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# Silk Road News

February 1, 2019 by at Bitcoin, Blockchain, Business, Crime
A nurse in California has been arrested on suspicion of illegally selling opiates on the dark web on marketplaces such as Silk Road, AlphaBay, and Pandora in exchange for bitcoin since 2013. She was arrested last week and could face distribution and conspiracy charges.  Running a Successful Illegal Pharmacy on the...
September 5, 2018 by at Bitcoin, Commentary, Exchange, News
The cryptosphere is agog with rumors about a bitcoin whale - someone controlling a significant amount of bitcoin - preparing to dump approximately $1 billion worth of bitcoin on the market. If it happens, such a move would almost certainly have a devastating effect on the price of bitcoin and...
July 6, 2018 by at Bitcoin, Crime, News, Regulation
Canada’s British Columbia government is laying claim to $1.4 million in bitcoin from a mail-order marijuana dealer it managed to seize many years ago. Cryptocurrency Claim Gives Legitimacy to Industry The Government claimed that the mail-order marijuana dealer was a vendor on the notorious Silk Road website. According to The...
June 20, 2018 by at Blockchain, News
The Manhattan US Attorney has announced the successful extradition of Canadian citizen Roger Thomas Clark from Thailand to face prosecution over his alleged role in the running of the now-defunct Silk Road darknet website which facilitated transactions of illegal drugs and weapons using Bitcoin. Operating from January 2011 to October...
April 16, 2018 by at Bitcoin, Blockchain, News, Regulation
Designed as a peer-to-peer, borderless, digital payment solution, bitcoin (BTC) continually finds itself shrouded in controversies, scams, uninformed media claims and, unfortunately, dark net marketplaces. Bitcoin’s Properties Make It a Perfect Darknet Currency Although bitcoin’s existence is that of a simple digital token, its misuse results in widespread legal crackdowns....
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