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DOJ says it seized over $1 billion in bitcoin from the Silk Road drugs marketplace

Two days ago, about $1 billion worth of bitcoin that had sat dormant since the seizure of the Silk Road marketplace in 2013, one of the biggest underground drug websites on the dark web, suddenly chan

Silk Road founder loses his appeal, will serve a life sentence for online crimes

On Wednesday, an appellate court shot down Silk Road creator Ross Ulbricht’s effort to avoid spending the rest of his life behind bars. Two years ago, Ulbricht was sentenced to life in prison fo

Convicted Silk Road Owner Ross Ulbricht Sends His First Note From Prison

The alleged mastermind of the Silk Road, Ross Ulbricht, has sent his first note from prison, a handwritten missive posted on, a site dedicated to news about the Ulbricht’s case and

The Silk Road’s Ross Ulbricht Sentenced To Life In Prison

The alleged owner of the Silk Road, an online black market, has been sentenced to life in prison by Judge Katherine B. Forrest in a Federal District Court in Manhattan. He was found guilty on seven ch

Feds Nabbed For Big Bitcoin Heist Involving Gox And Silk Road

New information in the Silk Road case is sending ripples of schadenfreude through the cryptocurrency community as it reacts to a foiled effort by two US Federal Agents to skim thousands of Bitcoin out

Recapping Week One Of The Silk Road Trial

Ross Ulbricht, the creator of the Silk Road online black marketplace, is facing a number of Federal charges related to allegations that he facilitated the illegal activity of marketplace users. Week

Expert Witness For Silk Road Suggests FBI Lied About How They Accessed Back-End Servers

According to a court document released today, expert witness Joshua J. Horowitz, a lawyer and tech expert, believes the FBI is not telling the whole truth when it comes to how they found the back-end

The Feds Found The Silk Road’s Ross Ulbricht Thanks To A Leaky CAPTCHA

You may have heard that the infamous Dread Pirate Robets AKA Ross Ulbricht’s Silk Road was taken down thanks to a problem in his anonymous Tor server. Now, however, Brian Krebs has shown us just

Silk Road Rises Again

Like the legend of the phoenix Silk Road has risen from the ashes of a recent US crackdown and is now live and even more secure. At 4:20 pm GMT on November 5 the so-called Silk Road 2.0 reappeared at