Tag Archives: ross ulbricht
- Ross Ulbricht drops bid to claim Silk Road millions
October 3, 2017
The United States government has collected $48.23 million from the sale of the Bitcoin seized from the now-defunct dark marketplace Silk Road. In a court order last Sept. 29, U.S. District Judge Katherine Forrest announced that Silk Road creator Ross Ulbricht has withdrawn his claims to the Bitcoins, which means...
- Ex-Secret Service agent fess up to stealing more Silk Road bitcoins
August 17, 2017
The former Secret Service agent already serving a six-year sentence for stealing bitcoins while investigating online black market Silk Road has confessed to pocketing even more sacks of the digital currency. In 2015, Shaun Bridges admitted that he funneled 20,000 bitcoins worth more than $820,000 to his personal account through...
- Ross Ulbricht takes another stab at overturning Silk Road conviction
October 6, 2016
Silk Road creator Ross Ulbricht is returning to the federal court in hopes of overturning his conviction and life sentence for running what was described as one of the most sophisticated criminal marketplaces on the internet. Lawyers for the 32-year-old are making an appearance at the Second Circuit U.S. Court...
- US feds rack up $1.6 million profit on seized Silk Road bitcoin
August 24, 2016
Remember when the U.S. Marshals announced several weeks ago that they are planning to auction some of the assets they seized from several cases involving the dark web commerce market Silk Road? Well, the feds pushed through with the plan and emerged with close to $2 million in profit. Last...
- Alleged Silk Road brain ‘Variety Jones’ arrested in Thailand
December 7, 2015
The man who was said to be the brains behind the now-defunct Silk Road operation is awaiting extradition to the United States for trial. Last week, the U.S. Department of Justice unsealed charges against 54-year-old Roger Thomas Clark, who was arrested in Thailand on Dec. 3 through a joint operation...
- US agent who aided in taking down Silk Road gets over 6 years for bitcoin theft
October 20, 2015
A former agent of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration who was a key player during the government’s Silk Road investigation was sentenced to 78 months in prison for corruption. Carl Force pleaded guilty on Monday to charges of extortion, money laundering and obstruction of charges, Reuters reported. He worked undercover...
When we say Bitcoin, we mean Bitcoin Cash
October 17, 2017
‘Game of skill’ allows users to bet on bitcoin price movements
September 1, 2017
New Japan law recognizes bitcoin as method of payment
March 31, 2017
Roger Ver bets $1M that Bitcoin Cash will not be ‘short-lived’
September 22, 2017