Which expand the circle of suspects and raise new questions regarding what is happening.
Let's start with the list of suspects, outlined on Bitcointalk as part of the case of the healed and spiraling successor to BTC-e, that is, the WEX exchange.
As you can see, many interesting names are mentioned. Some of them are quite famous. For example, Malofeev and Ashmanov with his wife Natalya Kasperskaya. Nevertheless, having scrolled that topic a little further, you can stumble upon this comment here. "All Codla BTC-E and their primary partners"
Naturally, I wondered what the editor-in-chief and founder of Bits.Media was doing there (BTCSec.com until Roskomnadzor blocked it in 2015).
So you need to read the original thread of the conference on Ilerney through WebArchive.
On the whole, nothing interesting appeared in it, except for this.
The reader of the conf asked what Alex Saver is. By the way, here he is.
And who answers the question on Ilerney? For some reason, Belousov, who in reality could easily have been that same Alexei Bilyuchenko from Novosibirsk. For some reason LZ himself could not write anything about himself. Now pay attention to the content of the answer:
"Alex Saver (aka "LZ", "lzsaver") is one of the main activists of the bitcoin community and a popularizer of bitcoins. Programmer, former hacker, cyberpunk, english teacher at school, romantic and just a good person. As for bitcoins: moderator BitcoinTalk.org, one of the early users of Bitcoin, in 2010 “influenced” the opening of the source code of the first successful (but proprietary) GPU miner, in the corporation EMA LLC is engaged in the development of bitcoin solutions for CH countriesG ".
Former hacker, not attached to any Kaspersky,neither in Group-IB, nor in the office at Detsky Mir. He also teaches at school. Yes Yes. This is in 2012 year. If anyone does not remember, in 2013, the formation and acquisition of army scientific companies began. Which means hiring there, including kulhackers for shadow state needs. Which also means that the concept of such was already in the minds of the General Staff and the top of the Ministry of Defense in the year of commercials in 2010. Because the necessary state bureaucracy and knocking out budgets in our country takes exactly a couple of years. Which also means that before the formation of the concept of the kulkhacker’s companies, those were already actively used privately by the “office”, the “house in Yasenevo” and the military themselves. And that all more or less interesting characters siloviki tightly grazed already then. They just decided to expand the process and put it on stream.
The flow is now formally 11 scientific(the website of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation), although Vicki talks about 12, and the TV channel "Star" - generally about 16. Where the remaining 5 went is a question. Perhaps these are completely closed "boxes". However, with the right funding and approach, it seems that serving them will be far from bad. For example, the military ransacked off their elite-looking technopolis “Era” in Anapa. Directly by the sea and its own beach. I strongly approve.
But if we distract from the ridiculous legend, then EMA LLC is what is really interesting. I feel that this is about this company.
Which has a head office in Novosibirsk. Where did the very Bilyuchenko come from? And which has licenses of the FSTEC and the FSB to work with sensitive information and cryptography. Which, in general, is logical: any more or less significant company in the fuel and energy complex must be under "office" control. Especially after Stuxnet in 2010. Still, the country's energy security.
Yes, I completely forgot to say what exactly they are doing at EMA LLC. "The main activities of the company "EMA" - project management automation of technological processes of production, transmission, distribution and consumption of electricity"
Or, more simply, writing software for managing power plants and supplying equipment for them. CONVENIENT FOR HIDDEN MININGdon't you find? At the same time, google shows nothing at all where the EMA could at least somehow intersect with the cryptocurrency. But if it was a private initiative of a group of its employees, then why not.
What is it, gentlemen? Really BitZintol LZ is not just familiar with BTC-e, but something more? Maybe they are with Bilyuchenko (Belousov?) were friends and colleagues in that same energy company? For example, at first they mined together, then they figured out how to use the company's resources, and then they opened the exchange? Moreover, they write to me that my father Bilyuchenko (who also seems to be in business with BTCe) also worked in a certain electrical company in Novosib. The picture is twisting more and more fun, and more questions.
In this case, it is worth paying attention to the unexpected recognition of LZ / Saver on March 31, 2012.
"Personally I have not used bitcoins for a month and a half. This is not the project that I sincerely believed in back in 2010. Right now it is a centralized and trackable system like WebMoney / PayPal, a project without a clear direction for its development andwithout any idea. Why then didn’t he leave? Because I feel responsible to people who believe in bitcoins in the same way as I believed in the very beginning. Bitcoins are just candy wrappers, guys. You can make money on them - well done, but do not build castles in the air. This has long been a business. There is no reason to believe in the 21 millionth limit and other initial ideas, now these are just marketing tricks. Big Brother has long been here. "
A very strange confession for activelyadmin still present on Bitcointalk, don't you find? This may well be an explanation if you recall the news about the drug smash on Bitfinex and the character from their technicals (who also served the QuadrigaCX pyramid), which suddenly turned out to be a paid CIA informant.
