Raging Debate in Bitcoin-land: Should a Thief Get to Keep the Money?

When millions of dollars are stolen from investors, those investors usually want their money back right away. In the world of virtual currencies, it isn’t that simple.

After an unknown hacker raided an experimental online venture capital fund called DAO in June and spirited away $60 million worth of a virtual currency called ether, the fund’s creators came up with a way to recover the money. But in a bizarre twist, a lot of their…

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