US seizes US$3.6bil of stolen bitcoin in record haul


US authorities have recovered 94,000 bitcoin stolen back in 2016 now worth RM15.07bil, and arrested a couple accused of laundering the bitcoins. — Bloomberg

The US Justice Department announced Tuesday it had recovered more than 94,000 bitcoin stolen in 2016, currently valued at US$3.6bil (RM15.07bil), a record seizure.

A couple accused of seeking to launder the bitcoin were arrested in New York, the department said. Ilya Lichtenstein, 34, and his wife Heather Morgan, 31, were set to appear in federal court over the charges later in the day.

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