A US Election Probe Implicated Bitcoin – And the Reaction Was Swift

Оригинал: https://www.coindesk.com/crypto-goes-wild-as-mueller-probe-finds-russian-hackers-used-bitcoin/

Rod Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general of the U.S., sparked a social firestorm when he revealed that the dozen Russian military intelligence officers indicted on Friday used bitcoin to fund hacking efforts during the 2016 presidential election.

As CoinDesk reported earlier today, the defendants named in the indictment are accused of gaining access to computer systems utilized by the Democratic Party, including those used by presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, in order to disseminate that information during the election. Notably, the accused used bitcoin – including funds they mined themselves – to pay for web domains and other services utilized during their alleged scheme.

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