Bitcoin, A Tool For Prosecuting Crimes on Silk Road Drugs | Bitcoin is an online digital currency that has for long been used by libertarians. As the Silk Road grew in popularity, so did recognition that bitcoin could be used for illicit activity, and so did the government's interest in it. Silk Road was an online black market and the first modern darknet market, best known as a . The FBI initially seized 26, bitcoins from accounts on Silk Road , worth approximately $ million at the time. An FBI spokesperson said that the Owner : Ross William Ulbricht ( pseudonym "Dr.
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