Also in a post I wrote: "P.S. I previously claimed that bitcoin was invented by a development team in the interests of "Very polite people" from Mexico and Colombia. Was wrong. I forgot about their senior partners up the map. Which are great specialists (like ours) for transporting weapons and substances for the hidden needs of the state (Pinochet’s case, for example) and just for personal gesheft. Oh, sorry, of course, we are talking about the supply of banana lots by diplomatic mail and humanitarian aid in case of fires by local EMERCOM aircraft. Only help to distressed regions, only hardcore!"
Actually, now the version of Natalia Kaspersky is notIt seems so crazy. Bitcoin could well have been invented in the same CIA to circumvent the 4th directive and anti-money laundering measures that would interfere with the financing of all kinds of covert ops. A convenient means of shadow settlement with dubious counterparties for officials, why not?
Obviously, such research is unlikely to have passed by comrades from the Lubyanka. They control the fuel and energy complex and graze kulkhackers, especially those who work for the "office" itself. Now imagine that LZ - the "office" or freelance, whom the curator ordered to urgently throwfawn occupation. And at the same time he presented a certain proof that broke LZ's convictions in the bud. And then LZ opened up and threw a cue ball with mining for himself in the trash of history. But for some reason I didn’t stop actively grazing on Bitcointalk. Because well, someone has to follow the cryptocurrency party, right?
I suppose my version is also not completely insane. She could be clarified by the list of employees of EMA LLC for 2010-2012 - but where to get it, hehe. And now it’s worth moving from one conspiracy thesis to another. About Ivan Tikhonov and Bits.Media.
Generally speaking in the same clearing with vilethe pyramid (in which the wanted Dima Vasiliev from BTC-e / WEX on board) for a normal person should be zapadlo. But these are cryptans, they are FSUs. Just look at the scam Elina Sidorenko and her friend Katerina Kondratenko. However, something else is interesting - namely, the past of BTCSec and the potential connection with the organizers of BTC-e.
Let's go through the dates. The appearance of the user btc-e.com on Bitcoin is July 9, 2011.
The BTC-e exchange itself was launched on August 7, 2011. At the same time, the Crunchbase account is talking about July 17, 2011.
The first article on BTCSec appears July 23, 2011.
The announcement of the opening of BTCSec by Tikhonov was made on July 25, 2011.
For those who did not understand that it was Tikhonov, here is a picture from 2009 from the overclocking tournament. Nickname polym0rph. A little more information about Tikhonov Ivan Anatolyevich (date of birth November 21, 1984) here.
Nevertheless, the anniversary of the site Tikhonov on Habré (post dated July 31, 2012) announces July 31, 2011. In addition to this, he talks about how BTCSec initially progressed and how it was with advertising on the site:
"Until recently, there was no advertising at all. That is, of course, they applied, then hang up banners on tourism, or something else. But I didn’t need such advertising at all on the site, and in the future it will not be either. And if what thematic resource needs to be accommodated - so please, and for free, in the right directory. I just want to collect all the useful resources so that users can quickly find them. "
Keep the news site open for enthusiasm in 2012 for a year and refuse advertising so that you can pay for the same hosting or domain? A bit of a controversial story, but you never know.
We go further. Here is a comment on Habré from October 18, 2011. Ivan mentions the very, very young BTC-e exchange.
October 22, 2011 at Bitcointalk Tikhonov writes about the opening of the "Exchanges" section on BTCSec. At the same time, it asks to indicate which crypto-exchanges should be added.
The section itself on the site appears on October 17 of that year. Its content is extremely interesting.
Exactly 2 exchanges. The very young BTC-e and the famous MTGox. Moreover, BTC-e is the first in the list. On the BTCSec forum (Bits.media), branches about both exchanges appear on October 16.
But it is possible the marriage of Ivan and Catherine Tikhonovand a honeymoon to Italy greatly distracted the creator of BTCSec from working with content sections and the update will be later. Therefore, I decided to flip through the snapshots of the Web Archive for when other crypto exchanges appear on the list.
On April 20, 2014 in the section “Exchanges” onExactly two were specified by BTCSec: BTC-e and Mt.Gox. And only a snapshot from June 25, 2014 shows that the section was replenished with Bitstamp, Exmoney, WBE, GOC.io, but lost the mention of Mt.Gox.
For almost 4 years, Ivan Tikhonov and his colleagues on the site could not replenish the “Exchanges” section, regularly replenishing others and kept amazing BTC-e loyalty. Amazing story.
And now a little info sent attentiveReader of Cryptocritics. The main payment in BTC-e was WebMoney (WMZ) and the daily turnover on it was cheap for the exchange. God grant a couple of tens of thousands of dollars. By 2013, the turnover of BTC-e has become completely different, according to the publication on Habré (By the way, who wrote it?) And then the volumes could be in the best traditions of cryptans drawn from head to toe.
