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Author Topic: [crime] Thumbs up for the balls it takes, thumbs down for being a dirty thief  (Read 75 times)
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April 21, 2018, 02:19:26 PM
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So I wanted to talk about the new face of bitcoin crime. Sindri Thor Steffanson the face of "The Bitcoin 11"* caught my attention when it was announced he escaped prison, boarded the same flight as the prime minister of Iceland while using a fake passport. Shocked Then poof buddy is gone. I use the term escaped lightly as he pretty much just walked off the grounds of his fenceless minimum security prison; because why not.

What is super interesting is he was 1 of only 2 people that were ordered to remain in custody. Now for the part about the loot. We are used to hearing about hackers/scammers and other douchery in general; but this team was bold.

In this financial ecosystem they chose to steal the physical item: 600 miners... I have no idea what style, I would assume s9's considering the heists... yeah plural 4 total took place in December 2017 and January 2018. At the time of this post  the police do not have any leads on the equipment but are hoping the group is dumb enough to plug them in and essentially send out a beacon of electrical consumption... just like a grow op. Has anyone bought some ridiculously cheap hardware from northern Europe??  Roll Eyes

So I'm wondering does anyone know any more about this heist, parties affected, types of miners, or any other facts in general? Have your own story to add by all means post away. I myself am still just amazed at the crime itself of 4 heists before getting caught and then the escape.


*Thought of that one myself... I so witty. Tongue

Best description of original heists

The escape

EDIT: Not doing an investigation, just looking to discuss this as it interested me.

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April 21, 2018, 04:22:22 PM
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To me it sounds lie you are trying to collect information on the real douchbags, the government scum that is taking over control of the earth
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April 21, 2018, 04:52:41 PM
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Not a lot of information on this case for some reason.  Wink All the suspects have really long Viking names though.

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April 21, 2018, 04:58:47 PM
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To me it sounds lie you are trying to collect information on the real douchbags, the government scum that is taking over control of the earth

No just trying to have a discussion, or create one. I found this interesting sorry you didn't...did?? can't really tell through the tinfoil hat

Again not sure what you are trying to get at; I don't recall asking any information about the government PSSST....They are reading your thoughts. Either way I'm pretty sure governments currently have some control over the earth as it is; so maybe you meant losing control??? Again I have no idea

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April 22, 2018, 02:52:45 PM
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Not a lot of information on this case for some reason.  Wink All the suspects have really long Viking names though.

Yeah I am surprised that there isn't more info, including the original heists.

Maybe it is a secret society of old bloodlines dating back to the viking pillaging days... No offence to any vikings Tongue

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May 05, 2018, 03:14:21 AM
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So this story keeps getting more interesting.... to only me maybe.

He claims to have been able to travel and leave Jail because his "order of detention" had expired and a judge postponed 24 hours in issuing a new one. Not sure what an order of detention is, but I guess it has to do with the fact that there was no evidence and he hadn't been charged.

https://www.coindesk.com/alleged-bitcoin-miner-thief-says-he-was-held-without-evidence/

Turns out his arrest happened on the 24th of April in Amsterdam, while he was trying to negotiate returning to Iceland as a free man.

https://www.coindesk.com/big-bitcoin-heist-suspect-arrested-in-the-netherlands/


In reading more articles about this guy, if he was involved he seems more likely the fall guy than the mastermind. There have been a few stories that assume he worked with an international crime ring to quickly send the Miners out of country. His prior rapsheet is small time, so maybe he mentioned the farm to someone who knew someone higher up the chain, or maybe he's Kaiser Soze.

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July 10, 2018, 09:31:43 AM
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There is not much information in this field, I hope you can alert with more information
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July 14, 2018, 10:47:56 AM
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Really can not say through the tin hat so maybe you mean take control Huh He claimed he was able to travel and leave prison for his "detention order" expired and a judge postponed 24 hours in issuing a new order while he was trying to negotiate return to Iceland as a free man There were a few stories that he worked with an international criminal ring to quickly send the miners out of the country.
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