04 Oct '13, 4pm

If you can’t buy drugs with bitcoin, what’s it good for?

If you can’t buy drugs with bitcoin, what’s it good for?

Miscreants who thought bitcoin would be a magical way to flout international law by selling drugs and hiring contract killers have found out what bitcoin advocates have been asserting all along: The digital-only crypto currency backed only by the good faith of nerds everywhere is private, not anonymous . The recent bust of notorious online drug market Silk Road has proven that while bitcoin can be a means for conducting secure transactions secretly, nothing about the currency is untraceable, and it can’t protect you if law enforcement comes knocking. In this way, the takedown of Silk Road is actually good for bitcoin , because cleaning up the public image of the world’s most popular crypto currency could help it go mainstream . Indeed, Silicon Valley heavyweights are betting that bitcoin is the future—from the Winklevoss twins , who put a portion of their settlement from F...

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