Justice Department Says It Seized $ 3.6 Billion Worth of Bitcoin Stolen in 2016 Hack

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department said Tuesday it seized over $ 3.6 billion worth of digital currency stolen during a hack of a cryptocurrency exchange and arrested two suspects for allegedly trying to launder the proceeds. The value of the cryptocurrency at the time it was seized last week marks the largest financial seizure ever … Read more

Justice Dept. Launches National Cryptocurrency Enforcement Team

Photo: Jonathan Ernst Pool (Getty Images) The United States Department of Justice has announced the launch of a new investigative team focused on disrupting “criminal misuse” of cryptocurrency. Dubbed the National Cryptocurrency Enforcement Team, or NCET for short, the team will focuses on crooked crypto exchanges, money launderers and other unsavory elements occupying the dark … Read more