Empire Newsletter: Germany may now be over half-way done selling bitcoin

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Backup to Nakamoto Plaza!

In Die Hard, East German criminal mastermind Hans Gruber took over Nakatomi Plaza in a plot to steal over half a billion dollars in bearer bonds — worth $1.7 billion in today’s money.

Now, three and a half decades later, Germany is back, holding all of our attention hostage while it liquidates billions in bitcoin.

The bitcoin — nearly 50,000 BTC ($2.86 billion) — was seized earlier this year from the operator of Movie2k, the defunct piracy portal that shut down in 2013. 

Earlier this morning, addresses…

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