Hydra Lost German Servers and 543 BTC

The German servers of the Hydra darknet marketplace were confiscated by the German Federal Criminal Police (BKA). In addition, according to Blockchain.com, 543 BTC with a total value of about 23 million euros were seized as part of an international operation.

The previously unknown operators and administrators of Hydra are suspected of commercially exploiting criminal online marketplaces, enabling the unauthorized purchase and sale of drugs, and money laundering.

The investigation into the case began in August 2021 with the participation of the US authorities.

According to BKA, the darknet marketplace users included about 17 million customers and more than 19,000 merchants.

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