On February 1, about $ 2.5 billion was transferred from Bitfinex hacker wallets in 2016. After examining the transactions, Cointelegraph reported that about $ 90,000 bitcoins (BTC) worth $ 3.6 billion were collected in a single wallet address. More than a week later, the hackers were captured.
The U.S. Department of Justice seized $ 3.6 billion in crypto and arrested two suspects in connection with a hack in 2016. According to the Department of Justice, alleged hackers Elijah Lichtenstein and Heather Morgan were arrested after federal authorities used their powers to “pursue funds through the blockchain.” .
Although some of the funds were partially returned in 2019, the latest recovery shocked society, and few thought that the funds could be returned in five years. After that, the crypto community reacted with different moods.
Emin Gün Sirer, founder of Ava Labs, believes that Morgan, whose middle name is “Reyhan”, a common name in Turkey, may be of Turkish origin, making her one of the richest Turks in a while. He also praised the authorities for returning the money.
Binance chief Changpeng Zhao raised two questions regarding refunds. He tweeted: “Has Bitfinex lost or made money on the hack?” He added: “If they get BTC back, how are they going to share it with LEO holders or people who could not accept LEO under the hack and then sell LEO?”
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Crypto Banter host Ran Neuner can answer this question. According to Neuners tweet, the hack may be the best deal ever made.
Jack Newold, founder of Crypto Pragmatist, believes this has a huge impact on BTC and LEO. “With sales methods like TWAP as well as OTC, this is not likely to affect the USD BTC market much, but $ 4 billion is not bad,” he wrote.