Bitcoin Price Spikes to Nearly $9K on Little-Known Crypto Exchange

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For a cryptocurrency exchange that has seen its bitcoin price trade at a market premium since launch, the spike to nearly $9,000 on the WEX exchange on Wednesday was an outlier.

Some background: in July of last year, U.S. and international law enforcement took aim at BTC-e, the long-running – and long-mysterious – cryptocurrency exchange. In a dramatic turn, a Russian national and one of BTC-e’s suspected employees was arrested and charged with laundering billions of dollars while American regulators

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