Canadian Bitcoin Office Attacked by Armed Robbers

Three armed males were trying to find cash at popular Canadian exchange's office
25 January 2018   1447

Three armed robbers rushed into the office of the bitcoin-exchange Canadian Bitcoin in the capital of Canada and tied four employees of the site, according to the Ottawa Police Department.

As it turned out, there was another person in the office at the time - he called the police. Arriving at the place of the guards of the order detained one of the suspects, two more are currently on the wanted list. To steal something the attackers did not have time.

A number of charges were brought against the 19-year-old detainee, including "attempted robbery with the use of firearms" and "illegal detainment of a person". The names of the suspects were not disclosed, but in the police report they are described as "black males". As CBC notes in Facebook, the robbers hoped to find cash in the office.

The police refused to disclose the name of the attacked exchange, but in the immediate vicinity of the scene is the office site of the Canadian Bitcoins. Subsequently, the representative of the company confirmed this information.

US Authorities to Sell $4.3M Worth Seized BTC

As reported, the Bitcoins were seized during different federal investigations
18 October 2018   114

The US Federal Penitentiary and Marshals Service has announced an auction, during which 660 Bitcoins will be sold, previously confiscated by law enforcement agencies. The current market value of the coins put up for sale is about $ 4.3 million, CoinDesk reports.

Bitcoins offered for sale were seized during federal criminal, civil and administrative investigations.

The auction will be held on November 5, and to participate in it, you must register no later than October 31 and make a deposit of $ 200,000.

The trades will be divided into two parts and include the sale of six blocks of 100 BTC and one more block of 60 BTC. Auction participants will not be able to view other people's rates or change their own.

The Office clarified that part of the assets put up for auction includes Bitcoins, which were seized during the recent investigations into the cases of the traders Teresa Tetley and Thomas Mario Costanzo. Teresa Tetley was sentenced in July to a year in prison on charges of trading in cryptocurrency without the necessary license and laundering money obtained from drug trafficking.

The Marshals do not report which part of the bitcoins seized from Tetley and Costanzo is put up for auction, however, it was previously known that 40 BTC were withdrawn from the first, and 80 BTC from the second.

Two previous major auctions for the sale of confiscated bitcoins were held in the United States in January and March of this year. In the first case, 3813 BTC was sold, in the second - 2170 BTC.