Amazon Studio is reported to be producing a movie based on the launderers who laundered billions of funds in Bitcoin. This movie is based on the incident of the Bitfinix hack in 2016 in which attackers rolled out Bitcoins (BTC) worth billions of US dollars.
The report reveals Amazon Studios is developing ‘Razzlekhan,’ a film inspired by Ilya Lichtenstein and Heather Morgan’s alleged money laundering activities. The script draws from a 2022 New York Times article dubbing them ‘Bitcoin’s Bonnie and Clyde.
Bitfinix Hack 2016
In August 2016, Bitfinex got hacked, losing around 119,754 BTC. Lichtenstein and Morgan laundered over 94,643 BTC through complex transactions. The couple got arrested in February 2022, and authorities seized the Bitcoin, valued at approximately $54 million during the hack, but over $3 billion at their arrest.
Movies Based on Crypto Laundering
In August 2023, Lichtenstein was admitted guilty of money laundering conspiracy, while Morgan confessed to money laundering and defrauding the United States. The movie, titled ‘Razzlekhan,’ captures Morgan’s persona as a humorous rapper.
The Lichtenstein and Morgan film dramatizes the couple’s life, but other studios focus on crypto figures through documentaries. After FTX’s collapse and the arrest of CEO SBF, rumours circulated about a documentary on SBF and former Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao. In 2022, Netflix released a documentary on QuadrigaCX founder Gerald Cotten’s life and death, leaving users without millions in crypto.
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