British police becomes the pioneer to seize 295 Bitcoins[BTC] from criminal

Home » News » British police becomes the pioneer to seize 295 Bitcoins[BTC] from criminal
July 21, 2018 by
British police becomes the pioneer to seize 295 Bitcoins[BTC] from criminal

An investigation treatment resulted in the confiscation of 295 Bitcoins [BTC] by the Surrey authorities on 19th July, 2018. The news has actually been originally reported by Financial Times that attests the leading placement of the British authorities to confiscate and also transfer the seized Bitcoins [BTC] According to a report by BCFocus, Bitcoin [BTC] is preferred amongst the young people of UK which causes 21% Millenials choosing investment in this cryptocurrency to realty.

The Financial Times reports that in October, 2017 the Surrey cops confiscated the crypto coins complying with the arrest of Seregis Teresko. Teresko is convicted of money laundering and detained for a term of nine years. The police made setup to sell the possessions obtaining a quantity of $1.5 million. Then event, a hearing was held at the court. Throughout those days, the valuation of Bitcoin [BTC] floated around $5000, nevertheless, in just two months, the price was escalated and hit $20,000.

See also: UK to take a lead in crypto economy and blockchain: Report 

As per the FT report, a regional court notified the Surrey cops on 19th July that it has the authority to take Bitcoins [BTC] 18.8% of the confiscated cryptocurrencies from Teresko can be maintained by the police which amounts to virtually 273,000 extra pound. The amount would certainly be directed in the direction of functional budget.

Method of the British county authorities
The record clarifies the approach mounted by the cops to get hold of the private secrets to the holdings of Bitcoin [BTC] The exclusive key comes from the money launderer and also this event was followed by establishing of electronic pocketbook by the cops. Nevertheless, the cops leveraged abroad based crypto exchanges for selling off the electronic possessions.

See also: XRP functionality to be added by UK bitcoin wallet company- Wirex Wallet 

The information of this particular incident lines up with the effort made by U.K. to broaden its understanding on cryptocurrency. The aim of this campaign is primarily focussed on enhancing the investigation of the criminal offenses involving innovation as well as properties. Nonetheless, in 2017 a research workplace sustained by police group of U.K. made a proposal to modify the laws of the nation to streamline Bitcoin [BTC] confiscation.


A mechanical engineer turned journalist, Shekar takes a keen interest in the study and analysis of cryptocurrencies and blockchain strategy. With the cryptocurrency world blooming in the recent days, he finds great interest in monitoring their growth and gathering every possible piece of information about them. He works as a crypto-journalist for the website Kranbitcoin.

© Copyright 2018. KranBitcoin. Designed by