Russian national Alexander Vinnik, who allegedly defrauded early adopters of millions of pounds’ worth of bitcoins, is escorted by police officers as he arrives at a courthouse at the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki last Wednesday, July 26. Photo: AP

Why bitcoin and its cryptocurrency cousins are under increasing scrutiny

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Russian national Alexander Vinnik, who allegedly defrauded early adopters of millions of pounds’ worth of bitcoins, is escorted by police officers as he arrives at a courthouse at the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki last Wednesday, July 26. Photo: AP
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