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Ronnie Moas and Vinny Lingham Come to Blows Over $20K Bitcoin Bet

News Two well-known Bitcoin (BTC) figures have resorted to a painfully public Twitter exchange to settle an argument over a $20,000 unpaid bet. The heated debate, which is ongoing, revolves around a pledge which investor Ronnie Moas made in 2018. Moas redistributes Ross Ulbricht BTCIf Bitcoin was..

Did 2019 Deliver on All That Was Promised for the Crypto Industry?

New Year Special Disappointment isn’t always a bad thing. It can be a spur, motivating one to work harder to meet expectations and goals. It is in this spirit that Cointelegraph informally surveyed members of the crypto community about this past year’s unfulfilled industry promises. Here are some ..

Silk Road Darknet Marketplace Founder: BTC Will Reach $100,000 in 2020

News The price of Bitcoin (BTC) will skyrocket up to $100,000 in the coming year, according to the founder of infamous darknet marketplace Silk Road. In a series of blog posts on Dec. 10, Ross Ulbricht — the founder of now-defunct anonymous marketplace Silk Road — predicted that BTC’s price will r..

Tim Draper Calls For Ross Ulbricht’s Release: ‘We Need Entrepreneurs Like That Guy!’

News One of the most successful investors in the world is calling for the release of convicted criminal Ross Ulbricht. Following up on a September 21 tweet by Tim Draper that was completely sympathetic to the imprisoned Silk Road creator, Fred Schebesta of the Crypto Finder video podcast took a mo..

Silk Road Prosecutor: 99.9% of Fiat Money Laundering Goes Unprosecuted

News Kathryn Haun — a general partner at Andreesen Horowitz and the Justice Department's prosecutor for the infamous Silk Road case —- says that the fiat-dominated financial system is inept at tackling the very thing it purports to worry about when it comes to crypto. In the traditional finan..

Bitcoin History Part 15: Silk Road Is Born

Silk Road launched in February 2011 as the darknet’s first bitcoin-based marketplace. Within four months, it would be the darknet’s most notorious site whose reputation extended all the way to the U.S. Senate. The origins of the drugs marketplace can be traced back further, however, to a philosophic..

Bitcoin No Longer Desirable Option for Criminals, Says CoinCorner CEO

News Gary Davis was sentenced to 6.5 years in prison for helping manage the now-defunct darknet marketplace Silk Road. The 31-year-old Irish man, who was extradited to the United States, had served as Silk Road forum moderator between May and June 2013 before working as a site administrator betwee..

They’re Watching: Silk Road User Gets $19 Million Bitcoin Trove Confiscated by U.S. Gov’t

If you’ve facilitated large-scale illicit activity online using cryptocurrencies, just waiting for a few years to make an escape is no longer going to cut it courtesy of increasingly advanced blockchain analysis techniques. That reality was on full display this week, as the U.S. Justice Department’..

Alleged Silk Road Drug Dealer Arrested in the United States

News United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York Geoffrey S. Berman announced the arrest of alleged dark web drug dealer Hugh Brian Haney in a press release published on July 18. Per the release, Haney has been charged with money laundering. He allegedly used cryptocurrency to lau..

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