Crypto tumbler BestMixer.io seized for large-scale money laundering

Crypto tumbler BestMixer.io seized for large-scale money laundering

BestMixer.io was among the three largest cryptocurrency mixing services launched in May 2018.

Europol in collaboration with the Dutch Fiscal Information and Investigative Service (FIOD), Luxembourg has shut down a well-known and one of the world’s leading cryptocurrency tumblers BestMixer.io.


The bitcoin transaction mixer was shut down officially on May 22. The operation against cryptocurrency mixer is being termed as the “first law enforcement action of its kind,” by Europol.


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Europol further added that the shutdown of BestMixer.io is a result of an extensive investigation started in summer 2018. Reportedly, six Netherlands and Luxembourg-based servers of the crypto tumbler have been seized.


“BestMixer.io This service has been seized by the Dutch Financial Criminal Investigation Service (FIOD) under the authority of the Dutch Prosecutor’s Office. Dutch Law Enforcement have started an investigation on Bestmixer.io in June 2018. In this investigation, we have collected information about transactions, letters of guarantee and support messages. YOU ARE NOT ANONYMOUS.”



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BestMixer.io was among the three largest cryptocurrency mixing services launched in May 2018 and boasted of an estimated turnover of $200 million. ChipMixer and BitMix.Biz are the other two mainstream crypto mixers. BestMixer.io dealt in a variety of cryptocurrencies including litecoin, ..