Bitmain Sues Alleged Bitcoin Thief in US Federal Court

Crypto mining hardware maker Bitmain has filed suit against an anonymous thief in a US federal court.

In a complaint submitted to the U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington at Seattle, Bitmain alleges that the unidentified thief stole 617 bitcoin from an account it holds at crypto exchange Binance and is seeking a jury trial for damages.

According to the filing, the “as-yet-to-be-identified ‘John Doe'” stole the bitcoin holdings on April 22, 2018, from its account. With a single bitcoin valued at $8,935 at the time, the company is claiming that it is owed more than $5.5 million in damages.

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