What’s the worst thing a friend has ever done to you? It’s probably not as bad as this.
A man is currently in court for holding his friend at gunpoint and forcing him to hand over $1.8 million worth of his cryptocurrency.
Louis Meza allegedly lured his friend into a van, where an accomplice was waiting with a gun. Then they stole $1.8 million worth of Ether. However, because of the way blockchain technology is set up, the police were able to easily figure out what had happened, quickly locating the trail left behind by the Ether – which had been conveniently deposited into Meza’s wallet.
What could have possessed Meza to turn on his friend like this? Well, it’s no secret that cryptocurrency has been all the rage lately. There are numerous cases of hackers trying (and sometimes succeeding) in diverting crypto units to themselves from the rightful buyers; this case just took it to a more personal level.
Meza has pled not guilty to his charges. His bail has been set at $500,000. And no, the court will not be accepting cryptocurrency as payment.
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