what happened? British police have seized $250 million (180,180 million) worth of cryptocurrency in a money laundering investigation. This is a UK record and is believed to be one of the largest crypto attacks in the world.
The Metropolitan Police says the seizure was carried out by the Capital's Economic Crimes Command. This is just a few weeks after he scored a $157.8 million cryptocurrency. Both are based on information received about the transfer of criminal assets and form part of an international money laundering investigation.
Met did not detect the type of encryption detected. According to The Guardian, the digital currency in question was Bitcoin.
“While cash remains king in the criminal world, with the development of digital operating systems, we are increasingly seeing organized criminals using cryptocurrencies to launder their dirty money,” said Metropolitan Police Deputy Commissioner Graham McNally. A 39-year-old woman was arrested on 24 June on suspicion of money laundering. He was released on bail on July 10 and gave a cautious interview about the latest crypto confiscation, and his date is guaranteed in late July.
The value of the crypto is assumed at the time it was recorded - when the value of Bitcoin was around $33,000. If the crash had taken place at the peak of nearly $64,000 bitcoin in mid-April, the total value would have nearly doubled. While the $250 million is a lot of money, compared to the $3.6 billion claim, the value of Bitcoin is the largest cryptocurrency heist — or hack — in history. But some reports claim that this amount may be much lower. p>
British investigators break a record $250 million cryptocurrency