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The US government transferred $922 million in Bitcoin for this case

The US government transferred $922 million worth of Bitcoin seized during the Bitfinex affair, according to Arkham Intelligence.

The US government transferred $922 million in Bitcoin linked to the Bitfinex affair

According to data provided by blockchain tracking company Arkham Intelligence, the US government has transferred more than $922 million in... Bitcoin currency. Meanwhile, the transfers were allegedly made from two different cryptocurrency wallets.

In addition, this Bitcoin will come from a confiscation during the Bitfinex affair Bitfinex. As a reminder, the government confiscated approximately 94,000 Bitcoins ($3.6 billion at the time) from the criminals behind the Bitfinex hack in 2016.

The government was able to find the two people accused of being behind the hack of the Bitfinex platform. The criminals include rapper and influencer Heather Morgan, known as “Razlikhan,” and her husband, Ilya Lichtenstein. The latter was also declared a “government witness”.

"Today, the jury learned who had access to Bitfinex's systems for months and who also hacked accounts on other exchanges, such as Coinbase and Kraken. Some of the stolen funds were used to purchase tokens non-fungibles, gold, Walmart gift cards, shampoo and the drug “LSD”.

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In fact, one government portfolio transferred approximately $173 million. Then, on the same day, the second government wallet also transferred around 749 million in two transactions.

Additionally, Amazon recently announced a film that follows the journey of hackers Heather Morgan and Ilya Lichtenstein. Indeed, the two lovers managed to evade justice for several years, before finally pleading guilty. Ilya Lichtenstein is still serving his sentence while his wife has returned to an active life.

On the other hand, these transfers had no impact on the price since it is around $63,000. In fact, ETF liquidity flow is primed to absorb this type of transfer.

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