Netflix will soon release a documentary series about the notorious Bitfinex hack, one of the biggest financial crimes from 2016, in which 119,756 Bitcoin (BTC) worth $72 million were stolen.
The Netflix documentary will focus on a New York-based couple and their involvement in laundering nearly 120,000 BTC. The documentary will be directed by Chris Smith and co-executive produced by Nick Bilton. This was the announcement:
“Netflix has ordered a documentary series about a married couple’s alleged scheme to launder billions of dollars worth of stolen cryptocurrency in the biggest criminal financial crime case in history.”
The plot revolves around Ilya Lichtenstein and Heather Morgan, the NYC couple linked to the 120,000 BTC heist and their involvement in money laundering.
The couple allegedly tried to liquidate their digital money by creating fake identities and online accounts, buying physical gold, NFTs, and more — all. At the same time, investigators raced to track the money’s movement on the blockchain.
According to Netflix, the value of the stolen Bitcoin has risen from $71 million at the time of the hack to nearly $5 billion.