06 Oct '13, 9am

After Silk Road seizure, FBI Bitcoin wallet identified and pranked

After Silk Road seizure, FBI Bitcoin wallet identified and pranked

When online black market Silk Road boss Ross Ulbricht was arrested last week the FBI seized around 26,000 in Bitcoin - now revealed, the FBI's Bitcoin 'wallet' address is the target of small bitcoin payments with snarky messages. At the FBI's Silkroad Seized Coins address, an increasing number of payments to the tune of 0.00000001 BTC are coming in with messages attached as a Public Note. The messages now span three pages of snark, anger, defiance, trolling and political spankings. One Public Note on Blockchain reads , "The only way to have a drug-free world is to have a people-free world. And even then, the animals will get stoned." Another Public Note says , "Prohibition goes beyond the bounds of reason in that it attempts to control a man's appetite by legislation and makes a crime out of things that are not crimes. -Abraham Lincoln " A common Public Note message for th...

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