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What happened to the rest of the Silk roads bitcoin?
I’ve looked for a few articles on this topic, but it seems only 144k btc were ever collected. The site collected 600k+ according to its back end? It’s stated that Ross Ulbricht, the guy found logged in moved btc a week prior to getting caught on another computer that’s never been found. I find it hard to believe this guy just had one or two stashes. Anyone have any legit theory’s not just conspiracy theories or is this guy just sitting on some massive hidden stash that neither he or his family can’t touch?
Bitcoin gained a great deal of importance and attention when a web page called The Silk Road, that was shut down for illegality in 2013, initially showed up. This is a long long time ago. No web page is started or is inherently illegal, its services and what it offers may be though. Following Ross Ulbricht’s arrest in October 2013, Silk Road 2.0 was temporarily re-opened by administrators of the original site. Silk Road 2.0 survived for about a year until it too was shut down and the alleged operator arrested. Further iterations of Silk Road have appeared, as well as other sites offering similar services. Silk Road operated from 2011-2013 and transacted BTC 9.52 million. Although darknet activity comprises only a minuscule fraction of Bitcoin volume in 2018, back when Silk Road rose to prominence, it has been speculated that a large amount of Bitcoin’s price rise and adoption was driven by illicit trading there. Nearly six years later, an Ohio man was arrested Thursday on charges of trying to launder more than $19 million worth of bitcoin he allegedly earned via drug deals on Silk Road. 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 ...
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