Man in Oslo Killed After Selling Large Amount of Bitcoin, Privacy in P2P


A meeting place that could have been about a common peer-to-peer Bitcoin trade turned into a scene of a brutal killing.A 24-year old Norwegian man was reportedly stabbed to death in his Majorstuen apartment shortly after completing a cash-to-Bitcoin trade with his alleged killer. The local police believe there was a large pile of Krone kept in the studio that could have been the motivation behind the gruesome killing. And then, a tip revealing that the victim was a cryptocurrency trader has determined police to investigate more angles, which it refused to share with media. “We are familiar with a tip about Bitcoin, but at this time we will not provide more information about the investigation,” said Lien Metlid, Head of Common Unit for Intelligence and Investigations in Oslo Police. “We investigate widely in every way. Economic motives are one of the reasons to which we are open.” The victim, according to one of his roommates, had siphoned off over $120,000 worth of NOK from his Bitcoin investments. He was planning to sell some of his Bitcoin holdings to purchase an apartment, the details of which he had shared with the friends in his circle. Per the report, the suspect must have reached out to the victim in the context of conducting a p2p bitcoin trade after gaining knowledge about the cash in the victim’s apartment. The Oslo police did not find any cash in the house during their search. They, with the help of their forensic and surveillance experts, have mapped the Majorstuen area to examine all possible movements on the day of the killing.

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