The cryptocurrency exchange BTC-e that halted all operations due to FBI money laundering allegations in late July has published another update.

According to the BTC-e support team, the exchange was able to access its databases and wallets. "At the moment we are evaluating data and of coins, this information will be made public by the end of next week," their statement, made on in a Bitcointalk thread, reads. BTC-e also informed its customers that the bulk of the exchange's funds that were sent through Mayzus Financial Services Ltd remain seized.

Earlier, BTC-e customers discussed the role of this financial entity, figuring out whether it is just a financial bank intermediary that receives wires or it is a financial entity of the real beneficiary of BTC-e. Sergey Mayzus, founder of Mayzus Financial Services, a former Russian politician and one of the founders of InstaForex, now living in the Czech Republic, declared that his companies are not involved with BTC-e. He supposed that BTC-e was one of many legal entities among Mayzus Financial Services clients.

"MAYZUS Financial Services Ltd. might have had among its clients, through the services of MoneyPolo and OKPAY, legal entities who could be operators of the BTC-E exchange, or private persons who could be owners or employees of the BTC-E exchange, however, all accounts of legal entities or individuals whom we considered as possibly related to the BTC-E exchange, are blocked, which was properly reported to the financial regulatory authorities. In addition, information about these individuals and legal entities was forwarded to the law-enforcement agencies of Great Britain."The exchange has remained offline since 25 July. On 25 July, Reuters reported that a 38-year-old Russian Alexander Vinnyk was arrested in Greece following the relevant claim from the US authorities. He was suspected to be involved in the Mt. Gox theft and subsequent money laundering through BTC-e and other exchange platforms. He faces 21 counts, including laundering funds from Mt. Gox, from computer hacking and drug trafficking. He could face up to 55 years in prison.

On 29 July, more than $92 million or 485,705 ETH were moved from the Ethereum wallet belonging to BTC-e to another account. On 31 July the Litecoin wallet of BTC-e was also cleaned up. It is still unknown who moved the funds. The exchange, which has operated since 2011, held balances in BTC, ETH, LTC, DASH. Approved currencies included USD, EUR and Russian roubles.