Missouri Man Pleads Guilty to Trying to Buy Chemical Weapons With Bitcoin
The chemicals, though never delivered, would have been potent enough to kill 300 people, prosecutors say.
Tal Prihar admitted to taking bitcoin payments from darknet marketplaces in exchange for referral links.
Jeremy Spence bilked his investors out of $5 million, according to a criminal complaint.
The operation used intelligence gathered from an encrypted service developed by the FBI and Australian police.
FBI lacks a "comprehensive strategy for addressing the cryptocurrency threat in the future," OIG wrote.
The U.S. Department of Justice is trying to seize bitcoin from 155 addresses it alleges were used by Al Qaeda to fund terrorism.