Bitcoin Bandits: Hollywood Film Producer to Shoot Movie About Iceland’s Biggest Crypto Heist

Hollywood film producer Sigurjón Sighvatsson will shoot a documentary called “The Bitcoin Bandits.” It will focus on Sindri Por Stefansson and his partners in crime who were behind Iceland’s biggest crypto heist this year, Screen International reports. 

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Back in January 2019, Stefansson was jailed for 4.5 years after stealing about 225 mining rigs from Reykjavík-based information technology corporation Advania. Prior to that, he made a lot of headlines after managing to escape from a low-security jail cell and flying all the way to Stockholm. Stefansson later took a train to Amsterdam where he was eventually arrested.

A total of seven people were involved in the heist, with other gang membres facing much lighter sentences. Sighvatsson hopes to get them to recreate the main scenes in his documentary. 

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