94,000 Bitcoins Worth $3.6B Recovered from 2016 Bitfinex Hack
94,000 Bitcoins worth $3.6 Billion dollars have been recovered by the US Justice Department in its biggest financial seizure ever.
The crypto has been linked to the Bitfinex hack from 2016, a cryptocurrency exchange owned and operated by iFinex Inc.
Two people have been arrested on suspicion of attempting to launder crypto as on Tuesday, police in New York arrested a husband and wife couple that allegedly tried to launder just that amount.
Total of $119,754 worth bitcoin was taken; 25,000 of which was moved through a complicated money laundering scheme.
Detectives say this proves cyber that criminals will be brought to justice and bitfinex is now working to be reunited with its lost funds.
The attorney general says the arrests are prove that;
Cryptocurrency is not a safe haven for criminals and the law can and will follow the money no matter from who, or no matter what form it takes.
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