06 Oct '13, 10pm

Bitcoin Seized From Silk Road Is In A Highly Prankable FBI Wallet

Bitcoin Seized From Silk Road Is In A Highly Prankable FBI Wallet

Ross Ulbricht's arrest last week included an FBI seizure of about 26,000 Bitcoins. But you can't just stick Bitcoins under your mattress. Even if you're the FBI they have to be in a wallet somewhere. And people know where. Internet denizens found the wallet and have been contributing tiny sums, we're talking 0.00000001 BTC here, so they can leave public notes expressing a range of . . . feelings. As ZDNet puts it, there are now "three pages of snark, anger, defiance, trolling and political spankings" happening on the public notes section of the FBI's wallet. And the comments really do cover a whole spectrum of feels. One says: "Why do we put people who are on drugs in jail? They're sick, they're not criminals. Sick people don't get healed in prison. You see? It makes no sense." Another adds : "Marijuana: a drug that kills … no one – and let's put it in a time frame – ever....

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