US recovered millions in cryptocurrency paid in ransom in Colonial pipeline hack
07 Jun 2021
So much for the government not being able to get your crypto
Other reports said the company paid $4.4m in crypto but the report says the FBI was notified and the wallet used by the hackers was tracked.
It will be interesting to hear how the FBI recovered the crypto but it was likely at an exchange.
On the one hand, anything the discourages illegal activities in crytpo would be better for acceptance. On the other, if the government can take your crypto, then one of the use cases disappears.
Bitcoin was last at $35,579, down about 1% today.