Cryptocurrency, like bitcoin, was designed to be free from state control. So how did the FBI manage to break into the "wallet" of the Colonial Pipeline hackers to retrieve most of the cyber ransom paid in bitcoin? This column from Bloomberg is a good primer on cryptocurrency security and what seems to have transpired: www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2021-06-08/colonial-hackers-led-the-fbi-down-a-hot-wallet-trail-to-bitcoin-ransom
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