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Ross Ulbricht Drops Claim to Millions Raised in Silk Road Bitcoin Auctions
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
Silk Road and black markets? University of Dublin's Paul Ennis takes a dive into the kinds of sub-cultures bitcoin and cryptocurrencies enable.
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Prosecutors: Rogue Silk Road Agent Stole 1,600 BTC After 2015 Guilty Plea
New charges have been filed against a former Secret Service agent previously plead guilty stealing bitcoins during the Silk Road investigation.
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Judges Shoot Down Silk Road Operator's Appeal Bid
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
In CoinDesk's "Bitcoin Milestones" series, attorney Marco Santori recalls the heyday of Silk Road, its sudden downfall and its legacy for bitcoin.
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Should I Do It? 30,000 Bitcoins and One Big Auction
Investor Adam Draper recounts the day the US government sold 30,000 bitcoins at auction – and his father won.
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Bitcoin Confiscated in €1 Million Finnish Drug Bust
Customs agents in Finland revealed today that they seized bitcoin and other items worth about €1m earlier this year.
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Unknown Bidder Buys $1.6 Million in Bitcoin at US Government Auction
A winning bidder has claimed 2,700 BTC (worth $1.58m) at an auction held by the US Marshals Service (USMS).
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'Sin' Activities No Longer Drive Bitcoin Economy, Researchers Find
A soon-to-be-released study has found evidence that bitcoin’s market is now a venue for "legitimate" commerce.
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Silk Road Agent May Have Stolen More Bitcoin After Guilty Plea
A former Secret Service agent convicted of stealing bitcoins during the Silk Road investigation is suspected of stealing additional funds.
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