Bitcoin: London police make first cryptocurrency seizure from prolific hacker

When Grant West was arrested on a train last year by undercover British police, surveillance footage showed passengers clapping at what looked like the quick capture of another petty criminal.

But West’s arrest was a milestone for Scotland Yard: The 25-year-old was the first cybercriminal taken into custody and had his Bitcoin currency, worth about $700,000, seized by London Metropolitan Police.

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