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Stolen Bitcoin worth £3billion found in popcorn tin in hacker's home after a decade

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A stolen sum of around £3billion in Bitcoin has been discovered in a property a decade after it was stolen on the dark web.

Police finally solved one of the biggest Bitcoin busts of all time when they uncovered the stash in the home of James Zhong, 32, who had been hiding the cryptocurrency on computer devices, including one stored within a popcorn tin.

Zhong, from Georgia, US, pleaded guilty on Friday to committing wire fraud in 2012 after he hacked over 50,000 Bitcoin, which totalled to £2.9billion from dark web marketplace, Silk Road, the Mirror reports.

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