Dutch police seize NFTs in criminal probe into personal details income

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Dutch law enforcement have seized a quantity of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) as section of a prison investigation for the initial time.

The seizure was made in the course of an investigation into the trade in non-public details, which led to the arrest of a 23-12 months-aged guy in Weesp and a 19-calendar year-old from Hilversum earlier this month.

Both of those are suspected of marketing personal details to scammers and some others on a large scale.

NFTs are unique digital ownership certificates which can be connected to a digital product, these types of as an picture of piece of songs. ‘Because NFTs have a benefit, they can be sequestered through a felony investigation, as also occurs with pricey cars and trucks or money,’ the law enforcement said in a assertion.

The law enforcement did not give even more details about how the NFTs were obtained but technological know-how pro Jarno Duursma told broadcaster NOS they may well have experienced a court buy to attain the access codes.

Final yr, the Dutch law enforcement seized approximately €35 mn in electronic currencies, in accordance to community prosecution division figures.

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