Crypto Detectives Track Stolen Bitcoins

Mt Gox

As noted before, cryptocurrency transactions are not anonymous.

The U.S. government tracked down Bitcoin transactions in the Department of Justice’s indictment of Russian election hackers.

The Wall Street Journal’s video notes that there are now a number of cryptocurrency detectives who are (or at least) advertise themselves to be able to track stolen tokens. Kim Nilsson cracked the Mt. Gox robbery.

But the question remains as to whether a victim can ever recover them once they are found residing in the thief’s digital wallet.

http://www.wsj.com/video/bitcoin-detectives-cracking-the-blockchain/E6526AA2-FF0E-480F-B439-1B3EA1E32482.html

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About JeffKoeppel

I am a corporate/securities attorney in the Washington, DC area. Prior to joining the firm, I was a Senior Attorney Advisor in the Division of Corporation Finance at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. I am a member of the Bars of the States of Maryland, New York and the District of Columbia. You can also follow this blog on LinkedIn at: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/jeffrey-a-koeppel/0/63/5a9
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