UK court ordered Bitfinex to freeze bitcoins linked to ransomware payment last month

Quick Take

  • In December, a U.K. court ordered Bitfinex to freeze about $865,000 worth of bitcoin linked to a ransomware payment that was made in October
  • Stuart Hoegner, general counsel to Bitfinex, told The Block that the exchange has assisted the claimant “to trace the stolen Bitcoin”
  • The case is reportedly ongoing.

The England and Wales High Court (Commercial Court) ordered crypto exchange Bitfinex in December to freeze bitcoin worth about $865,000 linked to a ransomware payment made last year.

According to a court order published by the court on January 17 and originally issued on December 13, hackers attac