02 Oct '13, 5pm

Paranoia exploding on the Bitcoin forums

Paranoia exploding on the Bitcoin forums

The alleged founder of underground e-commerce website Silk Road has been arrested. The site's primary medium of exchange was Bitcoin, the digital, ostensibly anonymous currency. And right now, the talk on Bitcoin forums is pretty grim — not least because the FBI's indictment indicates the feds are monitoring them. The criminal complaint alleges that Ulbricht went by the name "altoid" on Bitcointalk.org, one of the main Bitcoin discussion sites. That has turned Bitcointalk users paranoid. "Did this forum give up information via a court order? How does one extract IP information and possibly deleted posts with a normal account?" "fcmatt" asked. A user named "Rampion" called out "theymos," an administrator at Bitcointalk.org, for possibly cooperating with authorities (emphasis "Rampion's"): "Read the indictment. They are monitoring these forums (and much more), they looked ho...

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