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Seized Silk Road Bitcoin to Clear Ross Ulbricht's $183M Debt

A court filing reveals that bitcoin seized in 2020 will be used to repay the Silk Road founder's debt to the U.S. government.

A court filing reveals that bitcoin seized in 2020 will be used to repay the Silk Road founder's debt to the U.S. government.


Silk Road Founder Ross Ulbricht, Who Proved the Case for Bitcoin, Can Do So for NFTs

Ulbricht’s NFT project could be a sea change for credibly neutral charity efforts.

Ulbricht’s NFT project could be a sea change for credibly neutral charity efforts.


Crypto News Roundup for Oct. 27, 2021

With crypto markets taking a breather and a look at how a jail-first approach to disruptive coders isn’t great, CoinDesk’s Markets Daily is back with the latest news roundup.

With crypto markets taking a breather and a look at how a jail-first approach to disruptive coders isn’t great, CoinDesk’s Markets Daily is back with the latest news roundup.


Put America’s Geeks to Work, Don’t Cage Them

If the U.S. wants to beat China and Russia in cyberspace, we’ll need help from our nerds – even those with criminal pasts, writes the mother of Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht.

If the U.S. wants to beat China and Russia in cyberspace, we’ll need help from our nerds – even those with criminal pasts, writes the mother of Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht.


Silk Road's Ulbricht Being Considered for Pardon by Trump: Report

The White House Counsel's office reported to be reviewing the case documents for the convicted Silk Road operator.

The White House Counsel's office reported to be reviewing the case documents for the convicted Silk Road operator.


US Seized More Than $1B in Silk Road–Linked Bitcoins, Seeks Forfeiture

The seizure on Tuesday, tied to the Silk Road marketplace, is reported to be the largest the U.S. has ever done.

The seizure on Tuesday, tied to the Silk Road marketplace, is reported to be the largest the U.S. has ever done.


Nearly $1B in Bitcoin Moves From Wallet Linked to Silk Road

A wallet possibly belonging to early dark net market Silk Road moved almost $1 billion worth of bitcoin early on Wednesday.

A wallet possibly belonging to early dark net market Silk Road moved almost $1 billion worth of bitcoin early on Wednesday.


Silk Road Programmer Pleads Guilty to Making False Statements

Michael Weigand faces a five-year maximum sentence for hiding his role with Silk Road from investigators.

Michael Weigand faces a five-year maximum sentence for hiding his role with Silk Road from investigators.


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New York Regulator Hires Former IRS Silk Road Investigator as General Counsel

The New York Department of Financial Services has appointed former IRS Criminal Investigations head Richard Weber as its new general counsel.

The New York Department of Financial Services has appointed former IRS Criminal Investigations head Richard Weber as its new general counsel.