That is, a direct question arises: why did Tikhonov actually promote a very young and young BTC-e? Maybe because he was noticeably more with her than he knew?
By the way, I completely forgot about the connection of Mt.Gox and BTC-e:
"It was anonymity that made BTC-e popular amongcyber fraudsters a platform, according to US authorities. Through it, for example, 530 thousand bitcoins stolen from the Japanese cryptocurrency site Mt.Gox were laundered, follows from the American indictment". © BBC
"The official statement states that Vinnik is nothe just led the criminal group since 2011 and laundered over $ 4 billion in bitcoins through BTC-e, but the BTC-e administrator was also involved, if not in the very robbery of the Mt. Gox, then at least to launder stolen funds". © Hacker
That's how interesting it turns out. In June 2011, they hacked Mt.Gox and stole 2000 Bitcoins, and a few months later BTC-e opened, which was then accused of laundering funds stolen from Mt.Gox.
Now we summarize the accumulated Old and try to suggest something.
Assumption 1. Stolen money from Mt.Gox could make up BTC-e primary working capital. In this connection, the question arises of who broke Mt.Gox a second time in 2014.
Assumption 2. Ivan Tikhonov from BTCSec was not just acquainted with the founder of BTC-e Belousov (Bilyuchenko?), With whom he held the same online conference at Ilerney in 2012. There is every chance that Ivan Tikhonov and BTCSec / Bits.Media were the PR department of BTC-e from the very beginning. For example, in order to increase the turnover of the same exchange at the expense of attracted “hamsters”. And the more turns, the more you can wash.
Accordingly, Tikhonov can know everyonepersons involved in the case, as well as where and to whom the crypto-money went. So I recommend visiting St. Petersburg and events where Ivan Anatolyevich appears with reports to ask him simple and clear questions. Moreover, it would be interesting to know the list of Bilyuchenko's movements in the period from 2010 to 2014. Above in the screenshot there was a hint that Alexey regularly appeared in St. Petersburg. It is possible that he was among the participants, for example, of this party in 2013, organized by Tikhonov and Co.
Assumption 3. LZ / Alex Saver, father and son of Bilyuchenko could be colleagues at EMA, which was engaged in software and equipment for power plants. Which head office is in Novosibirsk, wherejust the Bilyuchenko family. At the same time, it is possible that LZ / Saver is under the control of the FSB, if it does not work for it in one form or another. Accordingly, the question arises under whose control Bilyuchenko Jr. was and from what year.
And now let's move on from one conspiracy thesis to another. About the millions of Sergey Mayzus.
The other day there was a post at Misha Zhukhovitsky, in which interesting news was reported: Maysus through the court was able to squeeze what was lost from BTC-e. Nobody could, but Sergey could. Glory to the hero!
And the comments there were interesting too.
Nevertheless, the question arose as to how Meisus turned it all. To do this, I had to read the source text from the lawyers whom Sergey hired.
What is the point? Lawyers did not sue for fraud, etc., but filed a claim for reputation damage to Alexander Vinnik and BTC-e (17 defendants) due to the fact that the honest name of Mayzus and his companies was messed up in the scandal with laundering cue ball after arrest Vinnika. The amount of damage and compensation for the costs of the proceedings according to the court decision came out a little more than 38 million dollars.
There are reasonable questions: how did Meisus recover 38 million and why is the lawsuit so strange drawn up? Do you often see goodwill courts with such a claim? Especially won. Of course, since they sued in Cyprus, it can be assumed that the courts there are no worse than ours in terms of a flexible approach to solving the case. But still ... Therefore, my colleague Reptiloid doubted a little and decided to throw versions that it was.
Version 1. Maisus had somehow pulled money out of BTC-e (maybe he didn’t lose them there at all) and legal entities associated with the cryptocurrency exchange. Or he knows how to get 38 million for promoted lawyers and get them out of there. Or do you need to pull out some OTHER loot - who knows? Accordingly, the court decision makes it easy and elegant to whitewash money. Like, he honestly knocked out the assholes who ruined his reputation - if you please, look at the court decision. No questions from the tax.
Version 2. We believe more realistic. Mayusus knows who and how to get loot from. But he needs a full justification for making claims that can not be jumped off. It’s one thing, say, verbal agreements or some correspondence — and another thing, when you owe 38 lemas in court. There is already pretend to be "I don’t know what millions, you cho" will fail. Here you can only challenge the decision of the court - what is unlikely that anyone will do.
In any case, I have already stocked up with popcorn and beer and will continue to monitor developments.
This concludes the conspiracy thesis. She was already tired, and there is much more to write on the topic of marketing and venture investment. So there is a break with the cryptans, and you subscribe to the channels by the links below. I’ll throw something curious soon.
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