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I Started the Silk Road Wikipedia Page (Because Bitcoin)

| Bailey Reutzel and Evan Engel

Online black marketplace Silk Road had quite the effect on bitcoin, being one of the technology's biggest use cases in the early days, and for a…

Inside the Museum of Bitcoin: An Interactive Tour of Crypto History

| Pete Rizzo

We took a tour of the Museum of Bitcoin, a pop-up installation at The North American Bitcoin Conference 2019. It was a trip down memory lane.

Ross Ulbricht Drops Claim to Millions Raised in Silk Road Bitcoin Auctions

| Stan Higgins

The convicted operator of the Silk Road dark market has given up his claim to over $48 million raised after the sale of more than 144,000 bitcoins.

Prosecutors: Rogue Silk Road Agent Stole 1,600 BTC After 2015 Guilty Plea

| Stan Higgins

New charges have been filed against a former Secret Service agent previously plead guilty stealing bitcoins during the Silk Road investigation.

Judges Shoot Down Silk Road Operator’s Appeal Bid

| Stan Higgins

Ross Ulbricht, who was sentenced to life in prison in 2015 for operating the now-defunct dark market Silk Road, has lost his appeal.

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Silk Road Goes Dark: Bitcoin Survives Its Biggest Market’s Demise

| Marco Santori

In CoinDesk's "Bitcoin Milestones" series, attorney Marco Santori recalls the heyday of Silk Road, its sudden downfall and its legacy for bitcoin.

Silk Road Operator Ross Ulbricht Seeks New Trial in Appeal

| Stan Higgins

The defense for Ross Ulbricht, the convicted operator of the now-defunct dark market Silk Road, is pushing for a new trial.

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Secret Service Agent Gets Six-Year Sentence for Bitcoin Theft

| Stan Higgins

Former Secret Service agent Shaun Bridges has been sentenced to nearly six years in prison for stealing bitcoins during the Silk Road investigation.

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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.


Bidder Turnout Ties All-Time Low in Final Silk Road Bitcoin Auction

| Pete Rizzo

The final US Marshals auction of 44,000 bitcoins confiscated during the investigation into online black market Silk Road drew just 11 bidders today.