Alleged Bitcoin thief escapes


The accused mastermind of “Big Bitcoin Heist” of Iceland says he was free to travel when he escaped from the low-security prison and flew to Sweden last week.

Sindri Thor Stefansson was accused of leading the theft of 600 bitcoin mining computers that was roughly $2 million worth in December and January.

On Tuesday, Stefansson headlined after he left prison and traveled by plane with Iceland’s Prime Minister.

In a letter sent to Frettabladid, an Icelandic newspaper, Stefansson insisted that he was held for months without evidence.

His detention already expired on April 16 and later on the attempted to extend his custody by another 10 days, the judge delayed the decision for another day. By this, Stefansson claimed that he was legally free to go during the time of his escape.


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