US authorities miss out on $400,000 worth of forks from Bitcoin

Coinfirm, a blockchain analysis company that also deals with anti-money laundering (AML) solutions, has discovered that the US authorities‘ ‚ignorance‘ and ‚ignorance‘ have allowed millions of dollars of Bitcoin’s (BTC’s) forks to slip through their fingers in recent years.

They have reportedly failed to identify millions of dollars of crypt currency in seizures.

Money from Bitcoin forks

In a report, the company states that criminals still have these ‚missed funds‘ at their disposal. As long as the criminal himself still has the private key somewhere, they still have access to the coins of a fork.

Imagine the following situation: the police picked up a suspect in early 2017 for money laundering with Bitcoin (BTC). As a result, the crypt currency has been confiscated. On 1 August of that year, however, the notorious hard fork took place, creating Bitcoin Cash.

By splitting the blockchain, two coins were created: Bitcoin (BTC) and Bitcoin Cash (BCH). If you had 0.123 BTC at the time of the fork, you automatically got 0.123 BCH as well. At that time, those free coins were worth about 20% of the original BTC coins.

The police services could have confiscated the original coins, but according to Coinfirm the Bitcoin Cycle Scam would never have looked at these forks.

Missed opportunity

According to a self-funded study carried out by the company, government agencies may have missed about $400,000 in the recent $1 billion Bitcoin seizure of a Silk Road pallet.

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) announced on 5 November that it had seized more than $1 billion in stolen Bitcoin from an anonymous user called ‚Individual X‘.

According to the report, the same private key also belongs to it:

  • $310,000 by 693,701 Bitcoin Diamond;
  • $66,000 by 693,70 Super Bitcoin;
  • $11,000 by 693,70 Bitcoin Private.

Reclaim fork

Coinfirm introduced a special new service in October to help customers get their fork tokens. The new service is called ‚Reclaim Fork‘.

Commenting on the recent development, Pawel Kuskowski, CEO and co-founder of Coinfirm said the following:

„We believe that customer protection and market integrity are crucial to the valuation of the crypto market. Forks have been an unaddressed gap in the market so far. We are proud to release this latest product as we are confident it will be of great benefit to the blockchain community“.