Justice Department Says It Seized $3.6 Billion Worth of Bitcoin Stolen in 2016 Hack – The Wall Street Journal

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 by the Justice Department, officials said.

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