25 Oct '13, 8pm

The FBI Just Scooped up $28.5 Million in Bitcoin from Silk Road

As of Friday afternoon, the FBI had managed to seize 144,000 bitcoins from Silk Road's founder. Worth some $28.5 million in current exchange rates, that's the largest ever seizure of the cryptocurrency. But based on the Bitcoin trail uncovered in recent weeks, over $50 million could still be missing . To be more specific, the Feds say they intercepted a Bitcoin wallet belonging to "Dread Pirate Roberts," which is the pseudonym for Ross Ulbricht (or Gawker writer Adrian Chen, if you listen to Reddit's crackpot theories ). While the FBI had previously seized 30,000 from Silk Road, the now defunct drug marketplace brought down earlier this month , an FBI official told Forbes 's Andy Greenberg that the scale was unheard of. "This is unprecedented," said the official. "Even if this were a regular drug case, it would be huge." Huge is only the beginning, though. According to an ...

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