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Thanks-thanks to TalkTalk teen hacker: UK cops' first auction of ill-gotten Bitcoin nets £240k

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Seized assets?

With the cops scrambling for budget after years of cuts, cryptocurrency auctions like this might be just the fillip the police need.

I don't think so. Seized assets shouldn't go to the police budget, otherwise they will be tempted to go for the most lucrative cases not the most important.

But having said that, seizing billions from a bunch of corrupt Tories, Brexiters and hedge-fund managers would be a nice cherry on the cake - and could even pay for the non-existent 'extra 20,000 police officers'.

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