Joint operation seizes millions in bitcoin tied to Middle Eastern terrorist groups

The U.S. Department of Justice today announced that it has seized millions of dollars worth in bitcoin tied to Middle Eastern terrorist groups.


The seizure follows a joint operation of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Internal Revenue Service that targeted accounts with funds used for terrorist activities.


The over 300 accounts are said to have belonged to the al-Qassam Brigades, which is Hamas’s military wing,...