Mehr Samourai-Geräte beschlagnahmt: Bitcoin-Privatsphäre-Aktivist erscheint vor Gericht vor Freilassung gegen Kaution

More Samourai devices seized: Bitcoin privacy activist appears in court before bail

First public court hearing for developers of the Samourai Wallet

Today saw the first public court hearing for Samourai Wallet developers William Lonergan Hill and Keonne Rodriguez since May 28, 2024. Hill was extradited from Lisbon, Portugal, and the hearing was led by prosecutors.

Important points of the negotiation

  • Hill was indicted on July 9, 2024.

  • 27 electronic devices were seized from Hill and their data is currently being reviewed by the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation).

  • Evidence has already been handed over to Rodriguez and will be shared with Hill after review.

  • Hill will be released on bail, although the amount of the bail was not disclosed.

Hill bail conditions

The bail conditions allow Hill to live in Lisbon under surveillance through an FBI-controlled ankle bracelet system. He must return to New York for necessary court appearances. The next hearing is scheduled for September 10, 2024, and prosecutors plan to release additional evidence by then.

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