Federal prosecutors suspect the man behind Bitfinex’s “missing” $850 million stole at least $60 million of it, and may also be involved in counterfeiting U.S. currency.
Feds just seized part of Bitfinex’s ‘missing’ $850 million, arrest made
An HSBC account referenced in a federal indictment directly connects Bitfinex to bank fraud case
Part of Bitfinex’s “missing” $850 million is now in the hands of the U.S. Department of Justice. Meanwhile, a controversial businessman was arrested for falsely setting up accounts that let exchanges—including Bitfinex, based on claims in the indictment—skirt bank rules and the law.