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The bitcoin price continues to remain firm at the $44.00 mark. Today (February 9) the bitcoin price increased by 0.15% and moved at $44,091.14.
Bitcoin’s positive movement this morning came after U.S. stock markets also rebounded yesterday. In addition, the markets continue to look forward to the inflation figures that will be published on Thursday. These could indicate the next monetary policy direction.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 371.65 points, or 1.06%, at 35,462.78.
The S&P 500 was up 37.67, or 0.84%, at 4,521.54
The NASDAQ was up 178.79, or 1.28%, at 14,194.45.
The U.S. seizes $3.6 billion worth of Bitcoin after it was stolen from the Bitfinex platform.
The U.S. Department of Justice announced yesterday that authorities have succeeded in seizing more than $3.6 billion worth of Bitcoins that hackers stole from cryptocurrency trading platform Bitfinex in 2016.
The U.S. Attorney said the suspect is guilty of attempting to launder 119,754 Bitcoins stolen from Bitfinex after hackers hacked Bitfinex with more than 2,000 unauthorized transactions.
More than 94,000 Bitcoins worth about $3.6 billion were seized by the authorities. Total stolen Bitcoins had a value of about $4.5 billion.
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Wednesday, February 9, 2022