Analytics agency Coinfirm says the US Division of Justice (DOJ)’s seizure of digital property related to the now-defunct Silk Highway left behind tokens price thousands and thousands of {dollars}. In accordance with Coinfirm, there are nonetheless invaluable balances held on forked addresses originating from that pockets.

On November 5, the DOJ introduced {that a} hacker generally known as Particular person X had cooperated with regulation enforcement and agreed to relinquish management of over $1 billion price of bitcoins. On the time of the seizure of the 69,370 BTC, information.Bitcoin.com reported the DOJ confirming that 1HQ3-the tackle that was managed by Particular person X additionally contained roughly 69,370 BCH, BTG, and BSV.

Nevertheless, in its replace following “a self-funded investigation”, the analytics agency says the US “authorities seemingly ignored and left it within the fingers of whoever has entry to the non-public keys of the primary pockets.” Whereas Coinfirm is claiming that funds price thousands and thousands of {dollars} are nonetheless excellent, the agency has thus far solely launched data on tokens whose whole worth doesn’t exceed $1 million.

In accordance with the investigation, the next digital property have been left behind by the DOJ:

  • 693701 Bitcoin Diamond (“BCD”), which is presently price roughly 310,000 USD.
  • 69370 Tremendous Bitcoin (“SBTC”), which is presently price roughly 66,000 USD.
  • 69370.11453606 Bitcoin Personal (“BTCP”), which is presently price roughly 11,000 USD.

After cooperating with US authorities “Particular person X walked away from the incident with out going through any felony prices” in keeping with Coinfirm. It stays to be seen if this newest revelation (if confirmed true) goes to lead to adjustments to Particular person X’s deal.

In the meantime, Coinfirm claims that its cryptographic tracing efforts have recognized dozens of circumstances by which regulation enforcement authorities might have unknowingly left substantial funds accessible to suspects as an alternative of correctly accounting for and seizing these property.

Do you agree with Coinfirm that the DOJ left tokens price thousands and thousands of {dollars} after the Silk Highway seizure? Inform us what you assume within the feedback part under.

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