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Pirate Treasure Resurfaces at Bitcoin’s First Academic Workshop

| Garrick Hileman

The first academic workshop to feature peer-reviewed research on bitcoin included a hunt for Dread Pirate Roberts’ lost coins.

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Startup is Helping to Catch Bitcoin’s Criminals

| Grace Caffyn

A new blockchain startup has claimed its software could have tracked down Silk Road mastermind Dread Pirate Roberts in a matter of days.

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Mt Gox CEO Mark Karpeles Implicated in Silk Road Trial

| Tom Sharkey

Today in court, a witness from the US Department of Homeland Security claimed that Mark Karpeles was once suspected to be Dread Pirate Roberts.

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Scams, Hacks and Poor Management: Life After Silk Road

| Carrie Kirby

Following Silk Road's demise, some users (and even law enforcement officials) wax nostalgic about the 'original' Dread Pirate Roberts.

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US Government Seizes Lambo and Crypto Millions from Dead Dark Web Kingpin

| Ada Hui

The U.S. Department of Justice has won the right to confiscate money and items Alexandre Cazes enjoyed from his dark web e-commerce empire's riches.

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Welcome to Bitcoin Country: Silk Road and the Lost Threads of Agorism

| Dr Paul Ennis

Silk Road and black markets? University of Dublin's Paul Ennis takes a dive into the kinds of sub-cultures bitcoin and cryptocurrencies enable.

Should I Do It? 30,000 Bitcoins and One Big Auction

| Adam Draper

Investor Adam Draper recounts the day the US government sold 30,000 bitcoins at auction – and his father won.


Don’t Listen to the Mainstream Media on Bitcoin or Blockchain

| Jon Southurst

Kaiko's Jon Southurst takes aim at the mainstream media and their reporting, or misreporting, on bitcoin and blockchain tech.

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14 Headlines That Rocked Bitcoin and the Blockchain in 2015

| Daniel Palmer

In this year-end special, we look back at the 14 bitcoin and blockchain news stories that made the most impact during 2015.

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US Prosecutors Unseal Charges Against Alleged Silk Road Advisor

| Stan Higgins

The US government has unsealed charges against a former high-ranking employee of the Silk Road, the now-defunct dark market.