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According to the New York Times, Ilya Lichtenstein and Heather Morgan were charged with conspiracy to launder billions of dollars worth of Bitcoin.Credit.


  1. What was the Bitfinex hacking?
  2. What was the role of the complex shuffling of Bitcoin by the couple in the fraud in January 2017?  
  3. When the government executed a search warrant at their Manhattan apartment, how many electronic devices were found and seized?
  4. What was the involvmenet of the couple’s cat in the arrest?


Watkins, A. and B. Weiser. (2022). Inside the Bitcoin Laundering Case That Confounded the Internet. The New York Times, Feb. 13 (Retrievable online at