Netflix orders docuseries on crypto laundering couple


Netflix is gearing as much as create a documentary sequence concerning the couple who allegedly laundered $4.5 billion value of stolen Bitcoin (through Selection). This comes simply days after Ilya Lichtenstein and Heather Morgan have been arrested in reference to the crimes — and never lengthy after many people (regrettably) grew to become conscious of Morgan’s rapping alter-ego, Razzlekhan, aka the “Crocodile of Wall Avenue.”

The docuseries might be directed by Chris Smith, the chief producer behind the weird hit Tiger King and director of FYRE: The Best Celebration That By no means Occurred. Nick Bilton, whose portfolio features a documentary concerning the Theranos scandal, The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley, will function govt producer. Netflix didn’t present any particulars concerning the sequence’ potential launch date or solid members.

The Division of Justice (DOJ) has accused Morgan and Lichtenstein of taking part in a component within the 2016 hack of crypto alternate Bitfinex, during which an unnamed hacker allegedly managed to switch 119,756 Bitcoin to a pockets related to Lichtenstein. The couple allegedly tried to launder the stolen funds via a “labyrinth” of cryptocurrency transactions that included shopping for gold and NFTs. On the time, the stolen property have been valued at about $71 million — that quantity has since ballooned to $4.5 billion, making the DOJ’s $3.6 billion restoration the “largest monetary seizure ever.”

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