Tag Archives: silk road
- 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a court order last Sept. 29, U.S. District Judge Katherine Forrest announced that Silk Road creator Ross Ulbricht has withdrawn his claims to the Bitcoins, which means...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...
- Australia eyes regulating bitcoin under counter-terrorism finance laws
August 9, 2016
Australia’s financial intelligence agency sees bitcoin as an emerging threat, and so it must be regulated under stricter laws. The country is currently in the process of overhauling its anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism finance laws, and so the subject of the popular digital currency is bound to come up sooner...
- Ex-Silk Road agent suspected of stealing $700K in another bitcoin heist
July 4, 2016
And the Silk Road saga continues. Remember Shaun Bridges? He’s the former Secret Service agent who pleaded guilty to stealing from the now-defunct online black market Silk Road. Bridges was arrested in February—a day before he was scheduled to begin his six-year prison sentence—in his home in Maryland. If you...
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