Crime

Spike in Silk Road Interest No Boon for Ross Ulbricht Defense Fund

| Pete Rizzo

Renewed media attention for Silk Road has not translated to new donations for the defense of its alleged leader.

hacker

Poloniex Claims All Customers Repaid Following March Bitcoin Hack

| Pete Rizzo

The cryptocurrency exchange is saying it has fully reimbursed all affected customers since it suffered an attack in March.

US Marshals: One Auction Bidder Claimed All 30,000 Silk Road Bitcoins

| Stan Higgins

A single, undisclosed bidder has won all 30,000 Silk Road bitcoins, according to the US Marshals Service.

Bitcoin Price Surges as Silk Road Auction Spurs Investor Interest

| Pete Rizzo

The price of bitcoin rose today as institutional investors sought to label the Silk Road auction as an industry success.

Bitcoin world map

Financial Watchdog FATF Examines Risks of Digital Currencies

| Nermin Hajdarbegovic

The Financial Action Task Force has published a paper examining the money-laundering and terrorist-financing potential of cryptocurrencies.

Timeline Silk Road: From the Black Market to the Auction Block

| Joon Ian Wong

A history of Silk Road and the US Marshals Service, for those curious to learn more about today's auction.

Hammer & gavel

Citi Examines Potential Impact of Silk Road Auction on Bitcoin Price

| Nermin Hajdarbegovic

The financial corporation has examined the possible effects of the US government's auction of 29,656 bitcoins later today.

Police Still Searching for Answers in Investigation of HKCex Exchange

| Joon Ian Wong

Hong Kong's Criminal Investigation Department is following up allegations of fraud, but is yet to produce results.

US Consumer Protection Agency Asked to Boost Bitcoin Oversight

| Stan Higgins

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has been asked to take a more active role in digital currency oversight.

Department of Justice

Government Sale of Bitcoin Establishes Fungibility Precedent

| Jon Matonis

The US government's attempts to maximize returns on seized assets may establish all bitcoins to be equal in value.