Silk Road

Tony Hawk Purchased Bitcoin in 2012 After Reading About the Silk Road Marketplace

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>Tony Hawk, the American professional skateboarder often referred to as ‘Birdman,’ discussed bitcoin at the Bitcoin 2021 conference in Miami and told the crowd he got into the crypto economy in 2012. Hawk said he heard about the crypto asset after reading about the Silk Road marketplace and at the time, he …

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‘Castle’ production company’s new TV crypto comedy to drop an ep as an NFT

A scripted TV series that’s about crypto — and funded by it — is in development at Beacon Pictures, the independent production company behind “Bring It On”, and popular ABC drama “Castle.” According to Deadline Hollywood, the 10 part TV crypto-comedy series “Hold on for Dear Life” —  a reference of sort to the slang …

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Seized Silk Road Bitcoin Worth $3 Billion Likely Linked to Disgraced US Secret Service Agent

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>Over $3 billion worth in bitcoin seized by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), belonging to Silk Road, are likely linked to a former U.S. Secret Service agent. The latest findings suggest that “Individual X” is, in fact, Shaun Bridges.</strong> Bridges Is Set to Be Freed in November Per recent court filings, …

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Silk Road Bitcoin Seizure: Analytics Firm Claims Tokens Worth Millions Still Outstanding

Belarus’ Largest Bank Launches Cryptocurrency Exchange Service The largest bank in Belarus, Belarusbank, has reportedly begun providing a cryptocurrency exchange service, allowing customers to buy bitcoin using Visa cards. Belarusbank’s new cryptocurrency exchange service is in collaboration with bitcoin exchange service provider Whitebird, several local news outlets … read more. Bitpay Launches New Payroll Service …

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Chainalysis Launches Program to Store and Sell Seized Crypto Assets for Governments

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <div class=”td-a-rec td-a-rec-id-content_top “><a data-bid=”1″ href=”https://news.bitcoin.com/linkout/422919″ rel=”nofollow noopener noreferrer” target=”_blank”><img loading=”lazy” src=”http://scoreit.online/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/lottery-new-bn-2.jpg” alt width=”728″ height=”180″></a></div><strong>The blockchain intelligence and surveillance company Chainalysis revealed the launch of a new program that aims to help governments and insolvency practitioners sell seized cryptocurrencies. The news follows the recent U.S. government seizure of more than 69,000 <a …

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Law Decoded: New administration and the DoJ’s continued flex in crypto, Oct. 30–Nov. 6

Are you over the election? I’m over the election. But you can bet that as soon as I finish writing this week’s Law Decoded, I will compulsively check up on what’s happening in Georgia and Pennsylvania. And it seems that I’m not alone. Despite the election highjacking the entire news cycle, crypto has not been …

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Someone has transferred ~$1 billion from a bitcoin wallet quiet since 2015

Enlarge George / Getty Images Nearly $1 billion in bitcoin has been transferred out of a mysterious wallet that has been quiet since 2015. The haul of slightly more than 69,369 BTC—worth about $975 million at the time this post went live—was moved out in the past 24 hours, the bitcoin ledger shows. Alon Gal, …

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The Silk Road Balance Sheet Discrepancy: Bitcoin Worth $4.8 Billion Still Missing

The original Silk Road marketplace has been shut down for well over seven years now and to this day, 444,000 bitcoin worth $4.8 billion is still missing. Just recently, a report focused on those funds discusses one of the market’s biggest mysteries and how people have seemingly forgotten about this massive stash. A number of …

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Crooked police chief sentenced to 8 years for dark web shenanigans

Former police chief Yuri Zaitsev was recently sentenced to eight years in prison for acting as a bounty hunter for a dark web marketplace. In December 2018, Zaitsev was working as the leader of his unit within the Main Directorate for Drugs Control of the Republic of Khakassia — a law enforcement division which is analogous …

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