A New York couple’s divorce proceedings changed after a forensic accountant helped track down the husband’s 12 Bitcoin (BTC) stash, which he intended to hide from his wife.
The couple in question has been married for 10 years, but the man’s wife suspects that her husband has not disclosed all his assets, which will be divided between the two after their separation. The housewife – referred to pseudonymously as Sarita – revealed to CNBC that her husband earns $3 million annually, without showing his declared assets.
The woman appointed a forensic accountant, who eventually found that her husband had failed to declare 12 BTC – worth almost $500,000 – stored in an undisclosed crypto wallet. Having no idea about investing in Bitcoin, Sarita said:
“It never crossed my mind because it wasn’t like we were talking or investing together. It was really shocking.”
As a result, the woman’s husband had to part with some of his BTC assets. Tracking crypto investments is easier than its fiat counterparts, considering that blockchain technology preserves all transactions and does not allow external factors to change or delete entries.
Check out Cointelegraph’s 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 crypto, the metaverse, has become a popular place for couples around the world to come together.
Since 2021, countless couples have gotten married in metaverse-based virtual spaces, allowing family members and friends to witness the joyous occasions.
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