1000 million euros bitcoins controversial mysterious thief: They reveal who has withdrawn almost 1.000 million euros in bitcoins from one of the most controversial and mysterious cryptocurrencies on the network

Cryptocurrencies are very difficult to track, making them a very valuable exchange material for secure operations on the network as well as for financial transactions on the dark web.

The volatility of these digital currencies and the blockchain technology on which they are protected makes them the most used currencies in the main internet wells, such as in drug trafficking portals and other types of illicit operations.

This Tuesday the media advanced that close to 70,000 bitcoins had been withdrawn from one of the most bulky and mysterious cryptocurrencies on the network. The wallet is usually linked to one of the first drug sales pages on the dark web, Silk Road. The fortune, valued at nearly 1,000 million euros, had been frozen since 2013, when the creator of Silk Road was arrested and went to prison.

Now media like Motherboard assure that behind this unusual operation is the United States.

This was confirmed by the US Department of justice itself in a statement that came to light this week. "Silk Road was the most famous criminal market in its day," says U.S. Attorney General David Anderson. "The successful prosecution of the founder of Silk Road in 2015 left open a billion-dollar question: Where did the money go?".

Over the past few years, the crypto community watched with astonishment as the 70,000 bitcoins remained 'asleep' in a cryptocurrency exchange. They had always been associated with the Fortune Silk Road had made thanks to their illicit businesses. The Justice Department has decided that this money has now been confiscated. "It is in the possession of the United States."

1000 million euros bitcoins controversial mysterious thief

The prosecutor, Anderson, details in a car how the US government managed to take control of this cryptocurrency last Monday. An anonymous hacker agreed to hand it over. This computer security expert, who only identifies himself as' individual X', claimed to access the Silk Road cryptocurrency wallet and steal the 70,000 bitcoins between 2012 and 2013. Then, he diverted the 70,000 bitcoins to the account that for years had been monitored by the community.

In the car in which the interception of cryptocurrencies has been announced, US authorities acknowledge that a company has collaborated in the investigation and that 54 transactions made from Silk Road to two crypto wallets have been detected. In April 2013 these two wallets sent the 70,000 bitcoins to the address that has now been intervened by the US.

According to Motherboard, Chainalysis is the firm that has collaborated in this research. "We assist in investigations and agents have used our software to track these funds," the firm's CSO, Jonathan Levin, acknowledged.

1000 million euros bitcoins controversial mysterious thief


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What the new ID card will look like: you can take it on your mobile phone thanks to an app and the delivery fee will be paid by credit card

Some important details about the DNI 4.0 are already known. This new national identity document brings several novelties that are worth knowing and that will improve its current use.

The director General of the National Police, Francisco Pardo, has announced several key aspects of the new DNI in the Interior Committee of the Congress, in which the budgets of the body for 2021 have been detailed.

This item includes 25 million euros from the European Union Fund for the recovery and resilience of the Spanish economy. Of this amount, 6.5 million will go to the development of the DNI 4.0.

Among the most important novelties are the possibility of using the ID through a mobile application, in addition to changes in the formalities, in the form of payment and in the use of the identity document.

What the new ID will look like is explained below.

The new DNI has already been developed for 2 years and there is still no specific date for it to be available, although some details are known that should be taken into account.

The first of these is a functionality that will make the life of users a little easier. The ID card can be carried on the mobile phone thanks to a new application still in development. In this way, anyone could identify themselves through the app and not have to carry the document constantly.

Another novelty of the new ID card is that it will not be necessary to take a photo of card size before going to renew it: at the police station itself you will take the photo with a tablet or mobile device, so this process becomes more agile and simple.

The DNI 4.0 also includes another change in the renewal process: the fees can be paid by credit card and other payment systems, and the procedures to deliver the new document will be accelerated in just 24 hours.

The new DNI will have an ARM Cortex M chip, with greater encryption and memory capacity, so more data can be stored.

Security measures are yet to be known so that the ID on the mobile phone does not compromise the privacy of users and their data is not at the mercy of possible cybercriminals.


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