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A New York couple’s divorce took a turn after a forensic accountant helped trace a husband’s 12 Bitcoin (BTC) stash he intended to hide from his wife.
The couple in question had been married for 10 years, but the man’s wife suspected that her husband had not disclosed all of his assets, which would be divided between them after their divorce. The housewife, who goes by the pseudonym Sarita, told CNBC that her husband earns $3 million a year, which is not in line with his stated assets.
The woman appointed a forensic accountant, who eventually discovered that her husband had failed to declare 12 BTC, worth about $500,000, held in an unknown cryptocurrency wallet. Having no idea about investing in Bitcoin, Sarita stated:
“I didn’t even think about it because we didn’t discuss it or invest together. It was definitely a shock.”
As a result, the woman’s husband will have to part with some of his BTC holdings. Tracking investments in cryptocurrency is easier than in its fiat counterparts, given that blockchain technology saves all transactions and does not allow external factors to change or delete records.
Check out the Cointelegraph article on blockchain to learn more about the underlying technology that makes Bitcoin possible.
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On the contrary, one of the latest innovations in cryptocurrency, the metaverse, has become a popular place for couples around the world to tie the knot.
Since 2021, countless couples have gotten married in metaverse-based virtual locations, allowing family members and friends to witness joyful events.