BTC-e, who were shutdown in July, have made good on their promise to return with the launch of the new WEX exchange.
Which looks pretty much exactly like BTC-e in design and functionality and according to a Twitter post by the team behind it, this is the result of a months work beginning shortly after the
July raid by US Authorities.
"We thank all ex-users of BTC-E for their patience at such a difficult moment for all of you guys. We on our part have spent a lot of efforts and energy to create a new platform for trade in the shortest time limits. Our platform will operate according to AML/KYC laws and world legislation in this field. " - WEX Team
Notably in the statement from the WEX exchange website, they plan to abide by all anti-money laundering and know-your-customer laws that govern their operation and the jurisdictions governing their user base.
WEX claims they are unrelated to BTC-e but anyone with half a brain can clearly see it's the BTC-e platform with a new coat of paint.
|BTC-e 2014 Compared to WEX - 2017|
Additionally the BTC-e users are already present on the platform and mention of bonus tokens (to repay those who lost money on BTC-e) can be found in their website statement.
"We thank all ex-users of BTC-E for their patience at such a difficult moment for all of you guys. We on our part have spent a lot of efforts and energy to create a new platform for trade in the shortest time limits."
BTC-e stated in August it would relaunch in September after being shutdown in July on a 21-count blast from the United States packed with a $110 million dollar fine (seems a bit extreme) and led to the arrest of Alexander Vinnik in Greece believed to be the mastermind behind an alleged 4 billion dollar money laundering scheme and operator of the BTC-e exchange.
Thus, the answer and fulfillment of the latter appears to be ... WEX.