MIT Grads Indicted in $25M Ethereum Blockchain Heist

May 16, 2024
MIT Grads Indicted in $25M Ethereum Blockchain Heist
  • The U.S. Department of Justice indicted MIT graduates Anton and James Peraire-Bueno for a 12-second cryptocurrency theft scheme.

  • The brothers are accused of stealing $25 million by manipulating the Ethereum blockchain, a first-of-its-kind heist.

  • Using their advanced skills, they allegedly exploited Ethereum's transaction validation process to steal from traders.

  • Despite being confronted, Anton and James Peraire-Bueno refused to return the stolen funds.

  • They face over 20 years in prison if convicted, highlighting the serious legal consequences of such cybercrimes.

  • The case has prompted debate over the legality of certain blockchain transactions, revealing differing opinions within the industry.

  • The DOJ's challenge is to prove the allegations in court, with the tech community closely watching this landmark case.

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