Manhattan Court Files Charges Against Operators of Unlicensed Bitcoin Exchange / 

The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York filed charges against two men from Florida for allegedly operating an unlicensed bitcoin exchange. This comes weeks after the state rolled out its BitLicense framework covering the digital currency industry and requiring bitcoin companies to secure licenses for their services and products.

The filing indicated that Anthony R. Murgio and Yuri Lebedev had been running an underground bitcoin exchange online since 2013. Their service, which is called, had apparently been in violation of the Fed’s anti-money laundering regulation.