To Recover Stolen Bitcoin, Bitfinex Offers Hackers a Hefty Cut of the Funds

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How do you recover $1.3 billion lost in a Bitcoin heist? Cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex is offering the hackers responsible a $400 million cut of the funds if the Bitcoin is returned. 

The exchange announced(Opens in a new window) the reward program on Tuesday in the hopes the hackers will turn over 119,755 bitcoins lost in the 2016 heist. Apparently, the stolen funds continue to circulate in Bitcoin wallets on the internet, meaning someone is still in control of the money. 

At the time, the looted cryptocurrency was only worth $71 million. But in

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