German authorities shut down Hydra darknet marketplace, seizing 500 bitcoin

Quick Take

  • Hydra was the world’s largest darknet marketplace
  • It had 17 million customers and 19,000 vendors registered at the time of closure

German authorities have shut down the darknet marketplace Hydra after securing server infrastructure and seizing 543.3 BTC (25 million USD). 

The Frankfurt am Main Public Prosecutor's Office, Central Office for Combating Cybercrime (ZIT), and Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA) announced the seizure in a stat