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A Heartbroken Mother Hopes President Trump Will Exonerate Ross Ulbricht

A Heartbroken Mother Hopes President Trump Will Exonerate Ross UlbrichtLyn Ulbricht, the mother of convicted Silk Road administrator Ross Ulbricht, has expressed hope that U.S. president Donald Trump will pardon her son. Ulbricht’s family believes that Ross didn’t receive a fair trial and his sentencing was extremely harsh for a crime that didn’t involve violence. The interview with Lyn Ulbricht follows the recent 111,588 […]

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December 21, 2018 0

Federal Agents Told This Silk Road Moderator to Fake His Own Death

Federal Agents Told This Silk Road Moderator to Fake His Own DeathA former administrator from the now-defunct Silk Road marketplace is recounting his story in a tell-all book and movie deal. After being arrested in 2013, darknet moderator Curtis Green was involved in a bizarre conspiracy with corrupt Silk Road investigators and was later told to fake his own death. Also read: Tales From A Dead Man: […]

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December 9, 2018 0

Silk Road Fake Murder Mystery May Be Solved

Rather than round up a series of stories from the deep web, this week we’re focusing on just the one. The tale, concerning Silk Road’s most enduring mystery, is so labyrinthine it warrants recounting in full. Also read: 5 Opsec Errors That Caused Cryptocurrency Users to Lose Everything ‘Redandwhite’ Indicted in Black and White Silk […]

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November 25, 2018 0

Silk Road Operator Libertas Pleads Guilty, Seeks Plea Deal

Gary Davis, an Irishman who was extradited to the United States in July to face charges for his suspected involvement in the operations of Silk Road, has reportedly begun discusssing a plea bargain with prosecutors. Davis, who was known as ‘Libertas’ on Silk Road, has pled guilty to conspiring to distribute narcotics – a charge […]

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October 28, 2018 0

10 Days That Shook the World of Bitcoin

10 Days That Shocked the World of BitcoinWhen Bitcoin’s history is written, the following events will command a chapter apiece. Bitcoin is a creeping revolution that does not lend itself to listicles, and thus any such attempt is destined to fall short. What follows, therefore, is a potted history of a transformative technology whose greatest moments have yet to come. In chronological […]

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October 19, 2018 0

Ross Ulbricht Marks Fifth Anniversary in Prison

Ross Ulbricht Marks Fifth Anniversary in PrisonAlleged founder of Silk Road, Ross Ulbricht, marked his fifth year in prison. October 1st, 2013, Mr. Ulbricht began a double life sentence without the possibility of parole for his alleged founding and running of the Silk Road online marketplace. On the occasion of his fifth full year, FreeRoss.org launched a new project to raise awareness […]

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October 2, 2018 0

US Confiscates Millions in Cryptocurrencies in Alphabay Forfeiture Case

US Confiscates Millions in Cryptocurrencies in Alphabay Forfeiture CaseThis month the US District Court of Eastern California has been very busy dealing with cases involving the infamous and now defunct darknet marketplace the Alphabay. The Federal courthouse in Fresno just recently wrapped up the forfeiture case involving the alleged Alphabay leader Alexandre Cazes. Further, the Fresno courthouse has charged and have plans to […]

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September 18, 2018 0

The Darknet Cat and Mouse Game: Law Enforcement Gains More Traction

The Darknet Cat and Mouse Game: Law Enforcement Gains More TractionSince the dawn of the Silk Road and the myriad of darknet markets (DNM) that followed, it’s been a cat and mouse game between law enforcement and DNM vendors and users. Also read: Proof-of-Stake is a Rebranded Version of the Old Financial System Operation Bayonet For a while, after the Silk Road was taken down it […]

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September 8, 2018 0

$800M BTC Wallet Reactivates: Tens of Millions to Exchanges

$800M BTC Wallet Reactivates: Tens of Millions to ExchangesSpeculation has been swirling around a BTC wallet held dormant for over four years that is suddenly showing movement. That it contains something on the order of nearly one billion dollars worth of bitcoin core (BTC) has the ecosystem in both investigative mode and panic, as it could signal a giant dump at the very […]

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September 5, 2018 0

Snowden Releases NSA Documents Showing Bitcoin Was “#1 Priority”

Snowden Releases NSA Documents Showing Bitcoin Was "#1 Priority"Xkeyscore. MAC addresses. OAKSTAR. MONKEYROCKET. Edward Snowden is at it again. This time the world’s most notorious whistleblower has handed over National Security Agency (NSA) documentation to online investigative news outlet The Intercept revealing an invasive covert program to track bitcoin users using spy tools he uncovered during his infamous first go-round. The implications include the […]

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March 21, 2018 0