04 Oct '13, 9pm

Internet lobs insults at FBI’s Silk Road Bitcoin wallet by @cfarivar

Bitcoin enthusiasts appear to have located the wallet number of the federally controlled account that now contains over $3.5 million worth of the digital currency. That money is believed to have come from the seized accounts of the Silk Road website . All Bitcoin transactions are public, but unless an account holder comes forward to say that they own a particular wallet, it is almost impossible to know with complete certainty who actually controls it. A court document from earlier this week states that the United States claims the right to seize the Silk Road's assets. As the Protective Order states : The United States is further authorized to seize any and all Bitcoins contained in wallet files residing on silk road servers, including those servers enumerated in the caption of this complaint, pending the outcome of this civil proceeding, by transferring the full account b...

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