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DOJ Gives Bitcoin Investors an Unexpected Assist

By Vin Narayanan on February 25, 2022

The Department of Justice gave bitcoin investors an unexpected assist earlier this month. On February 8, the DOJ announced that it had seized more than 94,000 bitcoins that were allegedly stolen when Bitfinex was hacked in 2016. The DOJ also announced that it arrested the couple it believed had laundered the stolen proceeds. “Today’s arrests, and the department’s largest financial seizure ever, show that cryptocurrency is not a safe…