Browsing the "Silk Road" Tag

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.

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.

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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.

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.