FBI Struggles To Seize Alleged Silk Road Founder’s 600,000 Bitcoins Worth $80 Million

The FBI has found that seizing an anonymous decentralised peer-to-peer currency was trickier than it seemed, following the Bureau’s bust of the international drugs marketplace, Silk Road.

When Ross Ulbricht, known as Dread Pirate Roberts to users of the site, was arrested last week, the FBI seized 26,000 Bitcoins belonging to Silk Road customers. But it also attempted, unsuccessfully, to claim the nearly 600,000 which Ulbricht himself is thought to be holding.

via FBI Struggles To Seize Alleged Silk Road Founder’s 600,000 Bitcoins Worth $80 Million



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