And so it starts…
Court Authorizes Service of John Doe Summons Seeking Identities of U.S. Taxpayers Who Have Used Cryptocurrency
A federal court in the Northern District of California entered an order today authorizing the IRS to serve a John Doe summons on Payward Ventures Inc., and Subsidiaries d/b/a Kraken (Kraken) seeking information about U.S. taxpayers who conducted at least the equivalent of $20,000 in transactions in cryptocurrency during the years 2016 to 2020. The IRS is seeking the records of Americans who engaged in business with or through Kraken, a digital currency exchanger headquartered in San Francisco, California.
Court Authorizes Service of John Doe Summons Seeking Identities of U.S. Taxpayers Who Have Used Cryptocurrency | OPA | Department of Justice
Sorry about the link needing to be split in two. Just copy the first line then copy the second line and it should get you to the press release.
This is my big fear with crypto.
Because of this I have invested my money in crypto and in merch of eboy outfits. here is the future in crypto.
I was just reading a press release about the Darkside hack of Colonial Pipeline here:
And here is an except that got my attention:
As alleged in the supporting affidavit, by reviewing the Bitcoin public ledger, law enforcement was able to track multiple transfers of bitcoin and identify that approximately 63.7 bitcoins, representing the proceeds of the victim’s ransom payment, had been transferred to a specific address, for which the FBI has the “private key,” or the rough equivalent of a password needed to access assets accessible from the specific Bitcoin address. This bitcoin represents proceeds traceable to a computer intrusion and property involved in money laundering and may be seized pursuant to criminal and civil forfeiture statutes.
Question- How did they get the Private Key, or do they have all of them??? They are collecting all internet traffic, according to Edward Snowden, so it makes sense that they could get all of the private keys as they get originated.