US gov’t returns 28 bitcoins from 2016 hack to Bitfinex

posted 3 months ago
Bitfinex received 28 BTC from US federal law enforcement agencies in a rare example of the US government returning stolen Bitcoin that were retrieved from the criminals. Notably, 28 bitcoins represent a fraction of the original 120,000 BTC heist.

The exchange said “Since the well documented hack in 2016, Bitfinex has collaborated with international law enforcement agencies... the US government had obtained bitcoins believed to be proceeds from the 2016 hack.” The exchange says the returned funds will be in USD & go to about 5,000 users.
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