Bitcoin and Bitfinex Hack Coming to Netflix

Feb 12, 2022

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Netflix is producing a  docu-series on the couple behind the biggest scam of $3.6 billion. 

The documentary is based on the true-life story of Ilya "Dutch" Lichtenstein and Heather Morgan. Both were arrested this week and accused of conspiring to launder around $4.5 billion in Bitcoin. $3.6 billion of that total was seized by the government.

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Lichtenstein and Morgan were arrested in New York.  According to the Justice Department authorities, the couple tried to hacked the virtual currency via Bitcoin ATMs, altcoin transactions, and NFTs.

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According to real estate listings, the savvy tech couple appeared to be rising, moneyed stars. They lived in luxury buildings in San Francisco and New York. Rent in their Wall Street building begins at more than $5,000 for a studio.

From the show’s official description:  The value of the stolen Bitcoin increased from $71 million at the time of the hack to nearly $5 billion. The couple allegedly attempted  to liquidate their digital money by creating fake identities and online accounts, and buying physical gold, NFTs, and more.

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Chris Smith, who directed the Netflix series "FYRE: The Greatest Party That Never Happened," about the fraudulent Fyre Festival, and was executive producer of  "Tiger King," will direct the series about the couple.

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Netflix has ordered a documentary series about a married couple’s alleged scheme to launder billions of dollars worth of stolen cryptocurrency in 

the biggest criminal financial crime case

 in history