Cryptocurrency exchange WES, the heiress of the closed in 2017 BTC-e, whose servers were partially arrested by the FBI, denied the information that it will change its owner in a short time.

Crypto exchange WEX, which has obvious relations with Russian crypto community, said that information about its sale to Donbass ex-militiaman is not true.

The exchange confirmed that it receives offers from investors, but the company does not plan to be put on sale.

"From time to time, we receive proposals of capital investments which could help us to dynamically develop and internationally expand our business, and our representatives are negotiating with some investors. However, we are not interested in selling the company and such discussions are not on our agenda," WEX wrote in Russian in its twitter.

Two days earlier, Russian business news portal RBC reported that Dmitry Khavchenko, a former militiaman from Donbass, with the nickname Sailor, is in negotiations to acquire WEX. Khavchenko was one of those who passed the flight recorders of Malaysian Boeing-777, shot down over the Donbass, to the Malaysian authorities. According to Khavchenko, at the end of April 2018, he signed an agreement of intentions with Dmitry Vasilyev, who is the current owner of WEX's operator, the Singapore-based company World Exchange Services. The amount of the deal was not disclosed.

BTC-e was closed in 2017 after Russian citizen Alexander Vinnik was arrested in Greece at the request of the US Justice Department.