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A Essential Clue within the $4.5 Billion Bitcoin Heist: a $500 Walmart Reward Card

A Essential Clue within the .5 Billion Bitcoin Heist: a 0 Walmart Reward Card

Federal investigators spent years attempting to find clues within the 2016 hacking of the Bitfinex cryptocurrency change, when thieves stole bitcoin now value $4.5 billion. In the long run, what helped cause them to two suspects was one thing far more quotidian: a $500 Walmart reward card.

That card and greater than a dozen others prefer it, together with for Uber , Lodges.com and PlayStation, have been linked to emails and cloud service suppliers belonging to a younger Manhattan couple, Ilya “Dutch” Lichtenstein and Heather R. Morgan, based on a legal grievance. Authorities arrested the couple after seizing $3.6 billion value of bitcoin allegedly of their management—the Justice Division’s largest monetary seizure ever.

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