04 Oct '13, 5am

Today In Bitcoin: Silk Road Busted and Bitcoin Forum Hacked

Today In Bitcoin: Silk Road Busted and Bitcoin Forum Hacked

An important piece of the Bitcoin libertarian dream crumbled this Tuesday as a handful of FBI agents stormed the science fiction section of the Glen Park library in San Francisco and arrested 29 year-old California resident, Ross William Ulbricht. He was charged with operating the popular online drug market, Silk Road. For several years now, the founder of the site has been known to the public simply as "Dread Pirate Roberts," a name borrowed from a mysterious yet charismatic swashbuckler in the movie The Princess Bride . The service he provided on Silk Road allowed drug buyers and sellers to anonymously contact each other, make deals, and send payment through the Bitcoin network. The Feds that scooped Ulbricht up claim that he brought in an estimated US $80 million in commissions from the sales conducted on Silk Road.

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