How much cryptocurrency was stolen and launder?

(Photo Credit: Pixabay) A married couple was arrested on Tuesday by the US Department of Justice (DOJ) said for allegedly trying to launder roughly $4.5 billion worth of stolen Bitcoins. The cryptocurrency was first stolen during a massive 2016 exchange hack.

Did a married couple try to launder $4 billion in cryptocurrency?

A married couple was busted in Manhattan on Tuesday for allegedly trying to launder roughly $4.5 billion in cryptocurrency stolen during a massive 2016 hack, federal prosecutors said.

How much bitcoin was stolen from Bitfinex?

U.S. authorities arrested a New York City couple Tuesday for allegedly conspiring to launder $4.5 billion worth of bitcoin stolen during a hack of cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex in 2016, $3.6 billion of which federal authorities have recovered in what the Department of Justice is calling the largest financial seizure ever.

How much is the crypto stash worth?

The cryptocurrency was worth $71 million when it was spirited away in 2016. Now the stash is worth $4.5 billion as Bitcoin prices have skyrocketed, of which $3.6 billion worth of tokens has been recovered by federal agents. The couple weren’t accused of doing the actual hacking.