Netflix’s upcoming documentary will tell the story of a New York couple and their involvement in laundering nearly 120,000 BTC. A story about a cyberattack on Bitfinex will play in the background.
Netflix will shortly release a documentary series about the Bitfinex hack, one of the year’s most significant financial crimes. The exchange then stole 119,756 bitcoins (BTC), which were valued at $72 million at the time.
The Netflix documentary will center on the New York couple and their involvement in laundering approximately 120,000 BTC related to the crime. According to Netflix, the documentary will be directed by American filmmaker Chris Smith and co-executive produced by Nick Bilton.
Netflix has ordered a documentary series about an alleged marriage plan to launder billions of dollars in stolen cryptocurrencies in the world’s most significant financial crime case.
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The plot revolves around two main characters, Ilya Lichtenstein and Heather Morgan, a New York couple involved in the theft of 120,000 BTC, and her role in laundering stolen funds.
According to Netflix, “as the value of the stolen bitcoins increased from $71 million at the time of the hack to nearly $5 billion, the couple allegedly attempted to sell them by making fake identities and online accounts and purchasing physical gold, NFT, and other assets – all the while, investigators were tracking the transfer of funds on the blockchain.”
The media also followed the stolen funds’ movements. The blockchain’s last transaction took place On February 1, 2022.