Bitcoin Politics

If Money Equals Freedom of Speech, What About Bitcoin?

The U.S. Supreme Court equates money with freedom of speech. Now, The Financial Services Committee of the U.S. House of...

Julio Gil-Pulgar | Jul 23, 2018 | 21:00

$5.2 Million in Cryptocurrency Seized in EU’s Largest LSD Raid

European law enforcement agencies dismantled a Darknet...

Austin Kennedy | Jun 30, 2018 | 03:00

Mastermind Behind Silk Road Appeals Judge’s Decisions

Ross Ulbricht, also known by his alias as Dread Pirate...

Patrick Smith | Mar 21, 2018 | 01:30

U.S. Government Receives Approval to Sell Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash...

The U.S. government has received approval from a judge...

Patrick Smith | Jan 07, 2018 | 22:00

Rekt! FBI Silk Road Bitcoin Auction Loses Agency $2.4 Billion

The FBI will rue the day it sold its hoard of Silk...

Wilma Woo | Dec 14, 2017 | 11:00

US Government Nets $48 Million from Sale of Silk Road Bitcoins

The US government finally claimed $48 million USD...

Jeff Francis | Oct 02, 2017 | 20:15

AlphaBay Taken Down, Alleged Administrator Commits Suicide, Dark Web...

The biggest Dark Web marketplace was seized and shut...

Karan Kapoor | Jul 14, 2017 | 22:00

Trump Fires ‘Most Dangerous Man in Bitcoin’ U.S. Attorney...

US president Donald Trump has fired Preet Bharara, the...

Wilma Woo | Mar 12, 2017 | 07:30
Bitcoin Breaking News Brief

New Research Shows Dark Net Markets Are Growing

A new report, commissioned by the Dutch government...

Trevor Hill | Aug 11, 2016 | 21:32

Crooked Silk Road Agent’s Lawyer: Appeal is Frivolous

The former secret service agent, Shaun Bridges, is attempting to appeal his ruling on some dubious...

Trevor Hill | Aug 08, 2016 | 18:08
Charlie Shrem

Industry Report: Charlie Shrem Is a Free Man

Charlie Shrem is released from prison; Ethereum successfully “hard-forks,” and the Bank of...

Nick Marinoff | Jul 22, 2016 | 12:00
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Breaking News

FBI Overstepped Boundaries Again in Silk Road Investigation

The story of Silk Road is far from finished by the look of things. Gary Davis, also known as...

Jp Buntinx | Jun 30, 2016 | 04:08
The Philippines Could Have Tougher Punishment in Place

Charlie Shrem Went To Jail One Year Ago Today

One year ago today, former BitInstant CEO and early Bitcoin proponent Charlie Shrem began serving...

Justin OConnell | Mar 30, 2016 | 06:00
Breaking News Releases Rare Ross Ulbricht Home Video

The website has changed its look and has...

Jamie Redman | Feb 23, 2016 | 11:46

Synthetic Cannabis Proliferates On The Dark Web

Weed and mushrooms aren’t the only drugs you can get...

Justin OConnell | Feb 01, 2016 | 17:43

Carl Force’s Lawyer is Pessimistic about Ulbricht’s...

As Ross Ulbricht seeks a new trial, citing the...

Justin OConnell | Jan 16, 2016 | 01:14
Breaking News

Silk Road Mentor Caught In Thailand

A U.S. Justice Department press release reports that...

Jamie Redman | Dec 05, 2015 | 08:39

Silk Road Successor Middle Earth Experiencing Prolonged Downtime

Middle Earth has been down for a few weeks at least...

Justin OConnell | Nov 27, 2015 | 12:00
Breaking News

The Silk Road Auction Mystery

On November 5 the U.S. government sold the last cache...

Jamie Redman | Nov 10, 2015 | 07:30

The Final Silk Road Auction: Part II

The end of an era has been reached. The final Silk...

Nick Marinoff | Nov 07, 2015 | 08:00

Bitcoinist Weekly News Re-hash: $300 Rally, Carl Force Goes to Prison

The markets sprang into action this week, with the...

Evan Faggart | Oct 26, 2015 | 08:00
Bitcoin Politics

Silk Road Agent Sentenced To 78 Months

The corrupt Silk Road DEA agent Carl Force was sentenced today in California to an edict of 78...

Jamie Redman | Oct 19, 2015 | 21:44

Bitcoinist Weekly News Re-Hash: Carl Force Sentencing, Uber’s...

Bitcoiners got to enjoy some exciting market activity this week, with the Bitcoin price rising to...

Evan Faggart | Oct 19, 2015 | 08:00

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