Silk Road

Silk Road’s Ulbricht Being Considered for Pardon by Trump: Report

The White House Counsel's office reported to be reviewing the case documents for the convicted Silk Road operator.

News  ·  16 December 2020

US Seized More Than $1B in Silk Road–Linked Bitcoins, Seeks Forfeiture

The seizure on Tuesday, tied to the Silk Road marketplace, is reported to be the largest the U.S. has ever done.

Markets  ·  5 November 2020

Nearly $1B in Bitcoin Moves From Wallet Linked to Silk Road

A wallet possibly belonging to early dark net market Silk Road moved almost $1 billion worth of bitcoin early on Wednesday.

News  ·  4 November 2020

Silk Road Programmer Pleads Guilty to Making False Statements

Michael Weigand faces a five-year maximum sentence for hiding his role with Silk Road from investigators.

News  ·  21 September 2020

New York Regulator Hires Former IRS Silk Road Investigator as General Counsel

The New York Department of Financial Services has appointed former IRS Criminal Investigations head Richard Weber as its new general counsel.

News  ·  28 April 2020

Silk Road Operator Pleads Guilty to 1 Charge of Conspiracy

Roger Clark, an alleged operator behind the Silk Road darknet site arrested in 2015, has pleaded guilty to one charge of conspiracy to distribute narcotics.

News  ·  31 January 2020

Silk Road Seller Pleads Guilty to Money Laundering $19 Million With Bitcoin

Brian Haney, a former narcotics trafficker, pled guilty to charges that he laundered $19 million in bitcoin on Silk Road.

Policy & regulation  ·  8 November 2019

Inside the Museum of Bitcoin: An Interactive Tour of Crypto History

We took a tour of the Museum of Bitcoin, a pop-up installation at The North American Bitcoin Conference 2019. It was a trip down memory lane.

Tech  ·  9 February 2019

Secret Service Agent Gets Extra Jail Time Over Theft of Silk Road Bitcoin

A former U.S. Secret Service agent has been given an additional prison term for laundering Silk Road bitcoin stolen from a U.S government wallet.

Policy & regulation  ·  8 November 2017

Attorney General Jeff Sessions: Bitcoin on Dark Web ‘Is a Big Problem’

U.S. Attorney General Jeffrey Sessions is concerned about the use of bitcoin by dark markets online.

Policy & regulation  ·  19 October 2017

Ross Ulbricht Drops Claim to Millions Raised in Silk Road Bitcoin Auctions

The convicted operator of the Silk Road dark market has given up his claim to over $48 million raised after the sale of more than 144,000 bitcoins.

Policy & regulation  ·  2 October 2017

Welcome to Bitcoin Country: Silk Road and the Lost Threads of Agorism

Silk Road and black markets? University of Dublin's Paul Ennis takes a dive into the kinds of sub-cultures bitcoin and cryptocurrencies enable.

Markets  ·  23 September 2017

Prosecutors: Rogue Silk Road Agent Stole 1,600 BTC After 2015 Guilty Plea

New charges have been filed against a former Secret Service agent previously plead guilty stealing bitcoins during the Silk Road investigation.

Policy & regulation  ·  15 August 2017

Judges Shoot Down Silk Road Operator’s Appeal Bid

Ross Ulbricht, who was sentenced to life in prison in 2015 for operating the now-defunct dark market Silk Road, has lost his appeal.

Policy & regulation  ·  31 May 2017

Silk Road Goes Dark: Bitcoin Survives Its Biggest Market’s Demise

In CoinDesk's "Bitcoin Milestones" series, attorney Marco Santori recalls the heyday of Silk Road, its sudden downfall and its legacy for bitcoin.

Policy & regulation  ·  5 May 2017