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David Agullo

August 16, 2021

Why Police Seized USB Stick that Contained 9.5 million Dollars In Ethereum?

Ethereum News – Cryptocurrencies have been increasingly gaining the attention of the public, and their use as an investment platform has been on the rise. These digital currencies facilitate payments in the online sector without the need for a central authority (e.g., a bank). The market for cryptocurrencies is rapidly expanding, and at the time of writing currently had a market capitalization of around 300 billion US dollars with this also comes an important duty to protect this audience who have been continuously investing and trading.


Etherum and Bitcoin being major trading coins have also had certain risks and frauds attached to them.


The organizers of a $22.25 million worldwide cryptocurrency scam have been captured by British investigators. A $9.5 million USB stick carrying there was among the confiscated goods. Victims of this scam are currently being contacted by the police to retrieve their monies.


Individuals in the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Europe, China, Australia, and Hong Kong were victims of the hoax. They “deposited money, including their life savings, into what they thought was online savings and trading service using Binance Smart Chain, which archives and records crypto-currency transactions, proving their movement and value.


However, a 23-year-old male and a 25-year-old woman were detained for fraud and money laundering in Greater Manchester. They were, however, released while the investigation is ongoing. The authorities are now confronted with an issue since they are searching for victims to reclaim the monies.



According to the authorities, the operation was carried out as part of a crackdown on a crypto-related scam that operated phony savings and trading services with victims in the United Kingdom, the United States, Europe, China, Australia, and Hong Kong. The con artists promised their victims that all transactions would be handled by Binance Smart Chain.

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90 percent of cryptocurrencies have been taken in total. They are now being returned to their rightful owners by the police. There are a few people who still need to be identified and settled around the world.



While cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum are now being seen as the future of money and trading, according to Detective Chief Inspector Joe Harrop of Greater Manchester Police’s Economic Crime Unit, their emergence has also brought with it new types of a crime involving criminals who want to take advantage of these technological trends.



Before closing their website and transferring funds to their accounts, the fraudsters in charge of the service waited for a significant amount of money to be deposited into an account. The scammers, unfortunately for them, did not disappear without leaving a trace. Specialist officers received information that the scheme’s participants were in manchester for a limited time and found them.


Cryptocurrency systems such as Ether and Binance were developed independently, so have struggled to work in conjunction with each other.


When a product is sent around the world, it may be handled by up to twenty different entities. From the producer to the shipping firm to the wholesaler to the retailer, directly or indirectly. As a result, blockchain-enabled supply chain tracking has the potential to assist a large number of businesses. It is significantly more difficult to hide f with a blockchain platform like Ethereum. A decision has to made to prevent the audience from fidelities and ensure the trust of the users in assets.