Browsing the "Silk Road" Tag

Secret Service Agent Gets Extra Jail Time Over Theft of Silk Road Bitcoin

| Sujha Sundararajan

A former U.S. Secret Service agent has been given an additional prison term for laundering Silk Road bitcoin stolen from a U.S government wallet.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions: Bitcoin on Dark Web ‘Is a Big Problem’

| Nikhilesh De

U.S. Attorney General Jeffrey Sessions is concerned about the use of bitcoin by dark markets online.

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.

monument, valley

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.

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.

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.

Drugs and euros

Bitcoin Confiscated in €1 Million Finnish Drug Bust

| Michael del Castillo

Customs agents in Finland revealed today that they seized bitcoin and other items worth about €1m earlier this year.

USMS, US Marshals

Unknown Bidder Buys $1.6 Million in Bitcoin at US Government Auction

| Pete Rizzo

A winning bidder has claimed 2,700 BTC (worth $1.58m) at an auction held by the US Marshals Service (USMS).