08 Oct '13, 9am

Silk Road alternatives emerge as public hammers FBI bitcoin wallet

The bitcoin community has been having some fun with the FBI, after it discovered the bitcoin address that the agency has been using to transfer Silk Road bitcoins to its own wallet. Pranksters have been sending tiny transactions to the address, giving them a chance to attach personal messages to the feds. The FBI had already seized 26,000 bitcoins that had been held in escrow for Silk Road customers. It registered a bitcoin address using blockchain.info , which has a feature enabling people to attach notes if they send bitcoins using its wallet. Among advertisements for bitcoin exchanges, pleas for charity , and sideways references to the X-Files , was one wag who seemed intent on Rickrolling the FBI. Repeatedly. Others were more serious. “What we’re doing isn’t about scoring drugs or ‘sticking it to the man.’ It’s about standing up for our rights as human beings and refus...

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