In a New York divorce case, a woman embarked on a hunt for her husband’s hidden assets, which he sought to conceal using Bitcoin. However, during the divorce proceedings, he was compelled to relinquish a portion of the cryptocurrency to his wife. This intriguing story sheds light on the discovery of the hidden Bitcoin and the implications it has for the world of cryptocurrencies.
Sarita, a New York homemaker (name changed by journalists), alleged that her husband had been earning $3 million per year. However, when she decided to file for divorce, the accumulated assets turned out to be significantly lower. Seeking justice, she enlisted the help of investigators, as reported by CNBC.
Over a span of six months, a group of self-proclaimed “crypto hunters” dedicated themselves to the task of locating the missing assets. Through their expertise, they managed to trace 12 Bitcoins to a previously unknown crypto wallet belonging to Sarita’s husband. Astonishingly, it was revealed that he had kept these investments hidden from his wife throughout their ten-year marriage