26 Oct '13, 9am

#US seizes 'largest ever' #bitcoin haul from man linked to Silk Road website

US seizes 'largest ever' Bitcoin haul from man linked to Silk Road website Updated October 26, 2013 20:30:09 Related Story: Silk Road shut down after alleged owner arrested Related Story: Grieving father wants life for Silk Road founder Related Story: Father devastated by son's drug death angered by online marketplace Map: United States United States authorities have seized an estimated $29 million in digital currency from the alleged owner of an online drugs marketplace. Federal prosecutors said 144,336 bitcoins, a digital currency widely used on the defunct site, were discovered on computer hardware belonging to Ross William Ulbricht. The online drugs marketplace Silk Road was shut down by authorities three weeks ago. Ulbricht, known online as "Dread Pirate Roberts", was arrested on October 1 in San Francisco and charged with various conspiracy charges in relation to the...

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