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    Home Forums Outside the box The Junk Drawer Sub-$1 Billion Bitcoin wallet emptied!

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      • #2309452
        AskWoody MVP

        Withdrawn by the owner of the wallet or has the ßītcoin account been hacked?

        69369.16628020 BitCoins…gone! (equates to approx $975million)

        Details over on Bleeping Computer:
        Sub-$1 Billion account Emptied

      • #2309749

        Since Bitcoin isn’t under the authority of any particular government, the owner of that wallet doesn’t have much recourse if the money was stolen.

        Group "L" (Linux Mint)
        with Windows 8.1 running in a VM
      • #2309800
        AskWoody Plus

        Bleeping computer article is lacking some necessary information.

        According to this article today in BBC World:

        the billion dollars were not stolen but seized by the USA government: it was stolen much earlier by a hacker or hackers from a wallet belonging to the now shut down, criminal “Silk Road” online site where assassin’s services, drugs, and a variety of illegal items were bought and sold and whose then owner is now days in prison, serving two consecutive life sentences. The authorities finally tracked down the thief or thieves and so gained possession of it.

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