30 Mar '15, 10pm

Bitcoin Secret Agents Were Pirates Themselves

Bitcoin Secret Agents Were Pirates Themselves

As far as I can tell, the FBI ties Force to French Maid on pretty circumstantial evidence. The Carl/Carla thing, but also, not too many people knew that law enforcement was trying to arrange an interview with Mark Karpeles about Dread Pirate Roberts. And: "Not only did FORCE and 'French Maid' both use the same brand of PGP software, they also both used the same outdated version of that software, 1.4.12. Version 1.4.12 was released on January 2012, and was replaced with a new version by December 2012, and was one of several versions of GnuPG software." I hope I am never arrested because an extortionist and I use the same outdated iOS on our phones! Also though "the 770 bitcoin payment DPR made to 'French Maid,' worth approximately $98,000 at the time, ended up in FORCE's own personal digital currency account." Which seems like pretty good evidence? I don't know why they did...

Full article: http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2015-03-30/bitcoin-...

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