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Did Razzlekhan and Dutch Pull Off History’s Biggest Crypto Heist?

The novelty rapper and her startup-guy husband are now facing trial, but some of the proceeds from the $8 billion Bitfinex hack still haven’t been recovered. 

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Photo Illustration: Chris Burnett; Photos: Razzlekhan Instagram; Razzlekhan TikTok; US District Court for DC; YouTube

The hackers had been inside the Bitfinex servers for weeks before attempting the heist. They’d watched users on the cryptocurrency exchange buy and sell Bitcoins. They’d studied the commands that controlled the security system. It was as if they were hiding in an air duct above a bank’s vault, watching as tellers meticulously moved cash in and out, looking for vulnerabilities.

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