Slain Bitcoin Investor Was Cashing out to Purchase an Apartment
The Norwegian cryptocurrency investor who earlier this week was brutally murdered following a cash-for-bitcoin exchange was reportedly liquidating his holdings so that he could buy his personal apartment.
CCN reported yesterday that the 24-year-old investor had been stabbed to death in his apartment on Monday morning, sometime in between 7:50 am and 12:10 pm, when one particular of his roommates returned house to discover the grisly crime scene.
Citing sources within the Oslo police division, regional media outlets reported that, shortly just before the murder, the victim had exchanged a huge sum of bitcoin for cash, which he kept in his room in the shared apartment.
&ldquoWe are familiar with a tip about Bitcoin, but at this time we will not supply much more info about the investigation,&rdquo said the head of the department&rsquos intelligence and investigations unit, according to a rough translation.
According to Norwegian media publication Verdens Gang, he had produced a lot more than 1 million NOK (~$120,000) from his bitcoin investment. Pals stated that others in his social circle have been aware of his cryptocurrency dealings and that he had discussed making use of his earnings to acquire his personal apartment.
Per the report, police believe that, conscious the victim was holding a massive amount of money, the perpetrator could have attempted to sneak into the victim&rsquos apartment by means of a window. Upon meeting resistance, a struggle ensued, and the thief stabbed the victim far more than 20 occasions.
As of the time of writing, no arrests had been made in connection with the case, and the police had not however named any suspects.
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Published at Fri, 19 Oct 2018 00:06:39 +0000