04 Oct '13, 9pm

Someone found the FBI's Bitcoin wallet and now people are sending mean notes to it

Someone found the FBI's Bitcoin wallet and now people are sending mean notes to it

When the FBI seize took control of the digital black market Silk Road , it also seized control of a bunch of money: about 26,000 bitcoins, a virtual currency that approximates cash on the internet. Bitcoins are worth about $122 each, which means the government is sitting on a pretty pile of cash. So why are enraged users sending the federal agency Bitcoin donations? It's possible to attach text to Bitcoin transactions using the site Blockchain.info, where messages are streamed for the public to view. It's not hard to locate a single wallet with so many coins, and someone has already renamed the FBI's wallet "Silkroad Seized Coins ." Users are now sending microdonations ranging from .000001 BTC to .0001 BTC, which are worth fractions of a penny, but really serve as the vehicle for messages. "Prohibition doesn't work. Stop ruining peoples' lives." In the wake of the Silk Roa...

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