Yesterday, the country was thrown into turmoil by a hostage situation in an Apple Store in Amsterdam. A 27-year-old man was in possession of a firearm and held a customer who was in the store hostage for several hours. In the end, the police managed to make the situation harmful. To be sure of the culprit is still being done soon came to the hijacker’s demands were: egg $200 million in the kidnapper’s demands were: egg $200 million in the form of cryptocurrencies, among others the NOS† In addition, the perpetrator would believe in conspiracy theories.
“$200 Million in Cryptocurrency”
At some point, the perpetrator has contact with the facts by telephone, reports the police† In a phone call, he makes it clear that he demanded $200 million in cryptocurrencies. If his demands were not met, he would blow himself and everyone present in the property.
“Many visitors to the store and the consequences will immediately leave the building. Inside, the suspect took a person hostage. He himself contacted the police by telephone and demanded 200 million in crypto currency and a safe passage from the property. The suspect had the hostage continuously at gunpoint and he also threatened to blow himself up.”
eventually the threatening situation ended when the hostage managed to escape. The hostage-taker then ran after him and was effectively knocked out by a police car. (Note: the video below may be experienced as shocking).
Amsterdam is clearly not just a cycling city. For example, the Dutch police arrested an armed hostage-taker in Amsterdam last night after the man tried to recapture his hostage who managed to escape a little earlier.pic.twitter.com/BntCfQBsU3
— Harald Doornbos (@HaraldDoornbos) February 23, 2022
According to different sources the perpetrator believes in conspiracy theories involving Apple. The man would have been working on it for a long time with an action against Apple.
It has arisen on the one hand that the hostage-taker demanded his ransom in the form of cryptocurrenciesbut unfortunately today we see more that seek refuge within the world of crypto.
From the start, clear thinking that cryptocurrencies are untraceable by the government, from the beginning is a lot easier to transact is not. The hostage-taking in Amsterdam is in any case only the latest example of such a ‘crypto scientific†
That is not to say that the crypto industry is pre-eminently made to support the crypto industry. according to the United Nations the total amount laundered within the crypto industry is still almost completely negligible when compared to the world of traditional fiat currencies.