Feds Find $3.3B In Stolen Bitcoin In Popcorn Tin After 10-Year Search

  • The U.S. Department of Justice found $3.3 billion worth of bitcoins inside a popcorn tin after ten years of looking for it.
  • James Zhong, 32, pleaded guilty last week to wire fraud, after having exploited a loophole in the payment structure of the dark web marketplace Silk Road in September 2012.
  • Ten years later, authorities found the stolen 50,676 bitcoins in USB sticks hidden in various devices at Zhong’s home in Gainesville, Georgia.
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