Silk Road

An online black marketplace and the first modern darknet market, best known as a platform for selling illegal drugs. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) shut down the website in October 2013, and arrested Ross William Ulbricht under charges of being the site’s pseudonymous founder ‘Dread Pirate Roberts’. Ulbricht was convicted of seven charges related to Silk Road in U.S. Federal Court in Manhattan and was sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole. Here’re the latest news related to Silk Road.

Silk Road Founder Ross Ulbricht Reaches Out to Roger Ver in a Bid to Get Trump’s Pardon
January 2nd, 2019

Ross Ulbricht, the founder of Silk Road, who is currently serving his double life sentence, wrote to Roger Ver and asked his help in getting clemency.

U.S. Prosecutors Accuse Shaun Bridges of Additional Bitcoin Theft In Silk Road Case
February 25th, 2016

The new evidence has been discovered during the search of Bridges’s house.

Silk Road Operator Ross Ulbricht Seeks New Trial as Investigation Improprieties Leak Out
January 13th, 2016

Ulbricht’s defense team filed a multipage argument with a list of improprieties and abuses in Ulbricht’s investigation and trial.

Interview with Roger Ver: 10 Questions to Bitcoin Angel Investor & Evangelist
November 29th, 2015

Every week CoinSpeaker interviews famous people involved with Bitcoin, Blockchain, Internet of Things, and FinTech industry.

Four Bidders Won 44,000 Bitcoins in Final Silk Road Auction
November 13th, 2015

The final auction of confiscated Silk Road bitcoins resulted in four winners, the U.S. Marshals Service spokesperson said on Thursday.

Bitcoin Exchange itBit Wins 10,000 BTC in Final Silk Road Auction
November 10th, 2015

New York-based bitcoin exchange itBit won five blocks of the digital currency which is equal approximately to 10,000 bitcoins.

U.S. Marshals Conducted Final Silk Road’s Auction for 44,000 Bitcoins
November 6th, 2015

The United States Marshals Service has sold the last 44,000 bitcoins seized from the Silk Road marketplace.

U.S. Marshals Will Hold Final Auction of Silk Road Bitcoins on November 5
November 3rd, 2015

The US Marshals Service plans to auction off the final chunk of 44,341 bitcoins confiscated from the Silk Road online dark market.

Corrupt Silk Road DEA Agent Carl Force IV Jailed for 78 Months
October 20th, 2015

Corrupt Silk Road DEA Agent was charged for stealing Bitcoins during the government’s investigation of Silk Road.

Former U.S. Secret Service Agent Admits $820,000 Bitcoin Theft in Silk Road Probe
September 1st, 2015

Shaun Bridges, a former Secret Service agent, pleaded guilty on Monday to diverting to his personal account over $800,000 worth of bitcoins during an investigation into online black marketplace Silk Road.