22 Aug '16, 5pm

No, the FBI are not sending bitcoin to the #ShadowBrokers

No, the FBI are not sending bitcoin to the #ShadowBrokers

So let’s assume the FBI sent bitcoin to the ShadowBrokers wallet (spoiler, they didn’t), the given reason was that it was some attempt to track the bitcoins in the account when they ultimately get laundered; this might make sense to you at first if you don’t stop and think about it. Let’s assume I want to track some wire transfers, do I need to send money to the account I want to track or do I just subpoena the bank for their wire transfer logs? I think we know the answer here. Now when it comes to bitcoin, you can go ahead and put those subpoena forms back in the draw: ALL bitcoin transactions are displayed in a public ledger known as “The Blockchain” which can be browsed via blockchain.info by ANYONE. So if I’m looking to track someone’s bitcoin transactions and I already have complete and unrestricted access to all past, present, and future transaction data; why on eart...

Full article: https://www.malwaretech.com/2016/08/no-the-fbi-are-not-se...

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