A winning anonymous bidder bought 2,700 Bitcoins (worth roughly $1.6 Million) in an auction held by the United States Marshals Service (USMS) on Monday.
The US government announced at the beginning of this month its plans to auction 2,719 Bitcoins that were seized during several criminal, civil and administrative cases like Silk Road.
The US Marshals confirmed to CoinDesk that four bids were
A former United States undercover agent who stole hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of Bitcoins during an investigation into the underground drug marketplace Silk Road is now suspected of stealing even more of the cryptocurrency from two other cases.
Shaun Bridges is one of two former US agents who pleaded guilty last year and was sentenced in December to almost six years in prison for
According to an investigation, Matthew Edman, a cyber security expert and former employee of the Tor Project, helped the FBI with Cornhusker a.k.a Torsploit malware that allowed Feds to hack and unmask Tor users in several high-profile cases, including Operation Torpedo and Silk Road.
Do you know who created malware for the FBI that allowed Feds to unmask Tor users?
An admin of Silk Road 2, named Brian Farrell, who helped maintain the notorious dark web site by providing customer and technical support, approving and suspending vendors, and promoting staff members, has pleaded guilty and could face 8 years in prison.
The 28-year-old man, who used the moniker “DoctorClu,” had been accused last year of being the right-hand to the creator of Silk Road 2.0
Breaking Update: Police Raid alleged Bitcoin Creator Craig Wright’s Home in Sydney.
Yes, Satoshi Nakamoto, the mysterious creator of the Bitcoin digital cryptocurrency has possibly been identified as an Australian entrepreneur, according to investigations independently done by Wired and Gizmodo.
His name is Craig Steven Wright…
…at least based on some convincing evidence shown by
Just hours after the Australian man ‘Craig Steven Wright’ outed as the possible real identity of Satoshi Nakamoto, the anonymous creator of Bitcoin, Australian Police raided his home in Sydney.
Over 10 police officers raided Wright’s home in the Sydney suburbs on Wednesday afternoon. They forcefully opened the door, and ‘started searching the cupboards and surfaces of the garage.’