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Two South African brothers recently vanished with $3.6 billion worth of bitcoin in what could potentially be the biggest cryptocurrency heist in history.
Local media, including Independent Online and ITWeb, were the first to report on the case.
In 2019, Ameer Cajee and his younger brother, Raees Cajee, founded crypto investment app Africrypt.
Not long after, the siblings, along with 69,000 bitcoins worth roughly $4 billion at their April peak, are nowhere to be found.
It all began in April when Ameer, who is the company’s chief operating officer, informed their clients that Africrypt was hacked, compromising their accounts, wallets, and nodes.
In an unusual step, 20-year-old Ameer told them not to report the incident to authorities as this would impede attempts to recover the funds.
A few suspicious customers, however, did report the hack. They contacted Hanekom Attorneys, according to Independent Online, who then tried to track the brothers down. When unsuccessful, Hawks,…